RR 5: Audience-Centeri​c Journalism and Is It Newsworhty​?

In Filak, it goes a lot into how the audiences nowadays are easier to get in touch and get feedback from. It talks about how social media is now the way of the future in terms of getting information out.

I like how they give us these two new terms, infotainment and demolisticles. I myself have never heard of these but once they go into how Buzzfeed and The Daily Show are examples, it made more sense.

These terms are a new phenomenon that is an issue for journalists. I feel that even though it’s an issue, it is how the generations get information.

The ‘Gen Z’ers’ and Millennia’s, tend to not follow up on information. It brings up fake news and how we have short attention spans. Now we can all argue this is not true but, come on, it’s true, we’re lazy, and we don’t really care about what’s going on in our country. Which is a problem in itself.

This chapter brought a lot of insight to how the audience has a lot to do with what to put out and i defintly agree.

In Knight it goes in about how the audience plays a big role in if it’s newsworthy.

This chapter also goes in about prime criteria which were interesting. It talks about quotes and what you decide to out in and what you don’t. One part goes into how if you leave out quotes then you go into the objective area of reporting.

This chapter was helpful with the information given about newsworthiness for eyes and ears. This section of the chapter stood out to me more because of the title.


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