News can be interpreted in many different ways, it contains many topics and can be characterised by framing, visualisation, personalisation, cultural and social affiliations along with images and information to create an appealing story for the viewers.
Global media can be public spaces that are created due to global influences and an area for people to communicate and share their opinions on global events and stories. If you look at ‘The Daily Mail’ a website online considered as ‘news’ throughout Australia, the top headline is “Hello boys! Miranda Kerr poses for new wonderbra campaign with a navy pushup bra and matching undies!!”. Is this really the most important thing happening right now? wow everyone look at this 31 year old woman! it just goes to show you can still look beautiful over 30!… It’s appalling, this is why people are searching for there own ways to find news may that be through social media platforms like Facebook.
But with this, there are many theories on what news actually is. Are we covering stories that really need to be covered? Or are we just getting the news that we want to hear?
The internet has allowed for people to move past traditional forms of news coverage to create an interconnected ‘network society’ that is central for people voicing their views and opinions.
– Harlow, S., Thomas J. Johnson 2011 ‘The Arab Spring| Overthrowing the Protest Paradigm? How The New York Times, Global Voices and Twitter Covered the Egyptian Revolution’, International Journal of Communication, vol. 5 pp. 1379-40.[Accessed 23 Sept. 2014].