A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, examines the nature of news and journalism in the digital age. The research is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Knight Foundation. The study found that news is changing from factual reporting to a more personal and emotive style.
Journalists decide which stories are worthy of coverage based on several factors. One of those factors is access. Some journalists may have more access than others to specific subjects or events, or they may be competing for exclusives. Other factors include the influence of proprietors and advertisers. In addition, the belief systems of journalists may influence the content of news coverage.
In societies that differ in their values and beliefs, the content of news is different. For example, in a society where women vote for men, the news is more likely to discuss a war between a couple of men than it is about a woman’s affair. Whether the news is good or bad depends on the sources and the context of the story.
Many news outlets rely on press services to gather news. This makes it unnecessary for individual outlets to send reporters everywhere.