Influencing Public Opinion Through News Outlets
Examples of news are often either non factual or completely factual. In modern journalism, the phrase is used to describe any reporting by reporters and/or editors and/or news. Some examples of news media are radio, television, newspapers, magazines and online sites.
Most news coverage is written in the first person, using the first name of the subject of the report, while most other types of writing style (eg. opinion writing) would be more appropriate for the third person perspective. This difference in the perspective helps to create unique news stories, which often draw on different perspectives on a single event or a variety of issues and combine them into a unique human interest article.
Fake news can come in many forms. It is not only printed, but can also be spread via the Internet and social networks. While the Internet has given the media industry a new medium through which to publish their fake news stories, social media provides an even more valuable resource through which to disseminate such false and misleading information. For example, many people are tweeting about the latest viral story that has circulated on the Internet. However, when such tweets reach a wide audience, such posts can easily start to look like the real thing, leading to a cascade of negative attention that can further spread the erroneous news.
Another important factor to note is that many people will often re-write news stories in order to make them appear more interesting and relevant to their target audience. In essence, they are rewriting the news in their own voice, pushing it in their point of view in an attempt to make it more newsworthy than what it actually is. In essence, they are re-publishing someone else’s work without giving any credit to the original author.
One particular form of news that can have a huge impact on how many people will make news of it is an event that takes place in the world of sports. Whether it is an Olympics, Formula 1 races, or a UFC fight, certain events can draw a massive audience. For example, a UFC match may immediately gain attention, especially if a well-known personality is hosting it. On the flip side, an NFL match may not gain as much attention, unless it is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Coverage of these types of events can influence the direction in which news coverage is written, since it is impossible to predict how such coverage may affect public opinion.
As stated before, many people will look to news sources that are more unusual and not well-known for reporting news with a high degree of accuracy. For instance, a natural disaster like a tornado or hurricane may immediately gain attention, as many people will seek out information about the catastrophe. However, coverage that takes place at the local level may not provide as much detail as the national media would. In this case, listening to a local radio or television station that specializes in covering such unique events may influence public opinion.