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Encyclopedia of Television News

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A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals ...

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Overview

A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.

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Some 300 entries describe the people, companies, organizations, programs, events, and issues associated with television news. Murray (communication, U. of Missouri, St. Louis) has assembled over 100 contributing authors with various academic and broadcasting backgrounds. Entries are current as of December 1997 and conclude with suggestions for further reading. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573561082
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/3/1998
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL D. MURRAY is professor and chairman of the Department of Communication, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Table of Contents

Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Entries

Index

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