News is a form of knowledge that is provided to people. It can come from anywhere. Whether from government, the media, or any other source, news has the potential to influence the public in a positive or negative way.
In the past, newspapers and other print media dominated the news ecosystem. Today, however, the Internet and other electronic media are becoming a major distribution platform. They allow companies to quickly react to accusations, challenges, or misstatements.
As technological developments have improved the speed of the distribution of information, news has become more interesting. For example, people take interest in the confrontation between different groups of people. The news is also influenced by social and political developments.
A recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism explored the news ecosystem in one city. It studied local news in Baltimore for a week. During that time, it examined six major narratives.
These narratives included the weather, entertainment, national security, economics, and education. This allowed researchers to understand how audiences select stories.
One of the key elements of these narratives was the way they were presented. A “professional” model is when a skilled person puts together events for a specific audience. Another narrative includes a “power elite” story, which is a story about an influential individual or group.
According to the Organizational Model, a press reports competing propaganda and applies pressure to governmental processes. On the other hand, the Mirror Model states that the news should reflect reality.