Posted by: edgarvasiliu | August 6, 2009

Is attracting newspaper readers with emotions wise?

The Reader p216-217 presents an interesting story in that emotions attract young readers more. Apparently, we want humor, surprises, something to talk about or looks out for the interests of the reader. This techniques promises some hope to the declining newspaper circulation. But what I am afraid of is that this is a slippery slope because this is borderline soft news, as I see it. How is this different that Eastern European model for success, I think its supposedly more artist driven which is cool? Maybe its not and its just the same thing with a cooler description and that model could lose its journalistic integrity as well. I don’t know but it will be interesting to see if this “experience version” news will not lead to the death of the journalism version of the news.


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