Media Literacy

Credibility




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Accessibility


An element that enhances credibility of reports about an incident is "accessibility."The more accessible an event being reported upon, the higher the credibility of reports about the incident.  "Accessibility" issues have led to the development of the "Eyewitness News" coverage today. Local stations work to enhance their credibility by having reporters "on the scene" showing the audience everything from accident triage units, to cats caught in trees.The "seeing is believing" maxim is one that governs modern television.