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New Journalism trends

1. Foxification of news
The Foxification of News (also known as the Fox News Effect) is a term used to
describe the apparent effect of News Corporation's Fox News Channel on print,
broadcast and online news media. Since it's debut in 1996 Fox News has
engendered considerable controversy and debate about the apparent
conservative bias in both its news coverage and opinion shows. Despite these
accusations, News Corporation President and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Fox News
CEO Roger Ailes have maintained that its news coverage is unbiased and that
critics are confusing its news coverage with its opinion programs.
The term foxification stands for intentional misrepresentation of facts by fox
network for the purpose of perpetuation their biased "conservative" agenda. The
process of mass media, particularly television news, adopting the format,
practices, and perceived political leanings of Fox News or conservative party in
the country.
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2.Spin Doctrine
Spin is a form of propaganda. It is achieved through providing a biased
interpretation of an event or campaigning to persuade public opinion in favour or
against some organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may
also rely on creative presentation of the facts, "spin" often implies disingenuous,
deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics. Large corporations with
sophisticated public relations branches also engage in "spinning" information or
events in their favour. A group of public relations advisors, pollsters and media
consultants who develop spin may be referred to as "spin doctors" who engage
in "spin doctoring" for the person or group that hired them
Techniques involved in spin are cherry picking or selective display of facts, nondenial denial, burying bad news, misdirection and misinterpretation.
3.Paid news
Paid news refers to the systematic engagement of mainstream media outlets in
publishing favourable articles in exchange for payment. The news is much like an
advertisement but without the ad tag. This type of news is typically sponsored by
politicians, businessmen, and celebrities in order to improve their public image or
accomplish political goals. This kind of news has been considered a serious
malpractice since it deceives the citizens, not letting them know that the news is,
in fact, an advertisement. Secondly , the payment modes usually violate tax laws
and election spending laws.
The phenomenon of political paid news became particularly noticeable during
the 2009 general elections in India and thereafter during the elections to the
assemblies of various states. The phenomenon acquired a new and even more
destructive dimension by redefining political news or reporting on candidates

standing for election many such news reports would be published or

broadcast perhaps only after financial transactions had taken place, almost
always in a clandestine manner. It is widely believed that many media
companies, irrespective of the volume of their businesses and their profitability,
were selling news space after arriving at an understanding with politicians
and representatives of corporate entities that were advertisers. Space in
publications and airtime were occupied by advertisements that were disguised as
4. Syndication
Newspaper syndicate, also called Press Syndicate, or Feature Syndicate, agency
that sells to newspapers and other media special writing and artwork, often
written by a noted journalist or drawn by a well-known cartoonist, that cannot be
classified as spot coverage of the news. Its fundamental service is to spread the
cost of expensive features among as many newspapers as possible. Press
syndicates sell the exclusive rights to a feature to one subscriber in each
territory, in contrast to the wire news services (news agencies) which offer their
reports to all papers in a given area. Some syndicates specialize in such
entertainment features as comic strips, cartoons, columns of oddities or humour,
and serialized novels.
5. News as commodity/
News becomes an object to consume and a product to be sold by the
organisation. News production became profit driven rather than giving truth to
the readers.
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6. Personalised News
With new technology they way people consume news had changed. We have
gone from consuming news through traditional media and news websites to
having the news broadcast to us by our social network or through phones. In
fact, 75% of news consumed online is through shared news from social
networking sites or e-mail. Readers seek out the news want, and almost expect,
it to be personalized and customized to their tastes and interests. News
organizations, social networks and technology companies are all attempting to
respond with sites and tools that address this changing shift toward a
personalized social news stream.
The shift toward personalization of news is in many ways a response to the
problem of noise, but also a shift from trust in news organizations to the
individual people you know who now often act as curators.
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