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Injecting immediacy into media logic: re(interpreting) the mediatizaton of politics on UK television newscasts 1991-2013

Cushion, Stephen 2014. Injecting immediacy into media logic: re(interpreting) the mediatizaton of politics on UK television newscasts 1991-2013. Javnost/The Public 21 (3) , pp. 39-54.

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Abstract

This study of UK evening newscasts (1991–2013) interprets the degree to which political news has become mediatised, drawing on the concept of journalistic interventionism to explore edited and live conventions. News examined generally offered little evidence of mediatisation. But when live news was isolated and interpreted over time the study found newscasts were injected with a logic of immediacy, adopting a level of interventionism apparent in instant and rolling news formats. To better understand the mediatisation of politics, future studies could experiment more by theorising different media logics and developing more format specific content indicators that reflect broader influences in journalism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: European Institute for Communication and Culture
ISSN: 1318-3222
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Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 11:26
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63993

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