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Tuesday, 8 April 2008, 12:00AM

Whose Pictures? - Seminar

Professor Christopher Cook

The way in which the three major nightly television newscasts give a different visual look to the same story. Blending bought-in and pooled news footage and specially-shot footage, each broadcast will inevitably have its own ideological character. The 'stories' they tell and their messages are likely to be carried by images as much as words.

Part of the Visual Imagery in the Mass Media lecture series exploring the nature of imagery in the media and the strategies employed by broadcasters and journalists to restrict, and often simultaneously exploit, the multiple meanings of those images.

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Christopher Cook is a broadcaster and journalist. His work can be found in places such as the Guardian and the New Statesman, as well as on BBC radio. His current academic work includes positions at Syracuse University, London Centre and American University (London Programme).

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