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Title: Changing the story : how the BBC Northern Ireland programme "Hearts and minds" challenged the traditional coverage of politics in Northern Ireland after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement
Author: Paul, Julia
ISNI:       0000 0004 6499 9204
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2017
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This PhD examines the significance of the BBC Northern Ireland television coverage of politics during a key period of the region’s history -the transition from conflict to devolution. Specifically it examines the films I made for the weekly television programme "Hearts and Minds", between 2006 and 2012 when the programme finished. I examine what happens to political coverage when there are no agreed terms of reference and noconsensus. I also explore the role of public service broadcasting when it can no longer assume that it speaks to ‘the nation’. The coverage of news by the media in Northern Ireland was developed within this binary framework, and I argue that challenging that was what I was doing through the films I made for "Hearts and Minds".
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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