The way we consume news has changed over the years. The Inverted Pyramid style has replaced old fashioned storytelling with a broader spectrum of stories. Stories are grouped by their extreme nature, and they either have a positive or negative overtone. We also have more TV viewers, and the number of lobbyists and special interests has exploded. Today, news is much more complex than it used to be. Here are a few tips to keep it fresh:
Inverted pyramid style of news
Inverted pyramid style of news writing organizes information in descending order of importance, starting with the lead. The lead sentence should draw the reader’s attention to the most important aspect of the story. This section may include quotes and essential information. This section is also called a summary news lead or the lede. The following paragraphs should elaborate on the lead, provide more information, and summarize the rest of the story. In addition, an inverted pyramid may include a quote or two.
Stories with positive overtones
Unlike the unbiased, objective news that most news outlets are content to run, stories with positive overtones are more likely to be included in the mainstream media. This study analyzes the short-term impact of subjective news reporting and examines the conditioning that news consumers undergo to agree with the news outlet’s point of view or to disagree. Results show that news consumers develop biased views as a result of the stories they read and watch.
Stories with negative overtones
The newsworthiness of certain groups is determined by human interest and novelty. For example, stories about crimes involving powerful groups may be considered more newsworthy than those involving minorities. And stories about violent acts against minorities are likely to receive less attention than crimes against powerful groups. However, the effect of stories with negative overtones is relatively minor. But newsworthiness of a particular group depends on the circumstances and how they were reported.