The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

Advertising Codes
Advertising codes

The largely self-regulatory system, used by the mass media industries, to ensure that any advertising they include is ‘legal, decent, honest and truthful’ (Radio Authority 7). There are four main codes which offer guidelines on advertising practice: the British Codes of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (the CAP Code) covering non-broadcast advertising such as the press; the ITC Advertising Standards Code, covering television advertising; the Radio Authority Advertising and Sponsorship Code, covering radio advertising; and the Direct Marketing Association Code of Practice, covering direct marketing. Although the Radio Authority and the ITC have now been superseded by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the RA and ITC Codes remain in operation. With all broadcast media, it is the responsibility of the broadcasters ...

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