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ERIC Number: ED150597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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An Early Look at the Effects of ENG on Local Newscasts.
Stone, Gerald C.; And Others
This study sought evidence that the switch to electronic news gathering (ENG) by local television stations has changed news selection or news presentation. A content analysis was performed during five days of newscasts at three network-operated Los Angeles television stations that were in various stages of converting to total ENG. Although the newscasts tended to "showcase" ENG reports (placing them in the early minutes of broadcast time), no significant differences existed in news selection or news presentation that could be attributed solely to ENG. The study concludes that ENG appears to be an internal efficiency move by local network news organizations and will not appreciably alter the emphasis in news reporting. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (60th, Madison, Wisconsin, August 21-24, 1977)