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FROM NEWS TO INFOTAINMENT?
‘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.

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