What Is Newsworthy?

January 29, 2012 | 1,180 Comments

Mainstream media is a complex institution comprised of delicate rules to preserve quality, credibility, and relevance. Utilizing six fundamental requirements for every news story—timeliness, impact, prominence, proximity, unusualness, and conflict or controversy—journalists hope to compile informative, interesting, and—most importantly—objective stories. The New York Times, a prominent source of information for affluent Americans, seems to have […]

A Media Revolution: Portraying the Changing Role of Journalism

January 26, 2012 | Comments Off on A Media Revolution: Portraying the Changing Role of Journalism

In America, news media is an institution, priding itself on the ability to objectively convey information to a wide audience. In recent years, however, the news media has begun a rapid transformation, as it has been forced to incorporate the ever-expanding Internet. According to Reporting for the Media, “about 330 million people worldwide actively use […]