To make profit from news, mainstream new corporations have to somewhat sensationalise stories in order to engage possible buyers (customers/readers/viewers). This is especially apparent now in the age of the internet, where people are buying less newsprint, and news companies are vying for clicks in a much larger online market. Clickbait journalism, sensationalism, and sometimes fake news are being published by many online sources, which sometimes inevitably ends up in the mainstream media.
This environment has left some in mainstream media focussing more of their attention on popular issues, following trends and becoming less impartial, which has arguably lead many news organisations to the large scale dumbing down of their content. These factors have all contributed to a more patchy and biased news coverage by the mainstream media, and this has definitely effected coverage of stories such as Yemen’s civil war. In an age were many journalists are payed by the “click”, and audiovisual news media increasingly turn to sensationalist sound bites to attract viewers, complex, multifaceted stories that require long detailed explanation of history and economic support are inescapably becoming unprofitable and some are therefore overlooked.