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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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