I was wondering how news are made in the mainstream media like BBC, EuroNews, Fox, CNN etc. Who decides what event makes it to be reported?
Recently, I read an article , which stated that in 1983, 90% of US media was owned by 50 companies, whereas in 2011 90% was owned by only 6 companies. Maybe this is the reason, why the news reports are often similar in their choice what to report and what not to report, especially when it comes to world news and foreign politics.
Here is an example of an event , which largely has been ignored by the mainstream news channels: The largest peaceful human gathering is taking place in Karbala, Iraq, called Arba'een.
22 Million Muslims are gathering at the holy shrine of the third Shia Imam, Hussain ibn Ali, to commemorate his martyrdom in the year 680 AD in Karbala, where he and his 72 family members and companions were killed by the tyrant of the time, Yazid. 22 Million Muslims show that they support his principles, namely to stand up against tyranny and oppression. And all this is happening in a war torn country and being threatened and surrounded by ISIS terrorists.
Wouldn't it be interesting for the people of the world to see a positive side of Islam?
But I cannot find a report about it at BBC main news for example.
Therefore, my question is:
How are news made in the western mainstream media?