Journalism â€“ and especially television â€“ presents events as stories; it utilizes stereotypical templates to impose a sense of order and completeness on information and the result is often incomplete and even misleading.
….Our lives, and most events, do not unfold in an orderly sequence. To make sense of them, to manage the disorder of the world, we create stories…. Our stories may or may not be true in a factual sense. But unless we are involved in a forensic inquiry, what matters more in most cases are the meanings and perceptions they portray.
Jackson reminds us that our stories are created, then revised and fine-tuned over time, to serve various purposes:
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