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Forty Years of BBC Radio News

From the Swinging Sixties to the Turbulent Noughties

by Anya Luscombe (Author)
Thesis 223 Pages

Summary

In this case study of BBC Radio News, that shows how radio journalism has changed since the 1960s, the author paints a picture of the changing nature of the profession and the style of writing. She draws on interviews with practitioners, BBC official documents, style guides and output. Whilst the BBC Radio newsroom itself has changed a great deal between 1966 and 2008, the main aim of informing the public about what has happened has stayed the same. Many of the news writers are concerned about increased workloads and competition from 24-hour news outlets and its impact on the accuracy (of content and language) of BBC radio bulletins. The BBC News Style Guide charts the changes in the language since the 1960s.

Details

Pages
223
ISBN (PDF)
9783653027211
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631627594
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (May)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 223 pp., 7 b/w fig., 8 tables, 6 graphs

Biographical notes

Anya Luscombe (Author)

Anya Luscombe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Academic Core department of University College Roosevelt, an international honours college of Utrecht University. She teaches English, Journalism, Media Literacy and Rhetoric and conducts research into radio and journalism. She is a former BBC radio journalist.

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