Television Commentary

“Television commentary” here refers to the added value journalists provide alongside the basic presentation of news that requires some degree of unpacking or analysis. Such added value is fundamental to debates about the wider quality of journalism and its contribution to democracy. In regions where television output is unregulated, any balanced, impartial journalistic analysis seems less frequent, given the entrenched editorial positions taken by the channels. Within regulated regions, theoretically at least, journalistic analysis would more likely adhere to the long-standing traditions of news reporting. In practice, though, the public’s appetite for news might vary between a need for trenchant partisanship or scrupulous neutrality. This entry discusses the evolution of television commentary along with changes in broadcast regulation and technological advancements that have diminished the ...

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