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A rolling news gathers no mass

Beckett, Charlie (2007) A rolling news gathers no mass. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (05 Nov 2007). Website.

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It is a decade since I was part of the vast launch team for BBC News 24 and thankfully it has got a lot better since then. We spent six months idealistically planning for an all-singing all-dancing news channel that would embrace every inch of the globe and every subject under the sun. The result was editorial chaos. We soon learnt that what news channels do best is deliver simple, straight, live news as it happens – again and again, around the clock. Now News 24 is as good as Sky or CNN. But questions remain about the viability of rolling news in face of tiny audiences and competition from online news.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2007 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 12:00
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:17

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