Newspapers tend to accentuate the negative, in response to readers’ gloomy preferences. North Korean supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un supervising the test-fire of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2. Photo: KCNA
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

Why we are fascinated with doom, gloom and all sorts of negative news

‘Newspapers are crammed full of bad news because that’s what people want to read and woe betide any editor that forgets this’

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Newspapers tend to accentuate the negative, in response to readers’ gloomy preferences. North Korean supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un supervising the test-fire of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2. Photo: KCNA
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