Exam 2 Notes - October19 Outline Whatisnews?...

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October 19 Outline - What is news? - What gets to be news - Covering politics - The ‘reality’ of race and crime news - Dixon and Linz and patterns of minority crime in the news - Effects of crime distortion (Gilliam and Iyengar; Valentino) What is News? - The report of what a news organization has recently learned about maters  of significance or interest to the specific community that news  organizations serves  Newsworthy - Journalists’ assessment of what stories are most important and necessary to  report  Three Critical Elements of the News - Timeliness: o Conveyance of information as soon as it’s learned o Theres no point in talking about something that happened weeks ago - Community Interest o AKA appeals to community curiosity o Usually takes the form of human interest stories People stories evoking audience sympathy or identification o Other examples include
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