How TV News Meets People's Needs

Henningham J.P. (1982) How TV News Meets People's Needs. Journal of Sociology, 18 3: 417-427. doi:10.1177/144078338201800308

Author Henningham J.P.
Title How TV News Meets People's Needs
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-2978
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/144078338201800308
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 417
End page 427
Total pages 11
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract While most programs on television have an entertainment function, TV news is generally seen as meeting people's need for information. However more emotive gratifications are also associated with news- viewing. This study examines gratifications people derive from TV news in relation to their preferences for different types of news. It is found that people who watch TV news for information tend to prefer serious and 'high impact news, while those seeking entertainment prefer human interest news and stories about conflict or human tragedy.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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