Bad News (Routledge Revivals)

Bad News (Routledge Revivals)

by Peter Beharrell, Howard Davis, John Eldridge, John Hewitt
     
 

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It is a commonly held belief that television news in Britain, on whatever channel, is more objective, more trustworthy, more neutral than press reporting. The illusion is exploded in this controversial study by the Glasgow University Media Group, originally published in 1976.


The authors undertook an exhaustive monitoring of all television broadcasts over

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Overview

It is a commonly held belief that television news in Britain, on whatever channel, is more objective, more trustworthy, more neutral than press reporting. The illusion is exploded in this controversial study by the Glasgow University Media Group, originally published in 1976.


The authors undertook an exhaustive monitoring of all television broadcasts over 6 months, from January to June 1975, with particular focus upon industrial news broadcasts, the TUC, strikes and industrial action, business and economic affairs.


Their analysis showed how television news favours certain individuals by giving them more time and status. But their findings did not merely deny the neutrality of the news, they gave a new insight into the picture of industrial society that TV news constructs.

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‘The book deserves close study and establishes the fact that a value-free, "neutral" and exhaustively informative news is a myth’ - Times Educational Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135229757
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Routledge Revivals
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
3 MB

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