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TV news and the echo of Murrow

Barnett, Steven (2008) TV news and the echo of Murrow. British Journalism Review, 19 (4). pp. 37-44. ISSN 0956-4748

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956474808100863


Television journalism in the UK honours the vision of America’s greatest newsman. But for how long can standards be maintained? Fifty years after Edward R Murrow, the man credited with inventing television journalism in America, made a famous speech to the annual convention of the Radio and Television National Directors Association, media professor Barnett examines the state of TV in the UK and the U.S. and writes: “American television journalism has failed; British television journalism – for the time being – has succeeded. Why? And for how long?

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