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Introduction
Introduction
Introducing Television Journalism: Sustaining its Influence into the Twenty-First Century

For all the hype of the digital, interactive, multimedia era, television news remains the most viewed, valued and trusted source of information in most countries around the globe. Whether at election times, in moments of tragedy or joy, as matter of routine, most of the time television is where people will turn to first to make sense of what is happening in the world. Major national bulletins both nationally and internationally are watched by many millions each day. Network and cable evening news in the United States (US) is watched by over 24 million viewers (Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism 2010), while the terrestrial nightly bulletins in the United Kingdom (UK) reach 15 million ...

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