ABSTRACT: Television privileges the events with the strongest impact on viewers' sensibility. Tabloid format uses a range of journalistic strategies that aim to deepen the impression of a real conflict. Television aims to give audiences the impression of authenticity. The sensational news in the tabloids is based on the selection of specific content, such as violent crimes and disasters such contents are accompanied by specially selected photos in order to shock the people. In fact we are dealing with pseudo-events and pseudo-conflicts. The purpose of this study is to analyze how spectacle and conflict converge in today’s television news. We focused on the complex reconstructive and subjective nature of news reception, the different ways the audience constructs meaningful interpretations from the news, exposure to news and the construction of images of reality. pp. 119–122

Keywords: television, news, conflicts, impact, spectacle, tabloid, sensational

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