Monday, 30 April 2012
Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic:
News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factor do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?
Nowadays we cannot find all kind of news easily, in general someone select information which we will receive toward TV, newspapers and radio. In general, news tends to talk about worst situation, either global or local news. People are used to read those information; but it could be different, and it is possible that if we find better news, we will feel better.
It is a strong true that television, newspapers and radios, are companies, and as any enterprise, their first aim is sells as much as it is possible. So, before to publish news, each media made a marketing research, and they have proved that bad news sold more than good news. Then it is possible that it is the mean reason of topics we can find every day.
On the other hand, each minute good and bad thing are happening in the world and in each single place. All of them (both good and bad news) are important, and people need to know about it. However, it is hard to find good news in the media; in general people know about good thing because someone told them.
Nevertheless, it is possible to find a balance between good and bad news, and it is possible that if people find all kind of news in a newspaper or television channel, they would feel that it is more reliable, and they used to buy (or watch) more this specific newspaper (or TV channel), than other which could be sensationalist.
In conclusion, it is essential that people can find different kinds of news in media. It is possible that an honest newspaper or television channel will be more successful than other which is just focus on bad news.