Recent polls show that the majority of people in this country still use television as their main source of news. Yet audiences for TV News continue to fall. These falling ratings, increased choice from digital, satellite and cable services and the current debates over the Communications Bill are making broadcasters increasingly anxious over the future of TV News.
This Teaching Guide takes you through areas such as news values, news presentation, regulation and ownership in an easily accessible way. Each topic area is tied into Media Studies concepts, with a range of ideas on how to teach them. Detailed case studies on Tonight with Trevor McDonald and Panorama are also included.
With simulation exercises like `How to make TV News a turn-on rather than a turn-off', you will find a wealth of ideas on how to make a potentially rather dull topic into a stimulating one that your students will enjoy.
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|Original publication date||2003|
|Number of pages||99|