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is print media a follower of electronic media?

Do you think that print media is a follower of electronic media or not? With 24x7 news channel a news item is hype so much that the print media has to take the content from it. They have to give enough space even to the most hyped but irrelevent news item.

so how far do you agree that


2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Well first off, I'd like to say I don't consider television news "electronic media." I consider it "broadcast media." Electronic media refers to internet sources.

    That said, I don't think television news acts as a gatekeeper for print media. An important story may be first broken on television and later in print, but it does not appear in print because it was on TV first -- it would have, anyway. Newspapers often do their own investigative work and break stories before television stations report them. It is true that in some cases TV news sets the tone for what will be big, and as a result newspapers may give more attention to an unimportant story than it would have, but otherwise no. Television news does not act as a gatekeeper for print media.

  • wdx2bb
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Couldn't disagree more, when it comes to local news (which is what matters in this discussion). Admittedly, electronic outlets can win a race because of time. If someone holds a news conference, you can see it live ... or wait until the next morning to read about it.

    However, most electronic outlets have a much smaller reporting staff and very little time to report stories. Read the paper some morning and then watch the news on TV that night -- you'll be amazed how many times stories are merely rewritten for TV. The newspapers set the agenda for the day.

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