News is what someone somewhere wants to bury; all other news is promotion. (O.J. Simpson, former sports star, and author of the “tabloid” O.J. Simpson: On Courtship and Dating) And yet it is in all promotions that we come to know so much of what is going on, both in the public and private sectors.
All news becomes news when it is in the making of public awareness. This is why it is always important to consider what is going on in the world around us as it makes its way into our newsfeeds. This is why we at Business Insider make sure that we are up to date on the most unusual, exciting, and significant events that are taking place in the world around us. Whether they are related to business, entertainment, science, health, or government, you can rest assured that we will keep you well-informed with our unique newsfeeds.
Historically, journalists have reported on many controversial topics, some of which have become infamous worldwide. Take the coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy’s funeral, for instance. At the time of the death of the famous senator, it was widely assumed that he would not live to see his autobiography released. Yet within a week of the news breaking, all but the most ardent Kennedy supporters were calling for his funeral to be covered by the media, claiming that it represented the end of an era. There were even reports of funeral professionals refusing to attend the funeral because of how they deemed the coverage to be distasteful.
Many newspapers, television stations, and magazines have since stood by their controversial stories, sometimes for very public reasons. While this is newsworthy, this type of media outlet has a particular responsibility that sets it apart from other outlets. Reporting on controversial or newsworthy events, while often done with a certain degree of sensationalism, requires reporters to exercise a higher degree of professionalism in their reporting. This is why there are increasingly more journalists working in this area than ever before.
Even if a journalist chooses not to cover an event that is considered to be of great importance to the public, the act of covering it and writing about it carries a certain level of responsibility that goes beyond covering just any old news story. News reporters must make sure that the subjects they choose to write about relate to a wide variety of topics. The more unique a subject is, the more unique a reporter must be to provide an interesting and balanced look at the situation. The only way to do this effectively is to research the subject matter beforehand, and then find the best way to present it. In some cases, a journalist may be forced to work on a story based on something that happened off-screen, yet if the proper research has been carried out, the journalist will be able to present the facts clearly and leave readers with a balanced opinion. This can make for a very engaging news story and one that the general public will truly appreciate.
There is nothing necessarily wrong with providing information about the latest in technology or entertainment. There is a right and a wrong way to do things, and the same can be said for news stories. However, presenting information without bias or a personal opinion is what makes for a good news story. A news story that is clearly written by an unbiased reporter will hold its viewers accountable for their decision to read the story. While it is possible to be completely objective while still providing a strong opinion about a topic, news reporters must make sure they are not giving more information to the public than they need to.