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The democratic value of news, why public service media matter, Stephen Cushion - hbk

In information-rich democracies there remains widespread concern about the "quality" of news and how it can be evaluated to deliver informed citizenship. This book compares the democratic value of news produced by public and market-driven media, asking whether citizens should continue to subsidize public service media in an already crowded commercial landscape of news
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- The philosophy and economics of different broadcast models: how do funding models and regulatory frameworks shape the democratic value of news? -- Journalism cultures and public service ethics: evaluating the democratic value of news -- Reflecting a "window on the world"? Reporting local, national and international news -- Making sense of elections: the journalistic conventions and practices of campaign reporting -- Between patriotism and independence: the politics of reporting wars and conflicts -- Adapting to the 24/7 environment of journalism: the evolution and development of rolling news channels -- Protecting the democratic value of news: why public service media matter
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xii, 243 p. ;, 24 cm

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