The News CyclePP

January 15, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Journalism
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The News Cycle


Introduction  What is the news

cycle?  New technology  Argument: Speed deteriorating news quality  Case Study: Luka Magnotta

The News Cycle -PRINT = time between one edition of the paper to the next day’s edition – a 24hr period where no new news is released. (wiseGEEK, 2013)

The News Cycle “It’s no longer about

which outlet breaks the new[s] or how fast, it’s going to be about how well they can report on something that everybody

has already seen.

- Mitch Joel, “Welcome to the Sixty Second News Cycle – Death to the 24 Hour News Cycle."

Case Study: Luka Magnotta

4 Stages of the news cycle

1) breaking news 2) context 3) analysis 4) archival

Who reports it and does that change? 

Everyone reported this story because it affected a large area

The area grew as more information was revealed about Magnotta and the case

More news outlets picked up the story once it infiltrated their area

Tina Spencer (Managing Editor @ Postmedia News):

“It can be difficult to keep up. It’s even more

difficult to lead that news cycle, which is why no one news organization consistently does have the lede.

All formats picked up the story: print, online, TV and radio 82221774480.png

Life of Story  Emerged on May 29,

2012  Foot was found  CTV Ottawa – May 29th, 2012 @11:59 am  One of the first to break the story on Twitter  Ended on March 11, 2013  Publication ban issued

Local  The Ottawa Citizen  The Montreal

Gazette - two big players  Ottawa Sun  La Presse  CTV Ottawa

National  The Globe &

Mail  The National Post  CBC  Other CTV local stations across Canada

International  United States

- CNN - The New York Times - Reuters  United Kingdom - BBC - The Guardian  Europe - The Local – Berlin - Berliner Morgenpost – Berlin  Middle East - Al Jazeera

How does the content change over time? 

The content changes with official information -Police Reports of body parts in the mail -Questions of what it could mean, speculation

The content changes when identity revealed - Internet sources (, Luka Magnotta’s own pages, Montana Lawyer who reported it to police, kitten killer connections, Karla Holmoka connections, graphic descriptions 0:40- 1:40

The focus turns to Luka Magnotta’s personality -Bring in psychologists to analyse his character -Focus on narrative of Luka Magnotta and narcissism

Focus turns to International Manhunt -International media begin to report on the story after he is suspected to be in France -Reports about how he has been spotted in Paris

Content becomes more analytical after arrest -Analyses over internet use and narcissism, fame, why police didn’t know about him, how online sleuths knew about him a year prior to murder

Media still conflicted- June 6th- Inside his mind. Global- 3:25

What’s reported on various platforms? - Online and print stories

shared content - TV stories demonstrated a similar pattern in content - As popularity grew, story became sensationalized

“It’s motion for motion’s sake...volume without thought. It is news panic, a lack of discipline, an inability to say no.

– Dean Starkman

Platforms continued… Focus shifts from

suspect to victim  Over time, public desensitized to graphic content

Knowing when to break the news For Journalists - Heightened amount of pressure - Pack Journalism - Citizen Journalism - Getting trustworthy sources - When to follow a lead

Social Media and the News Cycle

Social Media and the News Cycle Advantages


News is more participatory (EMEA Media Practice)

Promotes short, quick news = less investigative journalism

News is available quicker (Wilma Stassen)

Less time to fact check

More access to sources and audience (Gavin Adamson, assistant professor at Ryerson University)

Misinformation spreads quicker

“Because there’s more and more content uploaded, the speed at which a rumour can circulate is just amazing,

- Chris Wardle, Storyful’s director news services


Social Media Coverage of Luka Magnotta  Received live updates through Twitter and

Facebook  Media outlets posted updates on social

media before their website (Gaurav Mishra) Ottawa Sun: “Story now online, German cops arrested Ottawa/Montreal body parts suspect Luka Magnotta.”

Social Media Coverage of Luka Magnotta  Reported speculation

“We are now hearing Ottawa police have found

another body part – not sure where, could be Canada Post,” (Michael Le Couteur, Global National Correspondent)

“Police wonder if Magnotta linked to other crimes, murder of V Leblanc in Gatineau?, comp SK suspect.” (Dominic Fazioli, Global News)

 Tried to keep the story


“Manhunt for body-parts suspect Magnotta continues.”

Social Media Coverage of Luka Magnotta 

Sensationalizing the story

Delving into deeper issues – “What kind of person murders and mails out victim’s body parts?”

Public Participation - helped facilitate international manhunt

 Incorrect information was reported - no connection between the foot found in Ottawa and the torso found in Montreal - Reported Jun Lin’s age was 33 when he was actually 32 - Magnotta was “linked” to Karla Homolka


How has the news cycle changed?

 “Something happens in

the world and somebody, somewhere is informing the world through text, images, audio and even video within sixty seconds.” - Mitch Joel

Evolution cont.

Evolution of News Cycle reflected in Magnotta Case  More reporters on the case  Story spread internationally  Local: Body Parts 

   

International: Arrested in Internet café in Berlin Moved through a large news cycle International coverage ends after June 2012 Rebooted through spin off stories Will pick up again when trial begins in September 2014

Evolution of News Cycle reflected in Magnotta Case

Guest Speaker

Meghan Hurley -Reporter, The Ottawa Citizen

Where does this leave us?

Speed vs. Accuracy

Where cont. pg

How the 24 hour news cycle affects journalists  We can now engage in

feedback and debate with our audience  Journalists produce more stories in less time  Less investigative journalism

“The nasty little truth about 24 hour

news whether cable TV/the internet –

is that most of it is not news.

- (“No Time to Think”)


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