New Directions, New Challenges
Edited By Stephen Cushion and Richard Sambrook
Chapter 10: Revisiting the Three Phases of 24-Hour News Television in the Age of Social Media
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Revisiting the Three Phases of 24-Hour News Television in the Age of Social Media
On the 30th anniversary of the launch of CNN—the first dedicated news channel, which began broadcasting in 1980—I examined how 24-hour news television had evolved over three decades. In brief, it was suggested the rolling news genre and the way it had been studied by scholars could be interpreted within three overlapping phases (Cushion, 2010).
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