Major Players in the News
In news coverage, the word news itself indicates something of general interest for a wide audience. Some examples include breaking news, science news, political news, and anything else related to current affairs. In some cases, breaking news can be broadcast directly by the agency itself or be posted by a local or national media outlet. In other instances, breaking news may appear on television or in a news print section. However, the vast majority of news is reported through print media.
All news organizations are run by newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, and wire services. They also have many web sites that provide up-to-date information. Most news agencies are regionally and nationally based. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Daily News, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and several other daily newspapers and/or weekly magazines are generally recognized as the major news outlets in most areas. Many cable news channels also specialize in providing up-to-date news reports.
A few other major news organizations are also producing news content, such as the Financial Times, the Associated Press, and the Fox News Channel. All news agencies also have production teams that produce news footage. Some news agencies also outsource some of their production work to specialty news organizations and radio stations. They do so to bolster their own news brands. For example, the Associated Press does most of their news reporting in the US, while the Financial Times has most of its newsroom staff based in the UK.
In addition, most news organizations have online news offices. These are usually based in Washington, DC, and London, UK. There are also several freelance news sites that allow the public to submit news stories. Many newspapers, magazines, and wire services have their own websites where a variety of news content is posted.
Social networks have also become important players in newsrooms. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow people to easily share news with the rest of the world. Users can even tweet news stories, or upload photos and videos. Major news networks like CNN use social media to update their audiences with breaking news.
However, there is growing concern about the impact of social networks on newsworthy content. Social news networks have allowed users to easily manipulate newsworthy items for their self-promotion. For example, if an account holder sees a lot of activity on Twitter about certain products, they might feel more inclined to buy those items themselves. This has led news agencies to develop stricter guidelines for the use of social media to disseminate news.