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Burman’s news model: How to do journalism in the twenty-first century
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, ISSN 2001-0818, E-ISSN 2049-9531, Vol. 5, no 3, 485-502 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses a special case to illustrate paradigmatic rectification in news production that took place at the turn of the century. The special case concerns Tony Burman, a former head of Canada’s CBC and former managing director of the global news channel Al Jazeera English. Burman drew the journalistic community’s attention through ‘editorial remedies’ that saw the emergence of a special way of news coverage rarely practised by mainstream western media. Burman’s news model holds that all people or actors involved in an event determined newsworthy are equal and matter to the story in the same way regardless of their power. This article examines Burman’s news model as a shared mindset among members of a 24/7 news organization, focusing on the principles of objectivity, event and news values.

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2016. Vol. 5, no 3, 485-502 p.
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Burman’s news model, news paradigm, Anglo-American culture, Arab and Islamic culture, Al Jazeera, mainstream western media
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34298DOI: 10.1386/ajms.5.3.485_1OAI: diva2:1055984
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2016-12-13Bibliographically approved

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