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Как се поражда сензационността в новините на телевизиите?
How Sensationalism Is Brought about in the TV News?

Author(s): Zhana Popova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Communication studies
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: Sensation; television; information; news; ethical norms

Summary/Abstract: The typology of the ways in which TV journalists create the sensational news content is presented. The analysis is based on the results of a survey of the daily news segments of the three national TVs – bTV, Nova and BNT between 01.02 and 30.04.2017. What are the models with which the emotions of the viewers are influenced? In what cases do the journalists use sensationalism as an element of news and what does this kind of transformation of the story about the reality lead to?The main directions of research relate to violations of ethical norms and professional standards which causes fear and terror. They are also connected with the ways sources are quoted, the use of rumors or information without a source and what the journalist or the media can do in such cases.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 347-363
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian