Newspapers, especially of the popular variety. aim to do two things to inform


Newspapers, especially of the popular
variety. aim to do two things to inform and
entertain. Entertainment may be principally foundin the centre pages of newspaper, in some of thefeature articles and some local news stories, Theprincipal aim of the short news report on the frontpages is to inform.Most newspasons are published daily, andthe news reporters must make sure that they haveup-to-the minute news. In their news reports theywill aim to create a sense of immediacy, to conveythe impression that they have rushed the newsto the reader and that the information containedis the very latest.’Reporters also wish to create a sense ofauthenticity, that is, that their news is accurateand genuine. They may thus refer to their sources,to the spokesmen who informed them, perhapsquoting their very words, to show that what hasbeen produced is the ‘real’ news.Just as reporters appear to be in a hurry tofind out and then retell their facts too so the readersof the daily newspaper are often in a hurry, tryingto read as much of the news as possible before​


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