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News Flash

News Flash

Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcast News

  • Author: Bonnie Anderson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787975656
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 270
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While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative or liberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows that the problem with television news isn't about the Left versus the Right--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices to ethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flash exposes how American broadcast conglomerates' pursuit of the almighty dollar consistently trumps the need for fair and objective reporting. Along the way to the bottomline, the proud tradition of American television journalism has given way to an entertainment-driven industry that's losing credibility and viewers by the day. As someone who has worked as both a broadcast reporter and a network executive, Anderson details how the networks have been co-opted by bottom-line thinking that places more value on a telegenic face than on substantive reporting. Network executives—the real power in broadcast journalism—are increasingly employing tactics and strategies from the entertainment industry. They "cast" reporters based on their ability to "project credibility," value youth over training and experience, and often greenlight coverage only if they can be assured that it will appeal to advertiser-friendly demographics.

The Arab Public Sphere in Israel

The Arab Public Sphere in Israel

Media Space and Cultural Resistance

  • Author: Amal Jamal
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253003938
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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In this pathbreaking study, Amal Jamal analyzes the consumption of media by Arab citizens of Israel as a type of communicative behavior and a form of political action. Drawing on extensive public opinion survey data, he describes perceptions and use of media ranging from Arabic Israeli newspapers to satellite television broadcasts from throughout the Middle East. By participating in this semi-autonomous Arab public sphere, the average Arab citizen can connect with a wider Arab world beyond the boundaries of the Israeli state. Jamal shows how media aid the community's ability to resist the state's domination, protect its Palestinian national identity, and promote its civic status.

American Democracy in Jeopardy

American Democracy in Jeopardy

A Nation of People Vulnerable to Being Told What to Think

  • Author: Frank Dalotto
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1449077587
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 116
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American Democracy in Jeopardy is about how rapid advances in technology, the internet, and the growth of Cable TV has drawn the attention of viewers looking for a quick and entertaining sound bite to reinforce their political beliefs. This book shows how a person's beliefs are formed and how their beliefs control their actions, and influence what they see, and what they want to hear. The book also demonstrates why people tune into political entertainers with strongly biased and emotionally charged content who serve to reinforce their biased beliefs. Our hope for a thriving American democracy and for the future lies with our children's educational system and the need to focus more on developing critical thinking skills and less on content and in teaching to tests.

That's the Way It Is

That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America

  • Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022625609X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies

  • Author: Howard Good
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 146163833X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 202
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Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors—some of the nation's leading journalism scholars—investigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.

News as Entertainment

News as Entertainment

The Rise of Global Infotainment

  • Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847875068
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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"Thussu brings to this project the passion for news of a socially committed former journalist, the political economy of his international relations education and a formidable assembly of global detail, examining the recent explosion of 'infotainment'." - John Downing, Southern Illinois University "Thussu's account of war as infotainment, the Bollywoodization of news and the emergence of a global infotainment sphere is as compelling as it is alarming. This is a significant and essential book for anyone interested in exploring the connections between news journalism, informed citizenship and democracy." - Bob Franklin, The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism. Chapters include a historical appraisal of infotainment; the infrastructure for its globalization as well as coverage of recent wars on television news as high-tech infotainment and the growing synergies between Hollywood and Bollywood-originated infotainment. A 'global infotainment sphere' is emerging, the book argues, within which competing versions of news - from 24/7 news networks to bloggers - coexist. Accessible, engagingly written and robustly argued, the book combines analyses of theoretical debates on infotainment with extensive and up-to-date comparative data.

Democracy and the News

Democracy and the News

  • Author: Herbert J. Gans
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195173277
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 168
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American democracy was founded on the belief that ultimate power rests in an informed citizenry. But that belief appears naive in an era when private corporations manipulate public policy and the individual citizen is dwarfed by agencies, special interest groups, and other organizations that have a firm grasp on real political and economic power. In Democracy and the News, one of America's most astute social critics explores the crucial link between a weakened news media and weakened democracy. Building on his 1979 classic media critique Deciding What's News, Herbert Gans shows how, with the advent of cable news networks, the internet, and a proliferation of other sources, the role of contemporary journalists has shrunk, as the audience for news moves away from major print and electronic media to smaller and smaller outlets. Gans argues that journalism also suffers from assembly-line modes of production, with the major product being publicity for the president and other top political officials, the very people citizens most distrust. In such an environment, investigative journalism--which could offer citizens the information they need to make intelligent critical choices on a range of difficult issues--cannot flourish. But Gans offers incisive suggestions about what the news media can do to recapture its role in American society and what political and economic changes might move us closer to a true citizen's democracy. Touching on questions of critical national importance, Democracy and the News sheds new light on the vital importance of a healthy news media for a healthy democracy.

