Mass Media Sensationalism

Texas State Public Affairs Network – The T-SPAN methodology is to keep it fair. We urge you to keep in mind the power of sensationalism within news, information and biased social media content.

tspan_tv_smlSensationalism is a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to present biased impressions on events which may cause a manipulation to a story’s truth. Sensationalism may include reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that don’t influence overall society and biased presentations of newsworthy topics in a trivial or tabloid manner contrary to the standards of professional journalism.

Some tactics include being deliberately obtuse, appealing to emotions, being controversial, intentionally omitting facts and information,  being self-centered and acting to obtain attention. Trivial information and events are sometimes misrepresented and exaggerated as important or significant. They include stories about the actions of individuals and groups of people. The content  is often insignificant and irrelevant relative to the macro-level day-to-day events that occur globally.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Texas State Public Affairs Network – T-SPAN Sources.

Untitled-1We provide a statistical blend of factual information and rhetoric. The Texas State Public Affairs Network – The news agency for the future of Texas.  It’s about time that Texans have a single source for all news in a “spin-no spin” format.  We are using the latest spinterpretation technology to bring partisan information to you, in a more discernible way.

The website is categorized in the following manner.

BusinessEnergyWorld Business
GovernmentStateFederalUSWorldPoliticsPollsElections
Health – Beauty – Wellness
Life & Hacks
On Demand – Video, Audio, Live Streaming, PAC, Municipal, Gov, Town Hall, Causes, Public Affairs
Politics
Donate – Help us grow. Get Involved
Be a contributor – Partner Network

T-SPAN Information Sources

Updated 2 times daily

World Business

2
Texas Tribune Blue (Left) News

3
Culture

1
Energy by the Texas Tribune

2
Texas Tribune – Government

2
TAMU Health Science Center

2
Biz Journals

3
NASA

5
Technology – Wired Newsfeed

2
White House Blog

2
Texas Legislature – Todays Bill Text

5
Texas Senate – Bills Passed Today

5
The Brookings Institute

5
Elections – The Brookings Institute

5
Daily Cartoon by SRN Network Feed

5
Texas Comptroller

5
Technology – SecureList Kaperski Labs

5
Life & Hacks by PSFK

2
LCRA 2
LCRA Weather Blog by Bob Rose 2
LCRA Business

5
US Senate

3
Polls from The Hill

3

Texas Senate Bills Passed

5
Texas ‘Red State’ (Right) News

3