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Crime and Local Television News: Dramatic, Breaking, and Live from the Scene

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This volume offers an analysis of crime coverage on local television, exploring the nature of local television news and the ongoing appeal of crime stories. Drawing on the perspectives of media studies, psychology, sociology, and criminology,

Synopsis:

This book brings together the theory and practice of local TV news, considering the coverage of crime, for students in journalism, mass comm, media and society, and other areas.

Table of Contents

About the authors — Contributors — Foreword / Deborah Potter — Preface — Part I : Introduction to local television news — Nature of local TV news ; Appeal of crime news ; Sociology of crime and local TV news ; Rise in local TV news popularity and significance ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part II : Theory and research on crime news — Crime news in the age of television ; Social construction of reality ; Psychological and social impact of crime and violence ; Cultural studies and meaning making ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part III : Crime news as ratings builders — Business of local TV news ; Week in the life of television news ; Implications of local TV news content ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part IV : Legal aspects of crime news coverage — Criminal law and civil law ; First Amendment and free expression ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part V : Ethics — Brief history of crime news ; Ethics in local TV news today ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part VI : Coverage of the courts, prisons, and capital punishment — Out of sight, out of mind ; Prison and media access ; Prison riots make news ; Mass media and the death penalty ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part VII : Case study : three Nebraska executions — Otey : the first Nebraska execution in 35 years ; Joubert : child killer put to death ; Williams : Nebraska learns its lesson ; Implications ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part VIII : Minorities and crime news — Portrayal of African Americans ; Race and local TV news ; Victims of crime ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part IX : Crime news and the elderly — Gerontology and an aging population ; Viewing habits of older Americans ; Television portrayal of older Americans ; Attitudes of broadcasters ; Television news and elderly people ; Fear of crime ; Older criminals ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions — Part X : Television and the future of local crime news — Local TV news and the future of crime coverage ; Changing reality through difficult choices ; Internet and digital access to crime news ; Local TV news ; Chapter summary ; Discussion questions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410606587
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable
Author:
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Author:
Michael L. Hilt
Author:
Lipschultz, Jeremy Harris
Author:
Hilt, Michael L.
Subject:
Crime and the press
Subject:
Television broadcasting of news
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Crime and the press -- United States.
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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