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The dumbing-down of TVNZ, Bill Southworth

Stand and Deliver Ian Johnstone Cape Catley, $29.95 ISBN 0 90856170 9 A story is doing the rounds that a producer recently proposed a documentary on poverty to one of our television networks. He/she wanted to record the daily struggles…
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Conflict makes news, Bill Southworth

Shaping the News: Waitangi Day on Television Sue Abel Auckland University Press $34.95 ISBN 1 86940 176 X The first iron law of commercial television is: keep them watching. As a result television news is determined to make it more…
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Flasher trash and democracy, Bill Southworth

Revolution in the Air! Paul Smith Longman, $29.95 ISBN 0582 878101 Dangerous Democracy? News Media Politics in New Zealand  Judy McGregor (ed) Dunmore Press, $34.95 ISBN 086469 2595 When confronted with 50 or 60 television channels in a North American…
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Doing it our way, Bill Southworth

Mass Media in the Pacific ‑ Nuis Bilong Pasifik David Robie (ed) University of Papua New Guinea Press, $29.95 ISBN 9980840528 Foreign Correspondents Liam Jeory and Cameron Bennett Hodder Moa Beckett, $39.95, ISBN 1869582101 As the technological means for gathering…
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