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We turn to the television each day for a concise review of the day's news. We have also come to rely on it for instant coverage of every tragic event that occurs in the world. Bundle that coverage with some sports and weather, present it all in a period of 30 minutes or an hour, and we have what is known as "local news." But just who determines which crime, which murder, which fraud makes the air? In a country of people trained to listen to sound bytes, who decides how many seconds can be devoted to the telling of each story? NewsNight Akron's Mark Urycki tries to answer these questions through interviews with all the major commercial television news stations in Cleveland and Akron.

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