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A foretaste of TV’s future

Australian TV News [cover]

Volume 20, Issue 2

November, 2014

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Manning, P. (2014). A foretaste of TV’s future. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(2): 255-257. Review of Australian Television News: New forms, functions, and futures, by Stephen Harrington, Bristol & Chicago: Intellect Press, 2013. 195pp, ISBN 9781841507170
Author(s): Peter Manning
Reviewed book by Stephen Harrington
Publication date: 
November, 2014

This is a deliberately provocative book designed to address what the author sees as the main tropes of journalism studies and to redefine TV news journalism in a new digital age. It is built on three Australian programme case studies – the Network Seven morning show Sunrise, the Network Ten late evening conversational The Panel and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s comedic The Chaser’s War on Everything.