The Nature of the News

Kuo Huang

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The paper endeavours to probe into the interrelationship between news organizations and source organizations, and reason that news organizations determine the nature of news exceeding the sources journalists rely. The research is based on a content analysis of four British mainstream newspapers (The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and The Daily Telegraph) news coverage in reporting A-level fiasco between September and October, 2002. By imitating the journalists news angle, the paper discusses about what is news, and when, where and how news is constructed, and who produce it, and finally concluded that journalism is a highly regulated and routine process of manufacturing a cultural product on a production line. In stages of planning, gathering, selection and production news is moulded by the demands of composing order and organisations within a daily cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-96
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of the Humanities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Nature of the News
  • Organizational Approach
  • News Organizations
  • News Source Organizations


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