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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 ...

Radio Broadcast News: Facing a Set of Challenges and Pressures as the Digital Age Embeds Itself in Modern Culture
Radio broadcast news: Facing a set of challenges and pressures as the digital age embeds itself in modern culture

In this chapter, we propose to examine a number of radio news outlets to discover how news values are applied in practice. We will also explore the tension between the requirements of the traditional radio news bulletin – or programme – and the demands of the various rolling or continuous news formats now available. We will also consider how the spread of 24-hour news has changed the nature of the traditional news output on analogue radio. Having examined a number of specific examples, we will attempt some conclusions ...

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