News Values

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SAGE, Nov 19, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
Written by two practitioner-academics (who between them have more than fifty years of news industry experience), News Values analyses the shape of the news industry - a world of rolling news and multimedia platforms, and a world where broadcast news is increasingly considered another element of show business.

Detailed chapters include critiques of existing theories, close study of the newspaper, radio, television and internet news channels, plus informative chapters on the many factors that shape the news we read, watch and hear including the role of the citizen journalist, user-generated content, spin doctors, and the new wave of press barons. Further chapters provide detailed analysis of the way in which the same story is treated across different media channels, and how journalists and editors work to keep breathing new life into rolling news stories.

 

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Analysing News Values
6
2 How to Study News Values
31
3 National Daily Newspapers
46
4 National Television News
59
5 Sunday Newspapers
75
6 Rolling News
86
7 Radio Broadcast News
99
9 Regional and Local Television News
128
10 The Rise and Rise of Citizen Journalist
148
11 Corruption of Values
163
12 Same Story Different MediaDifferent Treatments
175
Conclusion
192
References
195
Index
201
Copyright

8 Smaller Markets and Niches
117

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