Towards tabloidization? Glasgow revisited, 1975–2001

Winston, Brian (2002) Towards tabloidization? Glasgow revisited, 1975–2001. Journalism Studies, 3 (1). pp. 5-20. ISSN 1469-9699

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ABSTRACT In 1975, to contextualize its study of the reporting of trade union affairs on UK television news,
the Glasgow Media Group analysed the content and presentational techniques of the bulletins transmitted
on the three then-available national terrestrial channels.1 In 2001 the news output of the � ve major channels
was sampled to provide a snapshot of contemporary coverage for a preliminary analysis of the signi� cant
differences between today’s bulletins and those of a quarter of a century ago. UK television news in 2001
reveals that, although bulletin items exhibit the “quality” press characteristic of having generally become
longer, some tendencies towards “tabloidization” can be noted. However, the essentials of presentation
remain basically the same as they were in 1975

Keywords:Television news, Content analysis, Tabloidization, Glasgow Media Group, broadcasting, communication, digital platforms, documentary, free expression, free speech, human rights, journalism, media ethics, media history, media technology, press
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:636
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007

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