IELTS ESSAY TOPIC: How do editors choose topics for their media?


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This post looks at potential arguments only. It’s up to you to actually write the essay. All the best!


News editors decide what to broadcast on TV and what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence their decisions? Have we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?




  1. Editors choose by sensationalism that will drive people to access their programme, therefore it is all about money.


  1. It is a duty of any editor to deliver news to the world that people need to know, therefore it is also about social conscience.


  1. Editors endeavour to create a balanced perspective of the world, reporting what is necessary both good and bad so people will understand the complexity of our lives.

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