author={Justin Lewis and Andy E. Williams and Bob Franklin},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={1 - 20}
The suggestion that the activities of public relations professionals and news agencies help to shape news content in national and local news media is increasingly commonplace among journalists, academics and public relations professionals. The findings from this study provide substantive empirical evidence to support such claims. The study analyses the domestic news content of UK national “quality” newspapers (2207 items in the Guardian, The Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph and the mid… 
News agencies, or wire services, are playing a growing role in the contemporary news environment, primarily due to the prevalence of the 24/7 online newsroom and its associated need for speed and
Nuclear voices in the news: A comparison of source, news agency and newspaper content about nuclear energy over time
While news media are frequently criticized for their alleged increasing reliance on ‘subsidized content’ provided by sources and news agencies, this claim is seldom empirically verified. Based on
Subsidizing The News?
The relation between organizational press releases and newspaper content has generated considerable attention. Yet longitudinal evidence that can substantiate claims of media’s increased reliance on
Outsourcing the news? An empirical assessment of the role of sources and news agencies in the contemporary news landscape
Journalists are increasingly accused of uncritically recycling subsidized material in the form of press releases and news agency copy. This practice has been labeled churnalism and is believed to
The Silent Partner: News Agencies and 21st Century News
This article investigates the ubiquitous presence of news agencies (or wire services) in the daily news. While considering the international environment, it focuses on the sole Australian news
The Agency Makes the (Online) News World go Round: The Impact of News Agency Content on Print and Online News
While it is generally acknowledged that news agencies play a pivotal role in the current news landscape, empirical insights into the extent of news media’s reliance on agency copy are scarce. This
Negotiating the News
This article analyses two interactions between journalists and their public relations sources captured on video during ethnographic fieldwork in newsrooms in New Zealand. Through analysis of verbal
News about newspaper advertisers: To what extent can corporate advertising budgets predict editorial uptake and coverage of corporate press releases?
News value theory aims to predict a story’s chance of being selected for publication based on news factors and ascribed news values. News values can also predict the coverage of corporate press
Newspaper campaigns, publics and politics
  • J. Birks
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2009
This thesis examines the practice of campaigning journalism, where a newspaper seeks political influence and claims to do so on behalf of its readers or a wider public. It is a production and content
Stabbing News
There is a comprehensive body of scholarly work regarding the way media represent crime and how it is constructed in the media narrative as a news item. These works have often suggested that in many


Pulling Newspapers Apart : Analysing Print Journalism
'Pulling newspapers apart: Analysing print journalism' explores contemporary UK national and local newspapers at a significant and pivotal moment in their development when some pundits are busily, if
Newszak and News Media
Part 1 Newszak and news media: Newszak and news media - the argument in outline. Part 2 Newszak and journalism: journalism - image and reality the upstairs downstairs profession of journalism. Part 3
Immediacy, Convenience or Engagement? An analysis of 24-hour news channels in the UK
Abstract The article is based on the first systematic analysis of the output of 24-hour news channels in the UK. From a viewer's point of view, we argue, a 24-hour news channel can fulfil three main
In many ways, public relations is a child of journalism, called into being, shaped by*and responding to* journalism. Whilst in the United Kingdom public relations is proud of its new-found status as
Book Note: Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain’s Media Democracy
Part 1 Political communications and packaging politics: packaging politics - an overview of the argument. Part 2 The political communicators: censorship, news management and the lobby new Labour and
Journalists and Politicians: a relationship requiring manoeuvring space
This study attempts to deepen our knowledge of the relationship between journalists and local politicians/officials. The study's primary conclusion is that there is a large degree of interplay
The Spin Doctor's Diary: Inside Number 10 with New Labour
While Lance Price was Alastair Campbell s deputy in the Downing Street Press Office at the end of the 1990s, and then Director of Communications at the Labour Party, he kept an informal journal of
Beyond Agenda Setting: Information Subsidies and Public Policy
  • O. Gandy
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1982
This volume describes the use of mass media and other communication channels by corporations, bureaucrats, politicians and consumer advocates to influence the development and implementation of public
Rethinking Public Relations: PR Propaganda and Democracy
1. A Great Niagara of PR 2. PR from Top to Bottom 3. A Future with PR 4. PR and Propaganda 5. PR Propaganda in the UK 6. Can PR and Democracy Co-exist? 7. Is PR Damaging Democracy? 8. Ethics, Social
A Fine Line
Proponents of qualitative inquiry are both positioned, and in turn position themselves, in the wake of the effects of the politics of evidence. Such positioning is thus a dynamic process. It is not