Television, Advertising And Public Relations Has Changed After The 2008 Financial Crisis

829 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Gatekeeping in communications is when a person or group in media has information and they are the ones who decide what is released to the public (Lewin). Gatekeeping in the fields of journalism, film, television, advertising and public relations has changed after the 2008 financial crisis because of how and what information is being published. The changes in gatekeeping has contributed to the ongoing narrative of the financial crisis because each field now releases information about finances differently than before 2008. The field of journalism has contributed to the ongoing narrative of the financial crisis because of what news is being covered. Financial journalism is different from most news coverage because much of the information must be legally regulated (Picard, Selva, and Bironzino, 2014). Journalists have a lot of power in regulating what news gets released to the public because sixty-seven percent of financial news stories originate from journalists themselves (Picard, Selva, and Bironzino, 2014). Banking communication officers are now working harder to release their own news so that the majority of information published about banks in the news is not primarily coming from journalists. Banks want to preserve their own reputations and not depend entirely on the news that journalists decide to cover. The field of film has contributed to the ongoing narrative of the financial crisis because of the abundance of films that tell the story of the financial crisis. Many…

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