The thesis deals with a kind of rhetoric question: How real is broadcasted reality? Most of the recent publications focus either on the production or on the recipient. This thesis shows the communication by mass media as a kind of ring. Every step on the way from the real event toward the recipient is discussed by a critical comment. A flowchart marks the base for that part of the thesis and ends in the idea wheater TV-journalists are a kind of expressionists or not. In the age of internet, the roles of sender and recipient are not the same anymore. Recipients become producers or broadcasters and try to stage reality as well. From this point of view the idea of ?media affinity? is followed-up. Media affinity itself is defined with the use of media which offers the opportunity of interactive exchange, which is called emancipated use. The question is: Does the sensibility for news-induced manipulation and incomplete presentations of reality increases with media affinity? For that reason two TV-news have been analysed. The news-stories have been shown to several pupils. They fulfilled a questionnaire before and after watching the news. For a prior analysis of the TV-news the author created a scheme for film-analyses. The survey shows: In general people with low media affinity evaluate TV-news slightly more positive than those who have high media affinity. Moreover, teenagers resume the content uncritically, especially when they feel some kind of emotional connection. But one can say, that when recipients are familiar with the use of TV-broadcasts, they critically question the content. Furthermore, the analysis shows that aesthetic-expressionistic elements are used to create and to underline the message of the news. However, the message suffers from low journalistic quality, it is coherent. It is easy to follow the content, although the news story is not representative for the complex theme. Finally, it is not possible to avoid cinematographic expressionism in TV-news.