Videotex Journalism: Teletext Viewdata and the News

Videotex Journalism: Teletext Viewdata and the News

by David H. Weaver

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Originally published in 1983. Videotex technology (the capacity to deliver computer-stored textual information and graphics electronically to the home television screen) was becoming widespread in the 1980s. This book looks at how this affected journalists and other news media and how the flow of news existed in society at the time.

Based on observations and interviews with journalists, the book addresses technological, political and economic questions as well as provides a concise description of teletext and viewdata systems in various countries. The findings presented offer a fascinating view of the opinions and actions of journalists working in the 1980s, not only on teletext systems. For example questionnaire results are presented on how journalists saw the role of their job and what actions they felt appropriate, such as hidden cameras and phone taps. These issues of greater visibility in the 21st Century, make this a fascinating look at the history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317403210
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Journalism
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 158
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David H. Weaver was, until 2012, Roy W. Howard Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication Research in the School of Journalism at Indiana University's Bloomington campus, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Videotex, Teletext, and Viewdata: A Brief Introduction 2. Teletext and Viewdata: A Closer Look 3. The Present Study 4. Findings: Journalists and Their Work 5. Findings: The Flow of News and Information 6. Findings: Videotex and Other Media 7. Conclusions. Appendices

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