Flashcards in Section and Presentation of the News Deck (12)
OFCOM - stats of news
75% if people use TV for news
despite all the choices people still use the main sources.
Freeman - stats on decline of newspapers
Between 1994 and 2004 - drop by 29%, from 13.2 million to 9.5 million.
News is socially constructed: selective process from the gatekeepers (journalists, editors).
News values have general guidelines/criteria's that determines whether a story is newsworthy.
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.
Meet journalists to 'manage' stories that our favourable for the gov:
- Help favour a certain political view.
- 'Spin' info to look good/bad.
DAVIES - Journalists no longer undertake investigative, active news, rather they 'churn out' stories from spin doctors -
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.
OWNERSHIP, IDEOLOGY & BIAS - TOPIC 4 PAGE 2.
Social concern over a certain issue - usually created by moral entrepreneurs
(folk devils involved)
A group of people that get demonised by moral entrepreneur e.g hoodie, lone-parent fam.