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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 journalists and editors work to keep breathing new life into rolling news stories.

Regional and Local Television News: Where Commerce and Community Meet – and Sometimes Collide
Regional and local television news: Where commerce and community meet – and sometimes collide

Regional television news in Britain, in common with equivalent services in many other countries, is ambling towards a crossroads. Resolutely local in its outlook, there exists within it a fundamental editorial approach that takes seriously its remit to provide news that is of specific interest to its constituency; the over-riding elements of the news value system on which it draws are consonance to its audience, and the newness to that audience of the items covered. In many ways it is a multimedia version of the local newspaper network. Yet at the same time it seems to be in ...

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