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What Is News? Galtung and Ruge revisited

Harcup, Tony and O'Neill, Deirdre (2001) What Is News? Galtung and Ruge revisited. Journalism Studies, 2 (2). pp. 261-280. ISSN 1461-670X

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This study aims to shed light on the news selection process by examining the news values currently operational in British newspapers. The study takes as its starting point Galtung and Ruge's widely cited taxonomy of news values established in their 1965 study and puts these criteria to the test in an empirical analysis of news published in three national daily UK newspapers. A review of Galtung and Ruge's original study as well as a wider review of related literature is provided. The findings of the news content analysis are used to evaluate critically Galtung and Ruge's original criteria and to propose a contemporary set of news values.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 16:37
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 19:47


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