Minority groups in the news: Representation and the use of file tape

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    Abstract

    Library file footage plays a fundamentally important role in fashioning television news stories. File footage not only provides a repertoire of recyclable images that can be used for Visual wall-papering' of otherwise boring stories but also plays a major role in determining what stories are told and how they are framed. This paper outlines the role of such footage in television news construction and discusses the implications of its use for the representation of minority groups. Critical attention to the selection and use of file-tape is a powerful way of deconstructing the ideological framework of news stories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-83
    Number of pages9
    JournalMedia Information Australia
    Volume72
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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