What makes something news? It’s a question journalists ask themselves every day.
Whether it’s a breaking story or a scheduled event, news editors and managers have to decide whether or not to cover it.
After months and months of election coverage, Don Crozier was frustrated by what he saw as sensationalism and bias in the media. He worried that news had become too focused on entertainment or shock in the hunt for clicks and shares.
Crozier wanted to learn more about how news directors make decisions, so he turned to St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis.