Restyling Factual TV
Audiences and News, Documentary and Reality Genres
By (author) Annette Hill
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Restyling Factual TV by Annette Hill
Book DescriptionAddressing the wide range of programmes and formats from news, to documentary, to popular factual genres, Annette Hill's new book examines the ways viewers navigate their way through a busy, noisy and constantly changing factual television environment. Restyling Factual TV addresses the wide range of programmes that fall within the category of 'factuality', from politics, to natural history, to reality entertainment. Based on research with audiences of factual TV, primarily in Sweden and the UK, but with reference to other countries such as the US, this book tackles issues such as legitimacy, ethics and value in contemporary news and current affairs, documentary and reality programming. Drawing on the ethics of truth-telling and notions of quality, this wide-ranging, authoritative book expands the debate on popular factual entertainment and will be a welcome addition to the current literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415379564
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Restyling Factual TV, Hardback (September 2006)
Addressing a range of programmes and formats from news, to documentary, to popular factual genres, this book examines the ways viewers navigate their way through a constantly changing factual television environment. It addresses a range of programmes that fall within the category of 'factuality', from politics, to reality entertainment.
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"The Television Studies Reader" brings together key writings in the expanding field of television studies, providing an overview of the discipline and addressing issues of industry, genre, audiences, production and ownership, and representation.
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Author Biography - Annette Hill
Annette Hill is Professor of Media and Research Director of the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster. Her previous publications include Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television (2005), the Television Studies Reader (with Robert C. Allen, 2003), TV Living: Television, Audiences and Everyday Life (with David Gauntlett, 1999) and Shocking Entertainment: Viewing Responses to Violent Movies (1997).
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