Quill & Scroll

Quill & Scroll

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Journalism
  • Page: N.A
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Broadcasting and Cable

Broadcasting and Cable

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Broadcasting
  • Page: N.A
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RTNDA Communicator

RTNDA Communicator

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Broadcast journalism
  • Page: N.A
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Seen and heard

Seen and heard

the women of television news

  • Author: Nichola D. Gutgold
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780739120170
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
  • View: 7539
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This book chronicles the careers, communication styles, and lives of twelve prominent women in television broadcasting and discusses the obstacles and opportunities in the television broadcasting field as they relate to women. The importance of the role of television anchor seems insignificant when compared to the career milestones of women in more academic fields, yet the role of messenger_the person who delivers news_is one of the most visible and prestigious in America.

Broadcasting & Cable

Broadcasting & Cable

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Broadcasting
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News as entertainment

News as entertainment

the rise of global infotainment

  • Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780761968788
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 214
  • View: 2970
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Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.

Library Journal

Library Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Screening the Public Sphere

Screening the Public Sphere

Media and Democracy in India

  • Author: Saima Saeed
  • Publisher: Routledge India
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
  • View: 8428
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For centuries, democracy and development have steered the imagination of governments, citizens, intelligentsia and policymakers alike. Democracy without free media is a contradiction, while development without democracy is futile. Highlighting the power and significance of contemporary media, this book deconstructs news and news-making on Indian television. In exploring the concepts of 'sense-making' and 'meaning-generation', it examines how news and the dissemination of information and opinion influence the public sphere, participatory democracy, citizenship and civil society. Providing an original interpretation of the paradigmatic shifts in news content and newsroom practices, this book focuses on changing ownership patterns, increasing 'entertainmentalization' of news and the resultant 'developmental reportage deficit'. At the same time, it confronts the uneasy and critical consequences of commercialization and rising sensationalism in news media. Finally, it discusses the role of Public Service Broadcasting, journalistic ethics, objectivity, and the politics of language and ideology in the media today, pointing to the need for greater diversity of content on the one hand and an emphasis on public interest in media policy-making, on the other. Drawing upon comprehensive empirical data, the democracy–media–development relationship is demonstrated through critical analyses of the media's coverage of recent news events. This includes exhaustive content examination of news programmes on all major news channels of India, surveys with media experts and news professionals by way of questionnaires, and interviews with the audience to gauge the impact of media content on their understanding of social, political and economic issues. This volume will be especially useful to those in journalism, media and communication studies, as also to students of political science, sociology and economics.

Javnost

Javnost

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Communication and culture
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How to Watch TV News

How to Watch TV News

  • Author: Neil Postman,Steve Powers
  • Publisher: Paw Prints
  • ISBN: 9781442033047
  • Category:
  • Page: 178
  • View: 893
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A scathing and prescient look at television newsÂ-now updated for the new tech-savvy generation Television news : genuine information or entertainment fodder? Fifteen years ago, Neil Postman, a pioneer in media education and author of the bestselling Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Steve Powers, an award-winning broadcast journalist, concluded that anyone who relies exclusively on their television for accurate world news is making a big mistake. A cash cow laden with money from advertisers, so-called news shows glut viewers with celebrity coverage at the cost of things they really should know. Today, this message is still appallingly true but the problems have multipliedÂ- along with the power of the Internet and the abundance of cable channels. A must-read for anyone concerned with the way media is manipulating our worldview, this newly revised edition addresses the evolving technology and devolving quality of AmericaÂ's television news programming.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación

Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación

Calidad, rentabilidad y competencia

  • Author: Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
  • ISBN: 9788423426133
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5437
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Durante los últimos años han aumentado las voces que critican la evolución de los medios: proliferan las informaciones superficiales; los contenidos de entretenimiento se deterioran; la obsesión por mejorar la rentabilidad ocasiona que no pocos directivos estén más atentos a reducir costes que a mejorar la calidad; la bolsa acentúa el empeño de los empresarios por mejorar sus resultados a corto plazo; y los periodistas, guionistas y - en general - la parte creativa de las empresas pierde protagonismo frente a los gestores y directores financieros. En su investigación, Sánchez-Tabernero parte de las tres hipótesis: a) en las últimas dos décadas, el contenido de los medios se ha empobrecido, particularmente en el sector audiovisual; b) las demandas del público no constituyen la causa principal de esa tendencia; c) la vulgarización de los contenidos supone una apuesta empresarial de alto riesgo. En Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación, el autor expone que es posible incrementar la calidad de la oferta sin que esa decisión estratégica se oponga a la lógica del mercado y al interés de las compañías.