The news editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. However, there are more bad news than good news. The reasons for delivering more bad news than good news could be that bad news sell better, keeping up with trends or maybe people are not interested in good news.
There is no doubt that bad news sell better than good news. This could be because the bad news are more exciting, they have details that intrigue, they raise a lot of questions and we always can find somebody or something to put the blame on. For example news about a school on fire sell better than news about the inauguration of a new school and a divorce in showbiz sells better than a new marriage in showbiz. Moreover, the news about terrorism could sell millions of newspapers.
The news editors like to keep up with the trends and the today's trends are broadcasting and printing more bad news than good news. I don't think the trend was ever different but I hope the trends will change as people's mentality changes.
Another reason for delivering more bad news than good news can be the fact that the majority of people are not interested in good news. People are facing lots of problems in their everyday life and they are not completely satisfied in their life. Therefore people are predisposed to pessimism and negative thinking. Also, seeing other people facing problems, often bigger than their own problems, gives them a feeling of consolation.
I think we did become used with bad news, and moreover we started to enjoy them. There are only a very few people who choose not to watch bad news. I think bad news produce dependence and influence people to think negatively. It would definitely be better if more good news was reported.
Thesis: There are more bad news than good news.
Introduction: Introduction to the topic
Briefly exposure of the three factors
Main Body: Development of the three factors with details and examples
Factor 1: Bed news sell better
Factor 2: Keeping up with the trends
Factor 3: People are not interested in good news
Conclusion: Answer the last questions in topic and personal opinion.