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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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For instance, our previous work has found that an exacerbation of emotion was more frequent on such hard-news topics as the economy than on traditionally soft-news stories (Mujica & Bachmann, 2013).
When his old buddy, the ace cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard), pops up in Bosnia to shoot a soft-news feature, Hunt resurfaces with a mad ambition.
And if "World News" has made inroads through "more family- and women-oriented" story selection, as news analyst Andrew Tyndall told Variety's Michael Learmonth, then in essence, NBC is simply being hoisted on its own soft-news petard.
Far from a soft-news niche writer, however, O'Donnell also specialized in tough investigative work.
Furthermore, we learn (if that's the right word) that when we know we are being manipulated, manipulation is less successful; that many Americans receive their information on foreign crises by way of soft-news shows, e.
Ten years ago, here in Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press ombudsman Barry Mullin was fired after criticizing the paper for running too many soft-news stories on the front page.
The move to successful soft-news covers continued this year until the fateful events of September 11.
A variation on the soft-news format is the first-person opinion piece, submitted by contributors or the general audience.
Twenty-four percent of the respondents were soft-news fans.