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Broadcast Journalism, 5th Edition by Andrew Boyd

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Foreword

More than 60 years have passed since broadcast news began to take over from the press as the prime source of up-to-date information about current events in the world at large. The turning point was almost certainly the European crisis which culminated in the Munich agreement of September 1938. Then war seemed inevitable and radio, for the first time, showed that it could deliver news to an anxious audience faster and with more immediacy than the best-run newspapers. The Second World War confirmed the trend, not just in Britain itself, where the nation gathered each night round its wireless sets to listen to the Nine O’Clock News for an authoritative account of the swaying fortunes of war, but more widely through the BBC’s European ...

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