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Television News, 4th Edition by Ray Alexander, Ivor Yorke

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Constructing a news programme

Style and fashion change in television news just as much as they do in any other walk of life. The news programme today bears little resemblance to the programme of only ten years ago. Content and emphasis change. Today, that means more news about the reasons for crime rather than stories about crimes; more news about how children and adults learn than just stories about education in general; more about the environment and information technology and what they mean for the future; more analysis about the consumption of some nations and the poverty of others. News has always been tied up in the process of change. Old orders fall and, with that, new uncertainties arise. Television is therefore put together by people ...

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