News on the Roll - Seminar

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The UK's two principal rolling news channels are Sky News and BBC News 24. They place a premium on reporting 'breaking news' but little news really breaks in any twenty-four hours, which encourages this kind of newscasting to 'create' the impression of 'breaking news'. How is this done?

Followed by seminar at 5.15pm: New(s) Futures

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. The other lectures are:
Whose News?
Whose Pictures?

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This event was on Wed, 07 May 2008


Professor Christopher Cook

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...

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