The Future of 24-Hour News

The Future of 24-Hour News : New Directions, New Challenges

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Over the last 30 years 24-hour television news channels have reshaped the practice and culture of journalism. But the arrival of new content and social media platforms over recent years has challenged their power and authority, with fast-changing technologies accelerating the speed of news delivery and reshaping audience behaviour. Following on from The Rise of 24-Hour News Television: Global Perspectives (Cushion and Lewis, 2010), this volume explores new challenges and pressures facing television news channels, and considers the future of 24-hour news. Featuring a wide range of industry and academic perspectives, including the heads of some of the major international news channels (BBC Global News, Al Jazeera and Sky News, among others) as well as leading academics from around the world, contributors reflect on how well rolling television news is reinventing itself for digital platforms and the rapidly changing expectations of audiences. Overall, the 24 chapters in this volume deliver fresh insights into how 24-hour news channels have redefined rolling news journalism - or potentially could do - in order to remain relevant and effective in supplying continuous news for 21st-century audiences.show more

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  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 150 x 225 x 20mm | 500g
  • Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1433130467
  • 9781433130465
  • 1,074,344

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"The future of news is vital to our society, and this is a rewarding and exhilarating journey through contemporary television journalism and its digital challenges. I enjoyed the range of views and the provocations alongside the facts, and this book will leave you vastly better informed about a debate that matters." (Roger Mosey, Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge and Former Head of BBC Television News) "Cushion and Sambrook have assembled a terrific and timely set of contributions about the phenomenon of 24-hour news. The thematic, global breadth of the book is remarkable. The impressive list of authors includes leading journalists, editors and scholars from around the world. Collectively, the chapters offer a sweeping yet nuanced view of the origins of 24-hour news and current trends that have unsettled the old order. Anyone interested in contemporary news industries and journalistic practices should keep a copy of this book handy." (Silvio R. Waisbord, Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University) "An outstanding collection of essays on a much neglected area of journalism, which combines some of the most experienced practitioners in international television with some of the most eminent scholars. Highly readable, very informative and superbly organized, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in global media, journalism or politics." (Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster) "While 24-hour TV news channels have been a fixture for decades, the rise of networked, digital technologies raises questions over whether they are in their twilight years or facing a new dawn. This edited volume brings together an impressive breadth of academic and professional perspectives to offer international insights on the purpose, prospects and possibilities for 24-hour news in an age of real-time social media. It's a must-read for anyone looking to understand the future direction of rolling news." (Alfred Hermida, Director and Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of British Columbia)show more

About Dr. Stephen Cushion

Stephen Cushion (PhD, Cardiff University) is Reader at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is the author of News and Politics: The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism (2015), The Democratic Value of News: Why Public Service Media Matter (2012) and Television Journalism (2012). Richard Sambrook (MSc, Birkbeck, London) is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is a former Director of Global News at the BBC, where he worked as a journalist for 30 years as a producer, editor and manager.show more

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction: The Future of 24-Hour News: New Directions, New Challenges - Stephen Cushion/Richard Sambrook: Part I. Industry Challenges and Pressures: International Perspectives: Setting the Scene and Provoking Debate - Richard Sambrook/Sean McGuire: Have 24-Hour TV News Channels Had Their Day? - The View from the Control Room: Executives and Editors on the Future of 24-Hour Television News - The View from the United States: Three Forces Shaping the Future of Video News - David L. Westin: The View from Europe: "All Views" First - Michael Peters: The View from Russia: "Your News Channel" Is Here to Stay - Margarita Simonyan: The View from Australia: How Will We Be Heard? - Mark Scott: The View from the UK: Sky News - John Ryley: The View from the UK: The BBC - Channel Wars, Streaming Wars - Peter Horrocks: The View from the Middle East: Al Jazeera - Ibrahim Helal: View of the News Agencies: The Struggle for Renewal and Renaissance - David Schlesinger: Part II. Understanding the Past, Present and Future of 24-hour News: Changing Conventions and Journalism Practices - Revisiting the Three Phases of 24-Hour News Television in the Age of Social Media - Stephen Cushion: Televisual Newspapers? When 24/7 Television News Channels Join Newspapers as "Old Media" - Michael Bromley: 24-Hour News Channels around the Globe: Continuity or Change? - Mugdha Rai/Simon Cottle: The Political Economy and Journalisms of 24-Hour News Culture - Financial Challenges of 24-Hour News Channels - Robert G. Picard: Quick Quick Slow: From Fast News to Slow News - Justin Lewis: Journalism in the Age of the "Interface" - Ingrid Volkmer: Networked Reporting on Al Jazeera English: Context, Challenges and Comparative Advantages - Tine Ustad Figenschou: Twitter and the Rolling-News Agenda in Sports News - Alan Tomlinson: Producing News in the Moment: Video Journalism in an Increasingly Converged 24/7 Media Environment - Mary Angela Bock: National Contexts and Journalistic Challenges - The International Newsgathering Challenge for Public Service Australian and Canadian 24/7 TV Channels - Colleen Murrell: Anti-Social Media: Watching, Hearing and Talking about Politics in US Cable News Channels - Jesse Holcomb: The Evolving Format of US Cable News and the Proliferation of Opinion - Alison Dagnes: 24-Hour News in Australia: Public Service and Private Interests - Brian McNair: Where Infotainment Rules: TV News from India - Yunya Song/ Tsan-kuo Chang Yin Lu: Daya Kishan Thussu: CCTV 24-Hour Chinese-Language News: From Offline to Online.show more