Designing The News
The flow of publications that followed the attack on a young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, in October 2012 has been the basis of my research into the way American and Pakistani media treat news. My aim is to show how the news, which is originally a report of a current incident ends up transforming and circulating into the branding of an idea that supports, justifies or interrelates with an opinion that may not have any relevance at all, but is pushing to be seen as a reality. How do these authors and media push their reading of the story? And how do online publishing and a growing reader’s participation influence our perception of news?