Making Local News: A Holistic Analysis of Sources, Selection Criteria, and Topics

@inproceedings{Gant2000MakingLN,
  title={Making Local News: A Holistic Analysis of Sources, Selection Criteria, and Topics},
  author={Camilla Gant and John Dimmick},
  year={2000}
}
TV news has great potential to influence our day-to-day decisions and to cultivate our perceptions of what issues and events are important in society. Consequently, this holistic field study analyzes the sources, topics, and selection criteria that frame the perceptions viewers glean from one local station. Traditional news selection criteria were good predictors of which news story ideas would make it to the small screen, and a new criterion (affiliation) was particularly critical during the… CONTINUE READING

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