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The Rise of Partisan News Consumption: Towards a Polarisation of Television Journalism and Audiences?
The rise of partisan news consumption: Towards a polarisation of television journalism and audiences?
Network News in Retreat: A New Era of Political Journalism?

When television was in its so-called ‘golden age’, American viewers had just a handful of channels to choose from. Three networks – ABC, NBC and CBS – dominated the airwaves in the 1960s, while in the UK viewers had just BBC1 or ITV. As Chapter 2 showed, in the decades since, these stations had begun to shape the kind of television news conventions and practices that many viewers today have become accustomed. In doing so, television news stations have built up a strong relationship with viewers, cultivating not only ...

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