Factors That Affect the Selection of News
There are many different types of news stories. How is a news story selected? Who decides what gets front page attention? What factors play a role in selecting what gets reported? What is the impact on public opinion? There are a number of factors that go into the selection of news. Let’s take a look at some of them. Read on to learn more! But first, let’s define what we mean by “news” in the first place.
Reporting of human activity
In Official Report on Human Activity, a group of writers sift through a decade’s worth of media for the most interesting stories. The book explores how people navigate a world that is riddled with bigotry, media technology gone awry, and capitalist-style capitalism. Characters wrestle with how to navigate the holy trinity of gender, race, and sexuality, while exploring the role of music and writing.
Influences on news selection
There is an increasing body of literature suggesting that media influence news selection. Interestingly, this influence extends beyond traditional news organizations. In particular, Vliegenthart and Walgrave provide an overview of inter-media agenda-setting. Sigal also considers a range of inter-media influences, including informal and enterprise channels, which include news items not widely available through other means. These channels have the highest degree of exclusivity and are often initiated by journalists.
There are many factors that affect whether a story gets front-page coverage and is considered newsworthy. While influence and relevance are important factors in determining whether a story gets front-page coverage, they are not sufficient by themselves to determine the newsworthiness of a story. To understand why this is the case, researchers conducted a research study that looked at the impact of time on news stories. Their findings indicated that shorter stories are less newsworthy.
Impact on public opinion
Media coverage of the economy can influence public opinion, especially in election years. Marc Hetherington found that negative news coverage of the economy during the 1992 presidential election cost the incumbent President George H.W. Bush some support. The timing of negative news coverage during a presidential election is also significant, as a strong economy generally boosts the reelection prospects of the incumbent president. However, there are limits to the influence of the media on public opinion.
The quality of news has fallen, compromising its educational value and deteriorating democracy. The problem is complex, but some solutions involve further regulation of media ownership. The FCC is fraught with conflicts of interest and pushes the national media problem even further from a solution. But what is the solution? How can the media be made more ethical and more accountable? Let’s take a closer look. Here are some suggestions: