COM 107 notes, week of Sept. 21
COM 107 notes, week of Sept. 21 COM 107
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COM 107 92115 The Gatekeeping process A Screening and selecting stories a What is quotNewsworthyquot b Personnel in news organizations serve as gatekeepers letting some stories pass and keeping others out B Agenda setting a The media doesn39t tell you what to think but it tells you what to think about C Framing In uences and constraints A Geographical focus a Story selection and framing if crises or stories involve US Americans other people we can relate to then we will tend to hear more news about it If it doesn39t involve us then we wont really hear about it too much B Story formulas a Simpli ed extended con ict Certain issues get distorted coverage 2 sides to a story things are still debated even after one side of the debate has been proven to be true C Resource constraints a News organizations have limited money time and reporters People from international news rooms were eliminated so now a lot of coverage that people get on international issues comes from AP or Reuters or a big service like that b Where we hear from and where we get coverage from is based on where the news outlet is located D Use of sources a Privacy rights protecting the person interviewed etc E Deviance a Something unusual covering something you didn39t expect to see something disturbing F Organizationalforces a Organizations sometimes have certain stories told from a particular angle G Advertisers a There are sometimes tendencies to not tell stories a certain way b Sponsorship may come from a local company stories that put sponsors in a negative light may not be ran in the publication in fear of losing advertising dollars Story Selection A Why are the same stories covered by everyone B Why are stories ignored a Don t t traditional news frame b Resource limitations certain stories are unattainable people cant get to them we don39t always hear about deaths in poor areas or with minorities VI V c Feared loss of revenue stories that may be important but not popular will not be run because people don39t want to read them Donald trump gets covered to no end because he is entertaining d Potentially libelous lawsuits Certain stories aren39t covered because of fear of legal pressure e Editorial perspective f For some reason positive stories are often ignored publications focus on negative stories The Media Too liberal too conservative orjust right A Current perspective a Large national network news organizations are expected to try and present both sides of any political issue as to appear objective and balanced B Majority ofjounralists tend to be more liberal socially and politically C But publishers and producers tend to be more conservative Audiences A World View a Remember quotselective exposurequot b We are more comfortable with information POV andor arguments consistent with our own point of view quotFaking the newsquot A Misquoting and cutting off of quotes is used to communicate a certain message that was intended by the person the quote was taken from Public opinion about news A Decreasing trust in the news due to increasing political bias COM 107 92315 Digital News How do you get your news A B C ammo Dramatic increase in online news usage Generational differences Demographic differences money income access to smart phones broadband internet vs dial up not everyone has broadband Changing news habits Legacy online social Most millennials get their news from the internet The concern with the future of newspaper journalism is that investigative journalism is usually conducted by newspapers because they have the time and the resources to go and nd details and roots of a story As news organizations shift away from newspapers the general media focuses more on breaking news Where will we get our investigative news from When and how are they online A B C Changing patterns in news consumption lnfosnacking people aren39t loyal to one outlet They will look at a story and cycle between other related links Most news consumers graze across multiple sites and don39t have a primary news site Twitter vs Facebook A B C Twitter is used more than facebook for breaking news and following news stories Twitter users see a wider variety of stories FB is set up for particular interests what people send you etc Twitter users are more likely to follow news organizations legacy or digital media Political news sources A B Most millennials get their political news from facebook rather than local TV Most baby boomers get political news from local TV rather than Facebook
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