Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication scholarship and study News, Public Relations and Power has contributions from leading international researchers who address issues such as: the rapid growth of public relations and its impact on news production; state information management strategies in times of internal political dissent; political parties and mediated `spin' conducted at national and local levels; the historically changing nature of war journalism; and tabloid television and forms of cultural representation. The book begins with Simon Cottle's introduction which sets out the key ideas and approaches in the field.

Tabloid Television and News Culture: Access and Representation

Tabloid Television and News Culture: Access and Representation

Tabloid television and news culture: Access and representation

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My dictionary defines this word as a ‘newspaper that gives its news in concentrated and easily assimilable form’, a derivation from ‘tablette‘an old French word for ‘small slab … with or for inscription’. In its earlier connection to journalism, the term ‘tabloid’ referred to the physical dimensions of a newspaper – half the ‘broadsheet’ size, hence allowing for more portability and for more ‘portable’ news, the reading of which could be done by commuters and others on their way to work or during a lunch break. Today, almost invariably, the word ‘tabloid’ is used in a derogatory way to refer to a type of news which is ...

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