The impact of new communication technologies on television news

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    Abstract

    This paper addresses the impact of new communication technologies on the production and distribution of international television news. It argues that the history of journalism has involved ongoing change to the genres of journalism and to the communities and forms of knowledge they have generated, largely in response to technological development. Hence an examination of the impact of
    the telegraph on journalism in the nineteenth century can provide a useful context for discussion of contemporary issues. Turning to contemporary issues, the paper examines evidence suggesting that recent technological developments have led to an increasing domination of world news by a few global news suppliers such as CNN, Reuters and AP Television. It also acknowledges counter evidence suggesting that these technologies can be used successfully to correct traditional imbalance in news flow by facilitating regional news exchanges and lowering the cost of satellite-based news gathering. The paper will also address issues of accuracy and interpretation which arise from the global trade in news images and their electronic manipulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAsian communications: The next 25 years
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Anniversary AMIC Conference
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherAsian Media Information and Communication Centre
    Pages1-36
    Number of pages36
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventAsian Communications: the Next Twenty-five Years (AMIC 1996) Asian Media Information and Communication - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 1 Jun 19963 Jun 1996

    Conference

    ConferenceAsian Communications: the Next Twenty-five Years (AMIC 1996) Asian Media Information and Communication
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period1/06/963/06/96

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    PUTNIS, P. (1996). The impact of new communication technologies on television news. In Asian communications: The next 25 years: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary AMIC Conference (pp. 1-36). Asian Media Information and Communication Centre.