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News Values

by Paul Brighton and Dennis Foy SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2007
ISBN:
9781412946001
Format:
Pbk 216 pages
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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.

Introduction
So what is wrong with Galtung and Ruge's News Value system?
Analysing News Values
The key analysis of Galtung and Ruge's Structuring and Selecting News
How To Study News Values
What factors govern the new system?
National Daily Newspapers
Agenda setters - or mirrors on society?
National Television News
The problem child of the news family
Sunday Newspapers
Where news and reflection start to merge
Rolling News
The emergence of rolling news brings with it fresh challenges to the journalist and editor
Radio Broadcast News
Facing a set of challenges and pressures as the digital age embeds itself in modern culture
Smaller Markets and Niches
Beyond the obvious - special cases for the news industry
Regional and Local Television News
Where commerce and community meet - and sometimes collide
The Rise and Rise of Citizen Journalist
How user-generated content is shaping the agenda, or not.
Corruption of Values
Truths, half truths, lies, censorship, coercion and spin
Same story, different media, different treatments
What can the Litvinenko story tell us about the changing media landscape?
And finallyGǪ
The case been made for a fresh approach to the news value system