Making Sense of Information
We take in so much information in so many different forms every day, it's hard to make sense of it all. In extreme cases, we may even experience "information overload."
So, it's important to understand that information is produced and distributed according to general patterns, often referred to as "Information Cycles." It's not an exact science; but a skilled researcher who understands these patterns and knows which types of information sources are most appropriate for any given project is likely to achieve consistent success in finding what they need.
A news event makes visible the production of information related to it. But that information is part of a continuum that actually begins before the event takes place, is sometimes visible to the public and sometimes not, and may never end, just slow down over time.