Reuven Frank, former president of NBC News, has argued that the news is what the government says it is, and that the media accepts the government’s version of events. His argument is based on an account of a United Nations operation in Somalia, where he asserts that the German air force was more effective at delivering aid than U.S. forces. Yet, few U.S. readers or Americans knew of this work.
Influences on news selection
There are numerous factors that influence the selection of news stories. Some are purely subjective, while others are subject to various cultural, political, and social influences. For example, an event or newsworthy person may have great significance to a certain group, while it might be trivial to another. The content of news can vary widely from society to society, and this variation can lead to disparity in the news practices of different cultures. This article will discuss the main influences that affect news selection.
The first approach argues that journalists make choices based on certain factors, such as the nature of the event. The more attractive an event is, the more likely it is to be selected by journalists. This perspective, however, argues that events themselves are not the most important factor determining newsworthiness. In contrast, a subject-based approach argues that news selection decisions are determined by factors independent of the events themselves. It is difficult to argue against both approaches, but we do need to recognize that the media and journalists are subject to many different factors.
Human interest stories
Human interest stories are those in which the writer’s intent is to draw the attention and sympathy of readers. Readers can identify with the situations, people, and problems presented in the human interest stories. The following are some examples of the types of human interest stories that can be found in the news. These stories can be a source of great entertainment for readers. This article will focus on two types of human interest stories. It will also cover some of the most interesting people and places in the news.
Another example of a human interest story would be a suicide. The young man could be the harbinger of an upcoming revolution. The story would likely be quoted heavily, but should be balanced and devoid of sensationalism. A suicide story in Africa could become a trend that catches the attention of the public, and journalists will cover the story. For an example, the young man in Africa who committed suicide may be the harbinger of the next African revolution.
Stories that affect some change in the life of people
We experience the world through stories. They provide us with physical, emotional, and intellectual experiences. These experiences change us, both inside and outside the story. We learn and grow from them. And these experiences affect other people too, even if they don’t make a change to their own lives. So, what are the kinds of stories that affect some change in the life of people? The following are some examples.
Collective storytelling helps us navigate turbulent times and foster systemic change. For instance, imagine a homeless shelter worker who puts his head in his hands at the end of a long day. He feels helpless to do anything to change the system that keeps him homeless. Imagine a migrant laborer who toils in the desert, enduring blistering heat, before returning to his filthy labor camp to rest.
Stories that set the narrative agenda of other media
While the social process and policymakers are often the drivers of the narrative agenda, stories can also influence it. Stories that are the most influential on public opinion are those that relate to the United States, or to conflict or crime. Stories that do not relate to the United States are less important and tend to negatively impact public opinion. In this way, stories with political or social implications have a lower influence on public opinion. And stories that are the least influential may not even be stories at all.
Storytelling that sets the narrative agenda for other media can be particularly powerful. In some instances, it can even be more powerful than the original narrative. Audience members can relate to the story’s characters better. Stories that are written as if they were told by a journalist can engage the audience by letting them identify with the story’s protagonists. This allows audiences to retain information more effectively and recognize it as such.