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Written by two practitioner-academics (who between them have more than fifty years of news industry experience), News Values for the 21st Century 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 ...

Introduction: So What is Wrong with Galtung and Ruge's News Value System?
Introduction: So what is wrong with galtung and ruge's news value system?
Gay Vicar in Mercy Dash to Palace

That allegedly was the ultimate English tabloid newspaper headline; it combines suggestions of sexual deviancy, charity and the Royal Family in one neat banner; as close as the tabloid press can get to a full house, the editorial equivalent of a royal flush in poker. It has been impossible to isolate the source of the ‘headline’; some say it was a group of bored sub-editors on the News of the World, others attribute it to relaxing Sun journalists in the pub nearest the office after finishing a shift. Just as likely is that it is an ...

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