The Whitlock case had classic elements cable news shows look for when planning programming, said Amy Mitchell, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The Washington-based nonprofit agency analyzes media content.
Cable news focuses on stories that will “grab eyeballs,” where a reporter can give frequent updates from the scene.
“Quick, easy, dramatic. We’ve seen that over and over in cable news,” Mitchell said.
March 27, 2006
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