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What is Plaza Journalism

Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture and Society on the Entertainment Industry
Newspapers and journalists estrange themselves from society and create elite journalism. Contents of news do not include real problems of society.
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An Overview on Presentation of Entertainment in Newspapers' Weekend Supplements
Nihal Kocabay-Sener (İstanbul Commerce University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6190-5.ch008
Media, as one of the most indispensable instruments of the society, has duties other than informing the society, and entertainment can be regarded as one of these duties. News in newspaper supplements contains suggestions around how individuals can have fun and at the same time what they can do to have fun; in addition, this supplement itself also serves as a source of entertainment. In the context of this chapter, weekend supplements of mass newspapers and opinion newspapers are examined with a content analysis; then qualitative and quantitative findings are evaluated. In this chapter, how entertainment is represented in newspaper supplements and whether there is a difference between mass newspapers and opinion newspapers in the name of entertainment representation is demonstrated. According to this research, publication identities and policies affect news content, and suggestions in news are not fit for all readers.
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