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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 ...

Rolling News: The Emergence of Rolling News Brings with it Fresh Challenges to the Journalist and Editor
Rolling news: The emergence of rolling news brings with it fresh challenges to the journalist and editor

We have noted elsewhere the increasing enthusiasm for anniversaries, and the consequences for news values. In our detailed content analysis of broadcast news, we have avoided samples of output where one story dominates bulletins. However, it seems useful to study a selection of slices of output where one story does dominate, and where there is even more evidence of planning and early decisions. We will examine output from Sky News and CNN (with a brief look at BBC News 24) on 11 September 2006: the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the ...

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