‘Infotainment’ •Many understand that ‘high modern’ news once insisted on a clear line between journalism and entertainment•From the multichannel era on, news has become postmodern– mixing information and entertainment/marketing, concerned with style and story, and driven by ratings•Stylistic aspects include a faster, visual reporting style, increased computer graphics, more on-site reporting, preoccupation with personality or ‘brand’ of news(See Jason Mittell. “Televised Journalism: News for Public and Private Interests”. Television and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)Anderson Cooper - CNN
Insiders and Pundits•‘Expertise’ is the defining characteristic of who speaks about politics on television•When this ‘expert’ betrays an obvious political bias they are labelled a pundit – eg Andrew Bolt (Sky), Tucker Carlson (Fox)•See - Jones, Jeffrey P. “From Insiders to Outsiders: The Advent of New Political Television”. Television: A Critical View, 7th Edition. Ed.