They say that crime news has already become a staple news item, and because of that it is imperative that the media exercises caution when presenting information to its publics (Gruenewald et al., 2009). It should be noted that while their research revolves around homicide, the aspect of how it comes to be newsworthy depending on the offender and victim is an important factor in how it will be presented to the audience. They worked under the assumption that the gender and race of either an offender or a victim are characteristics that raise or lower a news report’s newsworthiness. A study from Geer also shows that aside from criminals, the victims concerned in crimes play a large part in the visual element of crime news. Geer says that these visual elements of the news product depict immediately, dramatically, and often in full colour what it may take several paragraphs to say in words.
The photojournalist’s role in the earlier days of newspaper journalism was relatively straightforward – capturing a moment in time – a piece of reality. Ready to publish the truth to the public. These images have meanings in the context of a recently published record of events, portraying it’s meaning in its raw form, both in content and tone. (The New York Times, 2015.) In reciprocation, these facts become more relatable when combined with other news element.
Media, during these times, takes this advantage. Political bias can occur in two ways- individualistic bias and gatekeeping. Individualistic bias occurs when an individual reporter skews the views he or she is reporting because of a personal bias. Gatekeeping occurs when a group of journalists or editors come together and skew the coverage in a way they want, hiding the actual
Whereas, most of the time, the only crime they’ve committed is having a certain color of skin. The media has consciously shaped the minds of thousands in such a way that the white majority unconsciously blame anyone who’s different from them. Do you pay close attention to how the media breaks news to you? The news that most of us receive from mainstream media blatantly feeds us a biased distortion of the truth. The favoritism towards white people (whether they’re criminals or not) and the demonization of people of color (whether they are victims or not)in mainstream media is almost suffocating.
Media bias is a real problem. When people are not aware of the facts alone, rather interpretation of facts, they are being manipulated. Media should report facts concisely and promptly with as much accurate information as possible. When networks allow to dictate how they report news, there is a much greater chance to be biased. When networks accept monetary incentives to report in a specific manner, there is a much greater chance to be biased.
They are called tabloids. Tabloids usually talks about crimes, disasters, gossip about different people and specially they talks about sex. Sparks (1992) says that “If tabloid papers have not by now banished political-economic content, they have been steadily marginalising it…the British tabloids concentration on human interest material and entertainment is almost exclusive and has robbed readers of the choice of reading news about political, social and economic affairs …news in the traditional sense of the word.” As you can see, Tabloids also talks about business, political and economical state of the country not knowing that it can affect or harm the people which is usually involved in this kind of
But nowadays it is all changed upside down. To attract the attention of people news is published in an over the top manner and this questions the ethics of journalism. Media plays destructive role instead of being constructive. The people who reads these kind of news or see violence on television they tend to trust less and assumes the world is dangerous than it is. POSITIVE EFFECTS Media also gives positive effects on people and society.
A pattern has been constructed regarding rape reporting in India’s English-language press. Imaginative Observations. Explicit details. Dramatic elements. Racing one another to boost sales, journalists are driven to this unavoidable trend of sensationalism in order to provoke public excitement.
Printed news is assumed to be straightforward, simple, and as understandable as possible for the average reader to understand it clearly. Traditional journalistic writing essentially has the summary lead to give the reader a short kind of preview as to what he/she will be reading. It ought to be written in a way that attracts the reader’s attention. It is written in a form of an inverted pyramid wherein the most important facts and
They emphasis media and exert pressure over them. As elites and politicians are more in power than media this is why they misuse their authority. Pakistan has just been pronounced the most risky country for journalists. Columnists, reporters, anchors, news casters and writers abstain from remaining against social biases and religious clichés. I would like to add one more happening of one famous personality.