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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 ...

National Daily Newspapers: Agenda Setters – or Mirrors on Society?
National daily newspapers: Agenda setters – or mirrors on society?

Writing of Britain, George Orwell once pointed out that it is impossible to generalise: ‘… as though 45 million souls could somehow be treated as a single unit’ (1946: 23) and in the same way, it is impossible to make sweeping generalisations about newspaper readers anywhere in the world. It is, however, legitimate to cluster readers – and the logical conclusion is that most newspapers are read by people who wish to reinforce their own prejudices. How else to explain how relentlessly liberal a newspaper is the Guardian, or consistently conservative the Daily Telegraph? And you can allocate similar political leanings to all of the world's ...

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