author={Jesper Str{\"o}mb{\"a}ck and Michael Karlsson and David Nicolas Hopmann},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={718 - 728}
While there is a large body of research on news values and news selection, most research does not clearly distinguish between the concept of news and news selection, on the one hand, and news values and criteria of newsworthiness on the other. These concepts are often treated as synonymous. This is problematic, as there may be many other factors aside from news values or criteria of newsworthiness that determine what becomes news, and as there may be differences between what journalists think… 

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Perception of the Quality of News Reports by Editors and Journalists of All News and News/Talk Radio Stations

  • A. Obraztsova
  • Sociology
    Theoretical and Practical Issues of Journalism
  • 2019
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