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Title: The production of political television in Britain
Author: Tracey, Michael
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 1975
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The study had a number of dimensions. Through a discussion of opposed views of the situation and role of broadcasting within British political culture an attempt was made to locate the factors which frame the production of political television and which therefore need to be considered in any discussion of political television as political communication. An initial premiss, supported by the research literature was that one needed to consider both the internal and external context of programme making and the institutional and intellectual restraints which derive from those contexts. Consideration of the internal context was based on interviews with those involved in making programmes and periods of observation with particular programmes. Consideration of the meaning of the political and commercial structures which surround programming was through analysis of four case studies. Attention was drawn to a number of features of the internal context: the operation of 'identities' or stylistic paradigms; the limitations of resources; a number of ground rules; the absence of any adequate image of the audience. Consideration was also given to the role of the institutions of the State and of commerce in influencing programme production.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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