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What will the coronavirus pandemic mean for the business of news?

Rasmus Nielsen Advertising revenues are taking a massive blow. Some local publishers say they are down by 50%, some national titles by 30%. Online advertising revenues are further challenged by advertisers blacklisting coronavirus-related stories and by some platforms at least temporarily demonetizing coronavirus-related content ======================================================================= “A lot of news media ...

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Media Diversity and Digital Age: “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME”

Prof. Subhash Dhuliya ============================================================================================== Democracies thrive on well-informed public opinion which demands free media and free flow of information. The digital age was expected to facilitate information empowerment of masses but the opposite has occurred. The initial phase of digital revolution provided diverse sources of news and information and an ...

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Is ‘Watchdog’ Journalism a Western Mythology?

By Kalinga Seneviratne In January 2003, French Communications Professor Ignacio Ramonet told an audience of over 5,000 young people, mainly from Latin America, attending the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in Brazil that Corporations now own and produce not only traditional media, but everything which we call culture and ...

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Modes of Documentary Film

MODES OF DOCUMENTARIES What is a documentary? Webster’s dictionary defines documentary as “consisting of documents: written down.” Wikipedia defines a documentary as “a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspects of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.” It also opens into the history ...

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Where Does News Come From?


An idea is an angle about a subject that you believe will interest the readers of your newspaper. Without new ideas the editorial pages would be pretty dull. But where do ideas come from? And how do you find them? When you are lucky, an idea can sometimes find you. ...

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Sport Reporting: Accurate Description is Vital

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Vijay Lokapally | Sport is about celebration and reporting human endeavour and achievement, the failures and is appointments too, with absolute understanding. A reporter must bear in mind the hard work put in by sports persons. When judging his/her performance, the reporter must highlight the effort of the sport persons ...

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10 tips for reporting conflict and abuse


What to avoid when reporting conflict and abuse? Reporting conflict and abuse is complex. Often the facts are not revealed in a way that offers the level of understanding the situation demands. The journalist needs to be sensitive, have an understanding of history, be aware of cultural issues, and put ...

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Rethinking international TV flows research in the age of Netflix


Ramon Lobato (RMIT University)   ramon.lobato@rmit.edu.au   Forthcoming in Television and New Media   April 2017   ABSTRACT This article considers how established methodologies for researching television distribution can be adapted for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services. Specifically, I identify a number of critical questions – some old, some new – ...

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Prof. Devesh Kishore Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of journalism, Bhopal, Research Department, Emeritus “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein LEARNING OBJECTIVES After having studied this chapter you should be able to : Define research and explain its ...

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