Regardless of how much people may dislike the news, it is important to keep up to date on news events in order to keep informed. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to do this. Some of them involve reading newspapers, listening to the radio, or watching TV. Other ways to keep up to date on news include reading blogs and social media.
Crime and money
Whether it’s embezzlement, fraud, drug trafficking, computer crimes or violent crimes, financial crimes have an impact on the world. They are often conducted by individuals or organized crime groups. They may also be carried out by corporations or governments.
There are several reasons why financial crimes are so common. One reason is the availability of easy ways to move the proceeds of crime. The other is that organised crime can acquire control of large sectors of the economy. This can make it difficult for foreign direct investment to take place.
Human interest stories
Often considered to be the “story behind the story” of an event, human interest stories often include the people involved. A human interest story can take many forms, from an individual to an entire group. Often accompanied by a heartfelt video, it’s a great way to capture the emotion of an event.
Human interest stories in the news are typically thought-provoking and often evoke strong emotions. They are usually positive in nature, and often focus on people or events that are part of everyday life. In addition to being entertaining and thought-provoking, they often provide a needed distraction from news content.
Influences on journalists’ selection of news
Various factors influence journalists’ selection of news. Typically, these factors are known as extramedia forces. These forces can include the influence of mass media coverage, public opinion, media accounts of reality, and other actors. In addition, there are different journalistic norms for selecting news.
Journalists choose sources based on their expertise and credibility. They may also select sources for their world view and timeliness. The type of source selected is determined by the journalistic norm of objective reporting, which involves criteria such as impartiality and factual reporting.
Researchers have examined the influence of several extramedia forces on journalists’ newsworthiness conceptions. The findings indicate that extramedia forces are only moderately influential. However, online journalists were found to be more influenced by extramedia forces than print journalists.
Impact of propaganda on public confidence
Increasingly, the internet has raised concerns over the accelerated dissemination of propaganda. In the United States, Congress has passed the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act (CFPDDA) and the International Communications Reform Act (ICRA).
In Russia, key documents include the Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation, the Mass Media Law (the 2013 version) and the Doctrine of Information Security. These documents are used to establish a strategic policy framework for media regulation in the country.
The US documents emphasize that the use of propaganda by external powers destabilizes US interests and undermines faith in the government. Disinformation also undermines the US’s ability to protect itself and its allies from external threats.