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How journalism is turning emotional and what that might mean for news

Beckett, Charlie (2015) How journalism is turning emotional and what that might mean for news. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (10 Sep 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. I would argue that this is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself. That matters because journalism has an increasingly significant role in our lives as information, data and social media become more ubiquitous and more influential. At the moment journalists are exploring this as a professional phenomenon and citizens are seeing it as something that is personal – but I will suggest that to understand this better we need to think about the science around the relationship between emotions and understanding and behaviour.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 12:09
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 12:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76759

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