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Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news

Jeffreys, Branwen (2016) Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (01 Nov 2016). Website.

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Is news too negative and narrowly focused? Would it be healthier for us to simply shut it out and concentrate on our real lives? Should journalists try harder to accentuate the positive? Branwen Jeffreys argues that journalism must change and be more constructive but it has to stay critical and that hard news is vital to a healthy society. Jeffreys is the BBC’s Education Editor, but this article was written in a personal capacity for a panel debate as part of the Wellcome/Hubbub project. You can listen to the audio of that event here

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 15:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:42

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