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Restyling Factual TV

Hill, Annette LU (2007)
Abstract
Restyling Factual TV is about understanding genres in relation to each other and in relation to popular audiences. It takes as a starting point the idea that factual television is being restyled, that various kinds of news, current affairs, documentary and popular factual genres are part of a turbulent time in broadcasting. The boundaries between fact and fiction have been pushed to the limits in various popular factual formats, the cross pollination of styles increasing the pace of change in news, current affairs, or documentary. What happens if we look at factual television from the position of the viewer? Using multimethod research with representative samples of British and Swedish audiences, a picture emerges of a viewer navigating... (More)
Restyling Factual TV is about understanding genres in relation to each other and in relation to popular audiences. It takes as a starting point the idea that factual television is being restyled, that various kinds of news, current affairs, documentary and popular factual genres are part of a turbulent time in broadcasting. The boundaries between fact and fiction have been pushed to the limits in various popular factual formats, the cross pollination of styles increasing the pace of change in news, current affairs, or documentary. What happens if we look at factual television from the position of the viewer? Using multimethod research with representative samples of British and Swedish audiences, a picture emerges of a viewer navigating their way through a busy, noisy, and constantly changing factual television environment. Through looking at factuality ‘in the round’ we can see how audiences are centre stage in the transformation of factual television. (Less)
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media, audiences, news, documentary, reality TV, genre
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263 pages
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Routledge
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  • scopus:84906111711
ISBN
978-0-415-37955-7
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English
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no
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