This session covers in greater depth some of the approaches to understanding and analysing the production of media content we have encountered before. We’ll look at the idea of ‘gatekeeping’, why the idea of ‘bias’ is a tricky one, and the concept of ’news values;.
Chapter 7 from Hodkinson, P. (2017) Media, Culture and Society. SAGE, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi.
If you’re interested in the importance of regulations like the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ - or the clauses in Japan’s Broadcast Law that play a similar role - maybe this will be worth reading.