How to Get Your News Out to the Public
News can be anything that makes the headlines. From the latest celebrity scandal to a serious crime, any news story has the potential to catch the public’s attention. Often the more unusual or serious crimes make the most newsworthy stories, but even seemingly minor stories can get the attention of the media. Money stories can be interesting too – anything from fortunes made and lost to taxes and school fees. Other money-related stories include compensation claims and economic crises. Even a simple claim for compensation can make the news.
Journalists are expected to be objective
Despite their own vested interests, journalists must remain unbiased while reporting news. The SDX and SPJ Code of Ethics require them to avoid conflicts of interest. However, publishers are not held to the same standards. Here are a few tips on how to remain objective in your reporting.
Journalists are expected to report news with no bias, a quality that is essential for the public. In addition, journalists should use a variety of perspectives when analyzing stories and questions. This requires them to remove their own personal beliefs and apply tests of validity, logical coherence and transparency. This is not an easy task in today’s world of dueling truths and political bias. In fact, some journalists embrace outright advocacy while others are zealous about the status quo.
They cover all sides of an issue without bias
To avoid bias, news outlets should aim to report on both sides of an issue. This means they should use expert judgment and non-experts on both sides. Using experts on both sides of an issue will help to identify any bias in a news story. Another form of bias occurs when a news outlet places stories that align with its agenda. This can lead to slanted coverage and may result in a lack of coverage of opposing viewpoints.
As a news consumer, you should be aware of the biases of journalists and editors. Then, you can learn how to recognize and limit bias. Using video clips and reading unbiased articles can help you spot bias in news stories.
They are able to build brand loyalty with more ‘passive’ groups
Getting your news out to consumers in a way that evokes brand loyalty is crucial to generating repeat purchases. However, there are a variety of factors that play into the nature of customer loyalty. Some consumers are actively loyal, while others are passive. Passive loyalists may stick with a brand out of laziness or confusion, but are open to competing messages.
When it comes to news, a recent survey found that nearly half of American consumers are very loyal and go to the same news sources repeatedly. However, a third of consumers are not loyal at all. The survey also found that very loyal news consumers are heavily dependent on television, with 54% saying they’d prefer to get their news from TV. In contrast, non-loyal news consumers tend to use a variety of news sources and are less likely to stick with a particular source.