The Resource Electronic magazines : soft news programs on network television, William C. Spragens

Electronic magazines : soft news programs on network television, William C. Spragens

Label
Electronic magazines : soft news programs on network television
Title
Electronic magazines
Title remainder
soft news programs on network television
Statement of responsibility
William C. Spragens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study examines the phenomenon of the "electronic magazine" and shows how the soft news programs affect the public's view of American politics and culture. Maintaining the distinction between the syndicated, tabloid-style programming (whose survival depends almost entirely on ratings success) and the more responsibly conceived network magazine programming, Spragens provides a thorough content analysis of "60 Minutes," "Dateline NBC," "20/20," and similar network series
  • His study traces the development of the television magazine genre from the original "60 Minutes" through the current crop of news programs; it tracks the soft/hard or sensational/serious content dichotomy and its relation to ratings; and it draws conclusions about the trends in soft news programming and their impact on the American public
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spragens, William C.
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.T4
LC item number
S73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Documentary television programs
  • Magazine format television programs
  • Télévision
  • Télévision
  • Magazines télévisés
  • Documentary television programs
  • Magazine format television programs
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Televisieprogramma's
  • Fernsehen
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Electronic magazines : soft news programs on network television, William C. Spragens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The development of magazine programming -- Early soft news programs: "60 Minutes" -- Trends away from traditional documentaries -- Content analysis of 1992 "60 Minutes" programs -- Beginnings and development of the "48 Hours" series -- "Street Stories" program content in 1992 and 1993 -- "West 57th" contents -- Aggressive trends in programming on ABC and NBC magazines -- Audience rankings (1985-1993) -- interpreting data -- "Tabloids" versus magazine programs: networks' role as standard setters
  • Appendixes. "60 Minutes" broadcasts -- "48 Hours" broadcasts -- "Street Stories" broadcasts -- "20/20" and "PrimeTime Live" broadcasts -- "Dateline NBC" broadcasts
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 150 pages
Isbn
9780275941550
Lccn
94042845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31514377
  • (OCoLC)ocm31514377
Label
Electronic magazines : soft news programs on network television, William C. Spragens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The development of magazine programming -- Early soft news programs: "60 Minutes" -- Trends away from traditional documentaries -- Content analysis of 1992 "60 Minutes" programs -- Beginnings and development of the "48 Hours" series -- "Street Stories" program content in 1992 and 1993 -- "West 57th" contents -- Aggressive trends in programming on ABC and NBC magazines -- Audience rankings (1985-1993) -- interpreting data -- "Tabloids" versus magazine programs: networks' role as standard setters
  • Appendixes. "60 Minutes" broadcasts -- "48 Hours" broadcasts -- "Street Stories" broadcasts -- "20/20" and "PrimeTime Live" broadcasts -- "Dateline NBC" broadcasts
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 150 pages
Isbn
9780275941550
Lccn
94042845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31514377
  • (OCoLC)ocm31514377

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