Why do the front covers of news papers focus on violent crime (most of the time)?


The front cover of most news papers are about terrorist attacks and violent crime. Why would they do this when there are alot more positive things to talk about? I think that this happens because they want people to be fearful and aware about crime. They want their stories to be juicy. That way they'll attract more readers because they'd want to keep updated. Also violent crime is alot more important than TV shows.But do all news papers talk about violent crime? Some news papers don't talk about violent crime such as The Sun ,which is an example of a tabaloid. They talk about TV shows and things like celebrities. On the other hand news papers like The Guardian talk about more serious events.

What do you think?

Comments (6)

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    20 Jan 2019

    I think they focus on violent crime for the money. Like you have explained, they want their stories to be fresh and entertaining as well as disturbing and frightening. Lots of people like to read about crime, so the more the newspapers sell them, the more they earn. I hope that one day they will stop but these terrible events will cause them to sell more. Can we believe everything newspapers such as The Guardian say?

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    24 Jan 2019

    I think that the editors of the newspaper do this to put fear into people and make them want to keep updated with things. As a result, people would keep on buying that newspaper in order to stay updated and know what is happening and where it is happening.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg witty_petal | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    13 Feb 2019

    I think the reason news is based on violence is because firstly they gain more money from it as it lores more people in making them pay for more news papers acx.Also I think that if news didnt tell us about the violence,then we would be living in constent fear as we would be unaware of whats going on I'm the world.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_saxophone | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    14 Feb 2019

    I think they focus on violent crime because that is what will make people buy their newspapers and increase their job . I also think they add violent crimes on the front page to make people worried and to grab peoples attention straight away.Also because if the news did not give us any information on crime than we would we living in fear as we would not know what is going on in the community around and what is going on around the globe.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    16 Feb 2019

    I think this is the thought process:
    "Hmm... What would people be interested in. Hmm... They'll want to know about their own safety so they will keep listening for updates... Hmm... What is dangerous enough to get them scared... Hmm... I know! A terrorist attack.

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_wombat | Morley Newlands Academy
    16 Apr 2019

    I think they put it on because people need to be informed about things like this

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