- Audiovisual infotainment in European news: a comparative content analysis of Dutch, Spanish and Irish television news programs
- Conference papers: International Communication Association: annual meeting
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
This study investigates to what extent audiovisual infotainment features can be found in the narrative structure of television news in three European countries news. Content analysis included a sample of 639 news reports (or reporter packages) aired in the first three weeks of September 2013, in six prime- time TV news broadcasts of Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands, one public and one commercial TV news broadcast in each country. The findings of the study show that Spain and Ireland included much more technical features or characteristics of infotainment in television news compared to the Netherlands. The findings also show that that the use of infotainment techniques is more often present in public, than in commercial (or private) broadcasting. Regarding the use of audiovisual narrative features in soft news and hard news topics, the finding indicates that the news sections/topics as coded in the present study do not properly reflect soft versus hard news.
- Proceedings title: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Caribe Hilton, San
Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21, 2015
Publisher: International Communication Association
Place of publication: Washington, DC
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