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News : Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications - Jackie Harrison

News

Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications

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Published: 10th November 2005
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From an author highly knowledgeable in the field, News is a handy and accessible guide that examines the history of news, both as newspapers and radio, and as entertainment and information, and introduces students to the key concepts and issues that surround the news.


Using up-to-date case examples such as the Hutton Report and embedded journalists, from across a range of media including print, radio, television and the internet, Jackie Harrison explains the different theoretical approaches that have been used to study the news, as well as providing an accessible introduction to how news is produced and regulated, what counts as news, and how it is selected and presented.


Topics covered include:


  • introduction to the concept of news

  • the growth and development of news

  • technology, concentration and competition

  • balancing freedom and responisibility

  • regulatory control of the news

  • making the news.


Written in a clear and lively style, News is the ideal introductory book for students of media, communication and journalism.

Introduction : The Concept of News - Assumptions and analysis
Views about News: Common sense, practitioner and academic
From Ballads to Broadcasting: The historical growth and development of news
The Modern News Ecology: Technology, regulation, concentration and competition
News and Society
News Practice
News: Character and Audience
Possibilities and Problems: Trends in the future of news
The Hutton Report and Inquiry
A Map of the Multichannel TV Landscape
Concentration of the ITV Sector
Concentration of the National Press
Timeline of the Communications Act 2003
Appointment and Rolling News Programmes
Bibliography
Endnotes
Index
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ISBN: 9780415319492
ISBN-10: 0415319498
Series: Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 10th November 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1