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Should news organizations give the audience what it wants?

In Audience, Journalism, Media Literacy on July 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

Swap out “news organization” for “company” and “audience” for “customers” and the question seems absurd. But journalists have traditionally considered it a core principle that the audience’s taste should not be the sole guiding force behind news judgment. Coverage based on clicks is a race to the bottom, a path to slideshows of Michelle Obama’s arms and celebrity perp walks, right?

However, 

Could giving readers more of what they want mean both good journalism and a stronger bottom line? The two won’t line up every time, but it’s useful to remember that “what the audience wants” doesn’t always match the stereotype.

“What the audience wants” isn’t always junk journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab

Surprising threat to democracy: our brains

In Media Literacy, Politics, Psychology, Research on July 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm

This has much to do with my research agenda—how partisans perceive news stories. It also shows how human cognition and emotion interplay in news consumption. It is interesting to see how self-esteem and directness plays a role in hostile media perception. Both supply-side approach based on shame-based solution and demand-side approach, possibly based on media literacy, should be jointly planted in reducing partisan news consumption.

 

An interesting quote:

“It’s unclear what is driving the behavior — it could range from simple defensiveness, to people working harder to defend their initial beliefs — but as Nyhan dryly put it, “It’s hard to be optimistic about the effectiveness of fact-checking.” 

How facts backfire – The Boston Globe

Haiti News Coverage – Thin Line Between Compassion and Self-Congratulation

In Journalism, Media Criticism, Media Literacy on January 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

재난보도를 접하는 방송과 신문의 입장차이.

The TV Watch – Haiti News Coverage – Thin Line Between Compassion and Self-Congratulation – NYTimes.com

A Fox Chief at the Pinnacle of Media and Politics: Business, Media, & Politics

In Media Criticism, Media Literacy, Politics on January 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm

 

Roger Ailes of Fox News Has an Agenda – Profit – NYTimes.com

Nieman Reports | Media Users, Media Creators: Principles of Active Engagement

In Journalism, Media Literacy on December 12, 2009 at 5:43 am

Nieman Reports | Media Users, Media Creators: Principles of Active Engagement