The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air / Edition 1

The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air / Edition 1

by Paul Drew, John Heritage, Steven Clayman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521011914

ISBN-13: 9780521011914

Pub. Date: 08/26/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The news interview has become a major vehicle for presenting broadcast news and political commentary. This book examines the place of the news interview in Anglo-American broadcasting as well as its historical development in the United States and Britain. It discusses the fundamental norms and conventions that shape conduct in the modern interview, including the

Overview

The news interview has become a major vehicle for presenting broadcast news and political commentary. This book examines the place of the news interview in Anglo-American broadcasting as well as its historical development in the United States and Britain. It discusses the fundamental norms and conventions that shape conduct in the modern interview, including the linguistic and interactional practices of journalists. Through analyses of well-known interviews, the book explores the relationship between journalists and public figures, and reveals the tensions lying beneath the surface of the nightly news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521011914
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Series:
Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics Series , #16
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The news interview in context; 3. Framing the news interview; 4. Taking turns and 'doing' news interview talk; 5. Defensible questioning; 6. Designing questions; 7. Answers and evasions; 8. The panel interview; 9. Conclusion: the future of the news interview.

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