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2. What is "unambiguity"?

  • events that are easy to grasp are more likely to be reported than those which are open to more than one interpretation or where prior knowledge is needed
  • the famous and powerful are often seen as more newsworthy to the general public than those who are regarded as ordinary

3. Why has the internet age changed the nature of news forever?

  • people can now post blog posts/videos online to inform people about the truth of a situation
  • it is becoming harder for the ruling class to hide stories that threaten their power
  • citizen journalism

4. Why does agenda setting mean that the news is socially constructed?

  • people can only discuss and form opinions about things they have been informed about - mass media that provide this information
  • editors, journalists and sometimes owners, make choices about what events are important enough to cover and how to cover them

5. What is "negativity"?

  • bad news is regarded by journalists as more exciting and dramatic than good news and is seen as attracting a bigger audience
  • most news outlets will attempt to balance excessive bad news or foreign news with some items of a more positive or local nature

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