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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 ...

Sunday Newspapers: Where News and Reflection Start to Merge …
Sunday newspapers: Where news and reflection start to merge …

Sunday newspapers occupy a special place in western democratic countries. Sunday is traditionally a leisure day for much of the working population, meaning that people have more time to read and enjoy newspapers. And newspaper publishers respond to this by producing substantial papers. As an indicator of the shape of the industry, in July 2006 the correlative figures for similar newspapers, under the same ownership, sold in Britain (which remains the biggest single market for newspapers per capita) were:

What is interesting to note is that, despite requiring the majority of people to make a special journey to purchase a newspaper (during the week most buyers collect ...

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