• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Examine the process involved in the manufacturing of "the news"

Extracts from this document...


Examine the process involved in the manufacturing of "the news" In this essay I will be examining the process that is involved in the manufacturing of the news. There are lots of different key factors as well as practical, cultural and ideological factors. I will be explaining how these cause and effect what goes into the media and what doesn't. White (1950) first used the term 'gatekeeper'. The gatekeeper has a major influence on what goes into the media and what doesn't. The gatekeeper is the new maker who decides what events we see in the news; they act as a filter, by only allowing certain stories through whilst blocking stories in which they do not wish to see in the media. ...read more.


All of these different pieces of criteria plus more all have to be met for a story to be considered newsworthy. Ethnocentrism is also a news value, this is were the news focus' on one particular culture, this culture is normally 'whites'. Ethnocentrism could also be explained as British news stories appear more often in the British new than what foreign stories do. The causes of the news being manufactured, involving a high degree of bias and selectivity are practical factors, cultural factors and ideological factors. Practical factors are any factors involving time and money. Examples of practical factors could be the financial year-end that could affect whether and how an event is covered, if there is no money left then an event may not be included, the time of a broadcast will affect the content, the time and space also has a ...read more.


is newsworthy or not (this is because they all come form the same background and are usually all white, mid-30 males), although this bias is not an attempt to manipulate, this is where the manipulative model and the hegemonic model disagree. The pluralist model totally disagree with the bias they believe that the news reflects views from society; they believe that the bias does not necessarily lean to one side of the argument. So all in all there are a lot of different factors that influence the news, some are more important than others, and some have more of an impact than others, but without all of these different processes of manufacturing we would not have the news. ?? ?? ?? ?? Targets; use more studies, be clear on what theories say not what they do. Emily Mather 12 HB. Essay. Mrs Amsdorf. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Narrative section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Narrative essays

  1. The Pluralist theory.

    Furthermore, pluralists claim that the media are generally diverse and neutral is criticized by the sociologists Blumler and Gurevitch who highlight the dependence between journalists and politicians which result in journalistic diversity narrowing, journalistic 'objectivity' is compromised, and media content becomes prey to professional 'spin doctors'.

  2. Explain the concept of 'Moral Panics' and examine the claim that the media generate ...

    Clacton, a small holiday resort on the East Coast was a "traditional gathering place over Bank Holiday weekends for kids from [suburban] London" (Cohen and Young, 1974, p.263). Easter 1964 was a particularly cold weekend, and the amusement facilities were even poorer than usual.

  1. An Assessment of Bias and Objectivity in the News Media

    journalists and reveal their implicit prejudices, or glorify them for being impartial.19 The objective ideal is resonant within our culture, and is utilised as a method of evaluating the media. If journalists are considered objective and unbiased, then they are generally perceived as fulfilling their obligations of adequately informing the

  2. What are news values and why are they important in constructing news? What are ...

    Unambiguity If a story is unclear, chances are it won't get included in the news. Preston discovered for the Observer in 2000 that the most regular reason why stories don't appear in the media is that they are 'too complicated'.

  1. Look at the screened news bulletin extracts and produce a detailed analysis of them

    2 I would like to touch on the next story which appears in both the ITV and C4 news programmes but not in the BBC. This is another bomb blast story, however this time in Moscow. Although this is the second story on the agenda it is practically the same

  2. Bias and Moral Panics in the News and the Effect on Policy.

    The result was that Downing Street ordered blanket news coverage. (www.therockalltimes.co.uk) It is often the case that the media and the political institutions rely on each other in order to succeed, when world issues appear such as the terrorist attack on the United States.

  1. First Year Psychology Students' Memory for The News as a Function of Media of ...

    This is due to the fact that when watching the news item, the viewer is given all the information at once; visual and audio. This can not only be somewhat confusing(especially if the visual information does not correlate to the audio or narrative, often due to quick cutting of visual

  2. This research sought to examine the relationship between television news portrayals of African Americans ...

    Riot Commission Report, 1968). These stereotypes include, but are not limited to, the portrayal of African-Americans as inferior, lazy, dumb, dishonest, comical, unethical, and crooked (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1977). Dates (1990) was able to add to this list: insolent, bestial, brutish, powerhungry, money hungry and ignorant.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work