‘The News does not just happen-it involves planning and construction’. Using media theories covered in this unit, current news examples and the text Wag the Dog, explain whether you agree or disagree with this statement and why.

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This goes hand in hand with power, as it raises questions like why this piece is shown, and what message the communicator is trying send. Finally, as the genre of news follows a certain narrative, any news item must be constructed and planned to satisfy this narrative for it to be viewed as news. Marshall McLuhan’s theory of the medium being the message supports this...
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Marshall McLuhan’s theory of the medium being the message supports this. News is essentially a process of media communication, and therefore relies on pre-existing methods of meaning constructed in society. As news is created for an audience, it is constructed to satisfy ideologies and cultural literacies so that the audience understands what is shown...
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