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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 ...

Corruption of Values: Truths, Half Truths, Lies, Censorship, Coercion and Spin
Corruption of values: Truths, half truths, lies, censorship, coercion and spin

In an ideal world, the news would be a true, valid, accurate and reasoned account of what happened. In the real world, it is rarely thus. Leaving aside the simple truth already mentioned that every individual has his or her own processes of witness or recall, there are various external forces at work which can corrupt whatever baseline of purity is applied – and anyway, that baseline is never consistent as it will vary from one publication to the next. These forces are considerable, and can vary from the political (with a small p) agenda of the management, to the nature of the source ...

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