9780415140614

Worlds in Common?: Television Discourses in a Changing Europe

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    9780415140614

  • ISBN10:

    0415140617

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1999-03-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book explores how emerging forms of communication have engendered new television genres and discourses, such as 24-hour news broadcasting, 'culture' channels and talk shows.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction 1(1)
Context
1(5)
Rationale
6(7)
Methodology
13(5)
History
18(5)
PART I The semiotics of time in the third age of broadcasting 23(42)
Regularity and change in 24-hour news
27(12)
Television and temporal order
28(1)
Flow
29(2)
The flow of news discourse
31(3)
Modularity and meaning on Sky News and n.tv
34(2)
Form and content
36(2)
Assessment
38(1)
Timeliness: textual form and the beef crisis story
39(11)
Where's the beef? - the story according to Sky
39(3)
The story according to n.tv
42(1)
Capturing the moment: British and German histories compared
43(7)
Liveness as synchronicity and liveness as aesthetic
50(15)
Synchronicity
50(3)
Television and history
53(2)
Aesthetics
55(10)
PART II The semiotics of space in the third age of broadcasting 65(52)
Constructing Europe
69(18)
Satellite television and the new cultural geography
69(1)
The European TV experience
70(2)
The European public sphere
72(1)
European culture and identities
73(2)
European culture and community: a case study
75(12)
Narrowcasting
87(16)
TV's local audiences
88(2)
The new local television
90(13)
Spatial relations and sociability
103(14)
Television's spatial relations in the era of satellite and cable channels
105(12)
PART III Trash and quality 117(51)
Bad television?
121(22)
Bad television: the problem of judgement
122(2)
Schedule and genre - characterising the new talk shows
124(19)
European high culture - arts discourse in the new regime
143(25)
ARTE about ARTE
146(2)
ARTE scheduling
148(18)
In conclusion
166(2)
Worlds in common? Conclusions 168(8)
Industry, texts and experience
168(3)
Novelty and familiarity
171(2)
Television in a changing Europe
173(3)
Notes 176(6)
References 182(7)
Index 189

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