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Australian TV News
New Forms, Functions, and Futures
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ISBN 9781841507170
Hardback 212 pages
Published June 2013
Imprint: Intellect
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Australian TV News explores the important role of entertainment in Australian television news over the past decade. Through the use of textual analysis, industry interviews, and audience research, it argues that “infotainment” and satire are increasingly becoming significant methods of informing audiences about serious news issues. The work examines the changing relationships between television news, politics, and everyday people, finding that these often humorous programs are used by audiences as sources of political information and fact, and this book challenges traditional assumptions about what form TV news should take and what functions it ought to serve.

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'Melds content analysis, interviews with industry figures, and audience research to seek out a full picture of what is being aired on satirical and other "infotainment" programs' – Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Chris Sterling

'Stephen Harrington has written a thought provoking book which should be standard reading for all journalism students as well as those interested in how news is delivered in this rapidly evolving technological age.' – M/C Reviews, Mike Clarke

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