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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 ...

Same Story, Different Media, Different Treatments: What Can the Litvinenko Story Tell Us about the Changing Media Landscape?
Same story, different media, different treatments: What can the litvinenko story tell us about the changing media landscape?

It had all the intrigue that any news editor could ever want; a retired Russian spymaster, hospitalised in London with suspected poisoning, and the finger of suspicion pointing at Moscow. With the Cold War still very much alive in the collective public memory – it was only a decade and a half since the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall followed by a process of eastern bloc ‘reunification’ with the democractic west – there was the guarantee of an irresistible appeal to every journalist over the age of 35. Which ...

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