Professor Rich Hanley: ‘News needs to be a tapestry of subjects’

hanleyRich Hanley, associate professor and director of the graduate journalism program in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, was quoted in Connecticut Magazine  on Connecticut media and recent ownership changes.

Hanley stressed the need for news to be interesting to viewers.

“Too often news has been defined as matters of state, government, along with some features. Now it needs to be a tapestry of subjects,” he said. “It doesn’t mean you’re putting the Kardashians on your front end. You’re recognizing that people do not live in a bubble of government speak. There are everyday things that can be interpreted as news if presented in a way that matches the expectation of a web reader. It has no memory of what the news used to be.”

“There is a very robust future in news. It’s just undergoing a redefinition,” says Hanley.

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