Creating News and Culture

Creating News and Culture - Creating News and Culture

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Creating News and Culture Much of the sociological perspective about how news is created comes from researchers with the  culturalist theory perspective. Journalists themselves also remain keenly aware of these issues and  carefully study them. The central problem comes from the fact that many more events occur than the  media can ever report on. Journalists must look at all the information and events before them and  make decisions about what they report and what they do not. Because newspapers go to press on  strict deadlines to be delivered on time, and because news shows must air live at regular times,  deadlines in the news business are absolute. This situation forces reporters and news editors to  make difficult decisions under pressure and with limited time. Journalists also face competition to sell their news product. Newspapers run stories with the widest  appeal to sell more papers and to draw more advertising. Television, and increasingly Internet news  sites, compete to draw advertisers as well, and again, must frame their news to address the needs,  interests, tastes, and appeal of the audience. As journalists make decisions about what to include  and exclude, they are making choices about what is newsworthy, and, in fact, what is news. If 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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