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soft news

n.
News that deals with topics or events that are lighthearted or not serious.

soft′-news′ adj.
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Noun1.soft news - news that does not deal with serious topics or events
news - information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"
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Among the commonly used terms are sensationalism, tabloid, human interest, soft news, and infotainment.
RQ3a: Are the articles published in ENH, NYT, CT related more to soft news than the OLR political prisoner human rights issue?
For example, women most often present news on weekends rather than weekdays and, because of this, are more likely to present soft news whereas men are more likely to present 'hard hitting, authoritative news' (Bainbridge and Bestwick, 2010: 210).
Beyond that, there have been complaints about soft news, magazine-type content.
They are more about celebrity news, soft news, but the Sunday talk shows are one of the last places where people come expecting and wanting a serious discussion with the biggest newsmakers of the moment.
The researchers say millennials use social media for a "mix" of hard news, soft news and news-you-can-use topics.
A year later, friends at CNN offered her a position as an associate producer/production assistant for 'Take Two," a show for which she interspersed celebrity interviews with hard and soft news.
BAUM, Matthew (2002): "Sex, lies, and war: How soft news brings foreign policy to the inattentive public" en The American Political Science Review, no.
On the one hand, the decline in cultural news then supports the tendency for more "tabloid" or soft news content, while on the other hand it supports a focus on more serious news.
That means women get 30 percent of the media pie--often, says Curran, in reference to soft news or social issues, not hard news.
In all ten countries, female sources tend only to appear in longer news items or articles and are preferred for soft news topics such as family, lifestyle and culture.