ERIC Number: EJ547208
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Hardwired for News: Using Biological and Cultural Evolution to Explain the Surveillance Function.
Shoemaker, Pamela J.
Journal of Communication, v46 n3 p32-47 Sum 1996
Builds a theoretical argument to explain both why human beings are interested in news and why much news content involves the identification of environmental threats and deviance. Argues that the desire to receive and transmit information is biologically and culturally derived, and that both biology and culture have a profound impact on the form that news content takes. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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