The ownership and funding of media organisations inevitably affects what news we receive everyday. But is public or private ownership better? Looking at how news is constructed in different contexts under public and commercial models, this book uses global comparative examples to give a topical insight into the world of broadcasting today.
STEPHEN CUSHION is a Lecturer in Journalism at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK.
INTRODUCTION.- CHAPTER ONE: The Philosophy and Economics of Different Broadcast Models: How do Funding Models and Regulatory Frameworks Shape the Democratic Value of News?.- CHAPTER TWO: Journalism Cultures and Public Service Ethics: Evaluating the Democratic Value of News.- CHAPTER THREE: Reflecting a 'Window on the World'? Reporting Local, National and International News.- CHAPTER FOUR: Making sense of elections: the journalistic conventions and practices of campaign reporting .- CHAPTER FIVE: Between Patriotism and Independence: The Politics of Reporting Wars and Conflicts.- CHAPTER SIX: Adapting to the 24.- 7 Environment of Journalism: The Evolution and Development of Rolling News Channels .- CHAPTER SEVEN: Protecting the Democratic Value of News: Why Public Service Media Matter.- BIBLOGRAPHY.