Unpacking Political News

Unpacking Political News

Unpacking Political News The first portion of the chapter reviews the impact of journalistic routines on political news-gathering. The second part looks at the role played by organizational forces, a topic that brings us eyeball to eyeball with controversies involving Fox News. The third section explores the ways that an array of economic factors shape news. The final portion describes the complex ways that the larger political system influences news, particularly coverage of recent wars. MEDIA ROUTINES What are media routines? They are defined as “those patterned, routinized, repeated practices and forms that media workers use to do their jobs”. From a professional perspective, routines enable reporters to gain information efficiently, providing tried-and-true methods to determine which information should pass through the informational gates and which should be discarded. There are three key routines: (1) Ethically based and journalistic news values; (2) Reliance on sources; (3) Dependence on informational channels. […]

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NORMATIVE THEORIES OF MASS MEDIA COMMUNICATION (Introduction)

Mass Communication Theory Foundations, Ferment, and Future

NORMATIVE THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION (Introduction) At around half past nine on the morning of April 16, 2007, a deranged young man gunned down two students in a dormitory at Virginia Tech University. He would later that day use his automatic weapons to kill thirty more people on that idyllic campus. Between the two attacks, however, the shooter took the time to mail a package to NBC News. Arriving at the broadcast network’s New York headquarters at eleven in the morning two days later, the parcel included a twentyfive- minute self-made videotape and forty-three photographs. Accompanying these visuals, all featuring the angry, gun- and knife-wielding murderer, was a twentythree- page manifesto. The network debated what to do with this material. By six o’clock that night, the regularly scheduled start of its evening national news program, NBC’s news professionals had made their decision. That night’s coverage of the rampage included two […]

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Effective method to Create Headlines in 9 Steps

Effective method to Create Headlines in 9 Steps

The most effective method to Create Headlines in 9 Steps Comprehend the objective. Before composing, particularly in the event that you need a decent ROI, it’s indispensable to comprehend the intended interest group. The editors at Cosmopolitan obviously comprehend their perusers. Their features superbly focus on the feelings of their perusers. Compose a blueprint of the notice first. At that point compose the feature. Compose a few distinct features and read them so everyone can hear. Pick the most vital advantage and incorporate that advantage in the features. Incorporate the item or issue in the features. Utilize one of the feature equations beneath. Utilize a genuinely standard, clear feature based off an equation. On the off chance that you can, compose a feature that is whacky, unique, or ultra-distinctive. This feature will come up short hopelessly more often than not at the same time, once in a while, will beat […]

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Five news stories that appeared in Urdu newspapers Translated in English

News Story No. 1 The Network for Consumer Protection has expressed concern at the dramatic increase in sugar price and alleged that sugar barons having clout in the government have created an artificial shortage. Sugar price has surged to an all-time high of Rs120 per kg in a week from Rs85 on Oct 31, proving that the government has miserably failed to keep a check on food prices and provide relief to consumers, a press release issued by the organisation said on Tuesday. Its executive coordinator, Dr Arif Azad, said roots of the problem lay in the sugar lobby’s political clout in determining sugar output, timing of import and scaremongering about rises in prices. “For the sake of protecting consumers from artificially inflated sugar price rises, the government has to bring in regulatory measures to rein in the power of sugar lobby,” he said. He called for an investigation to […]

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DEFINITION OF NEWS

Man can subsist without newspaper but no newspaper can subsist without news. News is the spinal cord of journalism. The basic assumption of journalism is the collection, presentation and interpretation of news which is meant to inform the people about new and novel. DEFINITION OF NEWS News has been defined differently by different experts. Some of the definitions are given below: News is anything out of the ordinary News is the unusual picture of life. News is anything that people talk about; the more it excites the greater its value. , News comprises all current activities which are of general human interest and the best news is that which interests most of the reader. Anything that enough people want to read is news provided it does not violate the canons of good taste and the law of libel. News is like a hot cake coming straight from oven. News is […]

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