News and Gossip Persuasive Essay by ResearchRiter

News and Gossip
A response essay that supports the opinion of Ed Bradley on the gossip of broadcast news programs.
# 121136 | 750 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media)

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This paper provides a response essay to the sentiments of Ed Bradley, who claims that broadcast news programs are undermining substantive news content in favor of more gossip and entertainment-oriented news in order to keep ratings high to ensure profits. The response provides recent examples of why Bradley's sentiments are accurate.

From the Paper:

"There are a number of pressures on news broadcast producers to compete with entertainment shows. One is the plethora of hugely popular reality TV shows that combine reality and fiction in entertaining ways. Another is the need to generate revenues through advertising rates based on viewer ratings. Respected news journalist Ed Bradley maintains that another pressure on news broadcasts to entertain is the appeal of gossip and celebrity news to audiences, something that often gives sway to more substantive news for the sake of..."

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News and Gossip (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 03, 2021, from

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