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News Stories

Synopsis
Looks at the distinctive ways the English language is used in television news by following a group of trainee journalists, observing their successes and failures. Also features extracts from the BBC Television comedy ‘The Day Today’, which parodied the news and is used by the BBC for training its journalists because it demonstrates all the ways of showing news that they are being taught to avoid.
Series
English Language, The: Past, Present and Future, Course U210
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1995
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
English language and literature; Media studies
Keywords
English language; news reporting; television news

Credits

Producer
Paul Manners
Cast
Shahnaz Pakravan 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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