Ending the Affair: The Decline of Television Current Affairs in Australia

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UNSW Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 173 pages
Examines the state of current affairs television in Australia today by pondering its future, while drawing lessons from the past. The book questions the social and political value of what we now think of as current affairs journalism. Underpinning this approach is the conviction that TV current affairs serves functions which are important to a civilized democracy.


the case of This Day Tonight
the trade between news
bias balance and budgets
Seven Why does current affairs television matter?

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