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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 ...

The Rise and Rise of Citizen Journalist: How User-Generated Content is Shaping the Agenda, or Not
The rise and rise of citizen journalist: How user-generated content is shaping the agenda, or not

It has been suggested that the days of traditional news journalism are numbered – that the citizens will assume ownership of the news. This is an interesting phenomenon – but it does not automatically follow that the established linear model of news gathering, editing and dissemination will wither away eventually to die, redundant and unloved. On the contrary, it is entirely possible that the old order will triumph because of its understanding of, and adherence to, a value system that is rarely followed by individuals who set themselves up as reporters and chroniclers of ...

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