The Infotainment Quotient in Routine Television News: A Director's Perspective

@article{Graber1994TheIQ,
  title={The Infotainment Quotient in Routine Television News: A Director's Perspective},
  author={Doris A. Graber},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={483 - 508}
}
  • D. Graber
  • Published 1 October 1994
  • Sociology
  • Discourse & Society
To what extent does routine television news supply citizens with essential political information? To what extent are routine stories sensationalized so that their informational content is diluted or obscured? How do television news directors frame routine news stories and rationalize the mix of factual reporting and dramatization that they present? To answer these questions, television news producers were presented with hypothetical routine news events and asked to construct news presentations… 
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