News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?
In my opinion, editors of the newspaper company should consider the following factors about what should be reported.
First of all, what kind of newspaper are you investigating? Newspaper for fashion, for science, for representing the government, for entertainment or for art. They differ widely in moral. So what to be reported should base on this fundamental condition. Scientific American should definitely not report something absurd in science. At the same time, if entertainment newspaper broadcast political news, there probably will be no one to trust it.
Secondly, Is it a big newspaper company or a small one that lack of economic support? Strong company will not need to consider the profits too much. Because this kind of newspaper always have good quality and eminence. In this case, what is the significant of their newspaper is the style and authority. New York Times, take a look at an concrete example, authoritive newspaper in the United States, would always consider the reliability of their reported news. On the contrast, small company that without much financial support, should have their other eye on the popularity of the news they broadcast to gain more selling which lead to more profits for economy.
From the discussion above, we may draw the conclusion that the most vital ingredient effecting the decision about what to be broadcasted in newspapers, is the balance among economy, authenticity and moral. I think every newspaper company should keep this balance in mind and make good efforts for our society.
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