Hard news, soft news, ‘general’ news: The necessity and utility of an intermediate classification

  title={Hard news, soft news, ‘general’ news: The necessity and utility of an intermediate classification},
  author={Sam N. Lehman-Wilzig and Michal Seletzky},
  pages={37 - 56}
For at least the past three decades journalism scholars have focused on two types of news — soft and hard — without reassessing these categories or adding to them. The present article investigates whether such neglect is warranted, through a questionnaire and in-depth interviews with 32 journalists and editors from the three main Israeli dailies: Yediot Ahronot, Maariv and Haaretz. The findings argue strongly for a third, intermediate category of news — ‘general news’ — as well as for more… 

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