Tuesday, August 01, 2006
WHAT THE PAPERS DON'T SAY - PART 2 - 'THE THREE UNWRITTEN RULES OF NEWS'
1. Profit orientation and concentrated ownership of the newspaper itself - it is a profit-led business competing with other businesses.
2. Advertising as the primary source of income, and 'Flak' as a means of discipline and control over what is (and what is not) selected for publication.
3. Information provided mainly by business and other 'experts'.