The Message And The Media

Episodes

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1: Received

Wisdom.

News is part of our lives; we read it, watch it and listen to it every day, but are we getting the news we want; and how much do we take in? In the first of a four-part examination of the news business,

Sheena McDonald asks consumers around the country what they think of the news and puts the answers to the news professionals.

Producer Andrew Denwood

Stereo

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Unknown: Sheena McDonald

Producer: Andrew Denwood

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2: Campaign Coverage.

How well is the democratic process served by our news media?

Sheena McDonald continues her four-part inquiry into the news business by investigating public reaction to coverage of the General Election. With contributions from

Kate Adie , Sir David English , Andrew Knight and Lord Stevens.

Producer Andrew Denwood

Stereo

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Unknown: Kate Adie

Unknown: Sir David English

Unknown: Andrew Knight

Producer: Andrew Denwood

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3: News of the WorW.

Do you read the foreign pages of your newspaper? How interested are you in world news? In the third of four programmes investigating the news business,

Sheena McDonald considers the public appetite for foreign news and examines media coverage of world events. Producer Andrew Denwood

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4: What Price News?

As the information revolution gathers pace, what effect will market forces have on the news business? Will the spiralling cost of news coverage and the demand for "infotainment" change the character of broadcast news? Will falling circulation signal the end of mass market newspapers? In the last of the series, Sheena McDonald considers plans for round-the-clock BBC news.

Producer Andrew Denwood

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