Publication
Title
Look who's talking : an analysis of actors in television news (2003-2016)
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Abstract
Who gets to speak in the news plays a crucial role in the shaping of the news. Consequently, the study of actors in the news is an enduring topic in journalism studies. However, little systematic knowledge exists about differences between news issues in the occurrence of speaking actors. Based on a new fourfold classification of actors in the news, we study differences in actor prevalence over time, between broadcasters and issues. To do so, we analyze the entire population of television news items in Belgium from the two main broadcasters for the period 2003 to 2016. While we do not find large changes over time, significant differences exist between issues in the actors that get to speak in the news. Moreover, the prevalence of speaking actors differs between the public service and commercial broadcaster, even when controlling for news issues.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journalism studies. - Basingstoke, 2000, currens
Publication
Basingstoke : 2019
ISSN
1461-670X [print]
1469-9699 [online]
Volume/pages
20 :6 (2019) , p. 872-890
ISI
000462305500007
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Diversity and Information Media : New Tools for a Multifaceted Public Debate (DIAMOND).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.04.2018
Last edited 10.09.2021
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