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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
de Bruin, Marjan
Author Affiliation, Ana.
CARIMAC
Title, Analytic
Pressions dans la salle redaction
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Le journaliste face Ó son Metier: Le journalisme dans la Cara´be
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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[La Ruche]
Date of Publication
2002
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59-80
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Abstract
An edited compilation of discussions among Caribbean journalists on the pressures in a liberalised newsroom environment. Since CNN has become the template for television journalism throughout the Caribbean region, television journalists and news presenters strive to imitate their North American counterparts, including using cross-talk intended to 'spice up' the news 'show'. One result has been a distinct shift away from reporting news of intrinsic value where no actualities are available, to reporting unimportant material for which there is available video footage. Motor accidents, fires, road blocks and floods displace items such as the replacement of the British Privy Council as the region's court of last resort by a proposed Caribbean Court of Justice. Environmental reporting follows the same tendency, focussing on dramatic and disastrous events such as spectacular landslides and extensive storm damage. Most Caribbean news media now focus purely on events rather than process.....
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