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More news for less: How the professional values of 24/7 journalism reshaped Norway's TV2 newsroom

Konow-Lund, Maria 2012. More news for less: How the professional values of 24/7 journalism reshaped Norway's TV2 newsroom. Journalism Practice 6 (2) , pp. 201-216. 10.1080/17512786.2011.633791

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Abstract

Using an ethnographic case study of the Newschannel at TV2 Norway, this article reveals ways in which the assembly-line mentality required by 24/7 news production nevertheless encourages reporters to negotiate a certain autonomy over their work and the routines required to produce it. By reorganizing its staff's use of time, space, and resources, TV2 was able to generate roughly 18 hours of “live” news coverage a day during the article's research period from 2007 to 2009. This production process is framed in terms of Schlesinger's “reactive” mode, here qualified as “reactive-active”, because it allows for the possibility of broadcasting live and gathering news at the same time. The article also revisits the concept of “professionalism” with regard to a traditional broadcaster's implementation of a 24/7 news channel within its existing newsroom. As a result of this process, more news—and more content concerning that news—is produced more efficiently while the tenets of traditional journalism remain operative.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1751-2786
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 November 2018
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 20:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/107977

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