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1

OFCOM - stats of news

75% if people use TV for news
40% newspapers
36% radios
despite all the choices people still use the main sources.

2

Freeman - stats on decline of newspapers

Between 1994 and 2004 - drop by 29%, from 13.2 million to 9.5 million.

3

McQuail

News is socially constructed: selective process from the gatekeepers (journalists, editors).

4

Spencer-Thomas

News values have general guidelines/criteria's that determines whether a story is newsworthy.

5

Lobby Journalists/Press officer
(criticism for news values)

Journalists that wait in a lobby for MP's to come out and get info from them.

6

Spin doctors

Meet journalists to 'manage' stories that our favourable for the gov:
- Help favour a certain political view.
- 'Spin' info to look good/bad.

7

Churnalism

DAVIES - Journalists no longer undertake investigative, active news, rather they 'churn out' stories from spin doctors -

8

Bureaucratic routines

How organisation gather info/news
1. cost - cheaper to looking into infotainment
2. time and space
3. the audience demand - getting a reaction
4. Journalist ethics - can't make misleading info, OFCOM monitors this.

9

OWNERSHIP, IDEOLOGY & BIAS - TOPIC 4 PAGE 2.

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10

Moral panic

Social concern over a certain issue - usually created by moral entrepreneurs
(folk devils involved)

11

Folk devil

A group of people that get demonised by moral entrepreneur e.g hoodie, lone-parent fam.

12

Moral entrepreneurs

Person/group with the power to enforce roles - teachers, politicians, religious leaders.
e.g brexit, black muggers, robbery's on mo-peds.