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News : Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications - Jackie Harrison


Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications

Paperback Published: 14th November 2005
ISBN: 9780415319508
Number Of Pages: 289

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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.

Series editor's prefacep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The concept of news: assumptions and analysisp. 1
Structure of the bookp. 14
Views about news: common sense, practitioner and academicp. 17
Introductionp. 17
Common-sense views about newsp. 18
Practitioners' views about newsp. 20
Academic views about newsp. 23
Conclusionp. 38
From ballads to broadcasting: the historical growth and development of newsp. 41
Introductionp. 41
Printing newsp. 41
Printing, reporting the news and the constraints of space and timep. 45
The expansion of newspapersp. 53
News, entertainment and the commercialization of the pressp. 55
The development of professional practices in print news reportingp. 57
The development of broadcast newsp. 61
Conclusionp. 68
The modern news ecology: technology, regulation, concentration and competitionp. 69
Introductionp. 69
The news and recent technological changep. 72
News and the current regulatory environmentp. 81
News and the concentration of ownershipp. 85
Competition and the internationalization of newsp. 91
Conclusionp. 96
News and societyp. 99
Introductionp. 99
Freedom of expressionp. 102
News and the exercise of responsibilityp. 104
News and the public spherep. 108
UK regulation of the newsp. 115
UK statutory requirements for impartiality in broadcast news reportingp. 121
Conclusionp. 125
News practicep. 127
Introductionp. 127
Reporting news: a balance of forcesp. 129
Conclusionp. 152
News: character and audiencep. 155
Introductionp. 155
Changing patterns of news consumptionp. 156
The news organization and its audiencesp. 164
Concerns about news standardsp. 171
Conclusionp. 182
Possibilities and problems: trends in the future of newsp. 185
Introductionp. 185
Future trends in newsp. 190
Key events relating to the Hutton Inquiry and Reportp. 209
A map of the multi-channel TV landscapep. 217
Concentration of he ITV sectorp. 219
Concentration of the national pressp. 221
Timeline of the Communications Act 2003p. 223
TV news programmesp. 225
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780415319508
ISBN-10: 0415319501
Series: Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 14th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.48  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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