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News Gatekeeping
What is  Gatekeeping ? <ul><li>The  determination  of what goes into the news broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Regulates  the f...
Who are the  Gatekeepers ? <ul><li>The gatekeeper is the person who  decides  what shall  pass through  the gate. Remember...
Many gates? What are they? <ul><li>Let’s look at an example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some one thinks they have a story – they...
Ideas from journalists News diary events Tips from the public Media release ideas Editor’s ideas What get’s through?
What gets through? <ul><li>It depends on a number of  factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News Values  are the main criteria </l...
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News Gatekeeping

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News Gatekeeping

  1. 1. News Gatekeeping
  2. 2. What is Gatekeeping ? <ul><li>The determination of what goes into the news broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Regulates the flow of news </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are the Gatekeepers ? <ul><li>The gatekeeper is the person who decides what shall pass through the gate. Remember, there are lots of gate in the news proess. </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists, editors, producers, anchors, </li></ul>
  4. 4. Many gates? What are they? <ul><li>Let’s look at an example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some one thinks they have a story – they are the first gatekeeper – do they call the news station or not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A journalist takes the call they decide if the story is newsworthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their editor hears the story decides to allow the journalist to explore it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The story is done, at the daily news meeting it is thrown in with all of the others stories – it competes with them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the news values of each of the stories they are arranged in order for the telecast </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ideas from journalists News diary events Tips from the public Media release ideas Editor’s ideas What get’s through?
  6. 6. What gets through? <ul><li>It depends on a number of factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News Values are the main criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The source of the story – is it credible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the audience, viewing area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous day’s/next day’s broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any more you can think of? </li></ul></ul>

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