Written by two practitioner-academics (who between them have more than fifty years of news industry experience), News Values analyses the shape of the news industry - a world of rolling news and multimedia platforms, and a world where broadcast news is increasingly considered another element of show business.
Detailed chapters include critiques of existing theories, close study of the newspaper, radio, television and internet news channels, plus informative chapters on the many factors that shape the news we read, watch and hear including the role of the citizen journalist, user-generated content, spin doctors, and the new wave of press barons. Further chapters provide detailed analysis of the way in which the same story is treated across different media channels, and how journalists and editors work to keep breathing new life into rolling news stories.
Introduction So what is wrong with Galtung and Ruge's News Value system? Analysing News Values The key analysis of Galtung and Ruge's Structuring and Selecting News How To Study News Values What factors govern the new system? National Daily Newspapers Agenda setters - or mirrors on society? National Television News The problem child of the news family Sunday Newspapers Where news and reflection start to merge Rolling News The emergence of rolling news brings with it fresh challenges to the journalist and editor Radio Broadcast News Facing a set of challenges and pressures as the digital age embeds itself in modern culture Smaller Markets and Niches Beyond the obvious - special cases for the news industry Regional and Local Television News Where commerce and community meet - and sometimes collide The Rise and Rise of Citizen Journalist How user-generated content is shaping the agenda, or not. Corruption of Values Truths, half truths, lies, censorship, coercion and spin Same story, different media, different treatments What can the Litvinenko story tell us about the changing media landscape? And finally... The case been made for a fresh approach to the news value system