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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 ...

Analysing News Values: The Key Analysis of Galtung and Ruge's Structuring and Selecting News
Analysing news values: The key analysis of galtung and ruge's structuring and selecting news

Many books on journalism and news contain sections which either attempt to define and codify news values, or review previous attempts to do so. It is important to look at some of these previous attempts to set the scene for our own analysis, and to help us see how the authors' own backgrounds tend to determine which kind of news values analysis they conduct.

Broadly, previous accounts of news values tend to be of two kinds. The first examines news stories from the perspective of the working journalist, and tries to isolate the features of an event which make ...

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