The social construction of the news

When you sit down to watch the daily news (I’m Sure you do!!) do you ever wonder who chose what to include. I often get mad with the news for being so Americanised and not Europeon based, however since brexit this has changed somewhat. I often feel the news is dumbed down or more importantly distracting us from issues. This means I don’t believe the news is neutral I believe it is manipulated. The content is not reporting as it is but more how the media owners and their controllers want the news to be dipicted. This could be a form of control, hegemony. This section looks at how the news is socially constructed through selection, interpretation, editing and processing.

The influence of the owners