The Future of News: Television, Newspapers, Wire Services, Newsmagazines / Edition 1

The Future of News: Television, Newspapers, Wire Services, Newsmagazines / Edition 1

by Philip S. Cook, Douglas Gomery, Lawrence W. Lichty
     
 

ISBN-10: 094387534X

ISBN-13: 9780943875347

Pub. Date: 04/28/1992

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Will shrinking budgets and growing competition force network television news to compromise program quality? Can big-city newspapers improve circulation in the audiences advertisers want to reach? Will the wire services diversify into other areas of communications technology? What changes lie ahead for nation newsmagazines? In The Future of News, top media

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Will shrinking budgets and growing competition force network television news to compromise program quality? Can big-city newspapers improve circulation in the audiences advertisers want to reach? Will the wire services diversify into other areas of communications technology? What changes lie ahead for nation newsmagazines? In The Future of News, top media experts offer a probing analysis of the news business today and its place in American culture tomorrow.

Charting the past decade's media trends, the authors show how an increasing segment of the population is rejecting broadly targeted media "packages" in favor of more focused, specialized information. Television network news producers, for example, face a growing viewer preference for cable news services, attention-grabbing local news programs, and lurid "infotainment" shows often broadcast by the networks own affiliates. At the same time, urban newspapers and national newsmagazines are losing readers—and revenues—despite increased news and feature coverage and frequent graphic "makeovers." And with the advent of new, competing technologies, the nation's wire services also face an uncertain future. Analyzing these and other trends, The Future of News offers a thoughtful and provocative preview of the media's role in the coming century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943875347
Publisher:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Tables
Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
ITelevision
1More Is Less3
Commentary34
Commentary37
2Blurring Distinctions: Network and Local News45
3Super Tuesday and the Future of Local News53
4Learning from Television News69
5Talk-Show Journalism73
IINewspapers
6The State of the Industry85
Commentary104
7Unbundling the Daily Newspaper111
8News Workers and Newsmakers121
9From the Heartland127
10The Daily Newsweekly137
IIIWire Services
11The Associated Press and United Press International145
Commentary167
Commentary171
12The Supplemental News Services177
IVNewsmagazines
13Remaking Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report191
Commentary206
Commentary209
14Foreign News: How Newsweek Has Changed213
VPerformance
15How News Media Cover Disasters: The Case of Yellowstone223
Epilogue241
Background Books246
About the Authors255
Index261

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