Sensationalism and News

What makes news, well news?  It’s probably one of the most simple, ridiculous, and most complex questions out there.  While we know who makes the final decision when it comes the front page stories, what is it that makes those stories so much better than the rest?  There are other stories out there that deserve attention, but never get it.  With the majority of the population relying on heavily on technology, newspapers have started to become a thing of the past.  Therefore, it’s becoming more difficult to captivate an audience through paper.  In order to maintain readers, newspapers must create large, bright, catchy headlines and photos.  Some of the stories that the papers’ report on add too much sensationalism to the piece.  Readers might as well read People magazine.  When a major event occurs, it’s as if newspapers throw themselves into quick sand.  Once they’re in the sand, they continuously report the story in an attempt to escape the quick sand.  Furthermore, the papers never provide any edge or new coverage to the story.  This causes them to only sink further.  Eventually they end up drowning, taking the story with them.  Newspapers aren’t the only ones guilty of this; all other news corporations do this as well.  while big, sensationalized stories do sell, they only sell for so long before the public loses interest.

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