9780415319492

News

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415319492

  • ISBN10:

    0415319498

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-12-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Is news primarily for information or entertainment? Can reporting ever be "objective?" What are the conflicting interests at work behind choosing what gets covered in the news, and how? Addressing these issues with examples 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 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. Written in a clear and lively style, News is the ideal introductory book for students of media, communication, and journalism. Topics covered include: * Introduction to the concept of news * the growth and development of news * technology, concentration and competition * balancing freedom and responsibility * regulatory control of the news * making the news.

Author Biography

Jackie Harrison is Professor of Public Communication in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface x
Acknowledgements xii
1 Introduction 1(16)
The concept of news: assumptions and analysis
1(13)
Structure of the book
14(3)
2 Views about news: common sense, practitioner and academic 17(24)
Introduction
17(1)
Common-sense views about news
18(2)
Practitioners' views about news
20(3)
Academic views about news
23(15)
Conclusion
38(3)
3 From ballads to broadcasting: the historical growth and development of news 41(28)
Introduction
41(1)
Printing news
41(4)
Printing, reporting the news and the constraints of space and time
45(8)
The expansion of newspapers
53(2)
News, entertainment and the commercialization of the press
55(2)
The development of professional practices in print news reporting
57(4)
The development of broadcast news
61(7)
Conclusion
68(1)
4 The modern news ecology: technology, regulation, concentration and competition 69(30)
Introduction
69(3)
The news and recent technological change
72(9)
News and the current regulatory environment
81(4)
News and the concentration of ownership
85(6)
Competition and the internationalization of news
91(5)
Conclusion
96(3)
5 News and society 99(28)
Introduction
99(3)
Freedom of expression
102(2)
News and the exercise of responsibility
104(4)
News and the public sphere
108(7)
UK regulation of the news
115(6)
UK statutory requirements for impartiality in broadcast news reporting
121(4)
Conclusion
125(2)
6 News practice 127(28)
Introduction
127(2)
Reporting news: a balance of forces
129(23)
Conclusion
152(3)
7 News: character and audience 155(30)
Introduction
155(1)
Changing patterns of news consumption
156(8)
The news organization and its audiences
164(7)
Concerns about news standards
171(11)
Conclusion
182(3)
8 Possibilities and problems: trends in the future of news 185(24)
Introduction
185(5)
Future trends in news
190(19)
Appendix 1 Key events relating to the Hutton Inquiry and Report 209(8)
Appendix 2 A map of the multi-channel TV landscape 217(2)
Appendix 3 Concentration of the ITV sector 219(2)
Appendix 4 Concentration of the national press 221(2)
Appendix 5 Timeline of the Communications Act 2003 223(2)
Appendix 6 TV news programmes 225(2)
Notes 227(26)
Bibliography 253(24)
Index 277

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