It's Scary Out There in Reporting Land

December 2010
Nieman Reports;Winter2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p7
The article asserts that journalists in the U.S. are focusing more on cheap news instead of more important topics like government and public policy. According to the author, crime rates have actually gone down in the country, but there are more news about crime because they are cheaper to cover and journalists only need to get the side of the police and they already have a story. He adds that news reports are increasingly showing that majority of both the public and the mass media lack knowledge about the government.


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