There are many different values of news. The values of news differ depending on their context and their producers. A good example is exclusivity, which adds value to producers and can override other news values. A journalist’s agenda can also influence the story a journalist chooses to cover. O’Neill proposes that there is a hierarchy of news values.
Values in news refer to factors that shape how people evaluate newsworthy events. They encompass factors such as objectivity, autonomy, credibility, and transparency. But these criteria are not all the same. It is important to note that the same news may be worthy of different values. These factors can overlap. There is no single ‘best’ news value.
The study of news values is an ongoing process and is informed by changing conditions of news production. Various factors, such as convergence, digitization, and new media platforms, have had a profound impact on the practice of news. This process has also been impacted by the growing number of active audiences.
Content analysis of news stories
In their study, researchers used content analysis to examine the news coverage of police brutality and deadly force. The researchers found significant increases in reporting of these issues, along with increases in “event-driven” news production and critical nonofficial voices. Additionally, they found notable differences in discourse construction. The researchers compared the content of news stories in different categories to determine which ones were more persuasive.
The results revealed a striking pattern: research that was published open access received significantly more news mentions than articles published in closed-access journals. The authors used Altmetric to measure the amount of research coverage, and generated corpora of news stories to analyze how journalists portray research outputs.
Influence of audience on story selection
The influence of audience on story selection in news is an important consideration when producing news content. Media outlets have an interest in reaching a higher quality audience in order to sell advertising space to them. Thus, they tend to ignore stories in areas of low population density or deprivation. Such communities are less likely to influence the political elite and therefore are not likely to receive adequate media coverage.
To examine the influence of audience on story selection, we analyzed 556 news stories from blogs. Each story was tested by analyzing a sample of up to 25 blogs, and the average blog post count for each story was calculated. Soccer, which is the most popular spectator sport in the world, attracted the most news stories. This suggests that soccer has legs in many countries.
Influence of journalist’s agenda
The agenda of journalists’ articles can influence public opinion and media consumption. However, there are ways to moderate this effect. For instance, individuals may be more inclined to accept the news agenda if they feel that the story they’re reading will have a favorable impact on their lives. Another way to moderate agenda-setting effects is to actively engage with news content. However, even incidental exposure to news content can have significant consequences.
Research on the agenda-setting process shows that journalists’ agendas are set by multiple sources. For example, television news programs open with the most important story of the day, newspaper editors place stories at the top of the page, and online news editors place links to their stories. In addition, news organizations send out e-mail alerts and social media posts about a story that they think will be important to their audiences.