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The Creation of Political News

Television and British Party Political Conferences

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Stanyer’s book provides fascinating insights into the current organization, conduct and mediation of the modern party political conference in the UK.
European Journal of Communication


Hardback ISBN: 978-1-902210-76-6
Hardback Price: £45.00 / $69.95
Release Date: September 2001
   
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-902210-77-3
Paperback Price: £16.95 / $29.95
Release Date: September 2001
   
Page Extent / Format: 224 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No
   

 



Acknowledgements


Introduction: The News from Blackpool, Bournemouth and Brighton

1 Creating the 'Good' Conference
2 Negotiating Coverage
3 The Broadcasters by the Seaside
4 Spinning on the Conference Circuit
5 Packaging the Leader's Speech
6 Off Message: the Limits of Agenda Management
7 Manufacturing Debate
8 The Formation of Conference News Agendas

Appendix: Research Methods

Notes
Bibliography
Index


Detailed case studies provide a welcome documentation of ground-level practice and bring out the complexities of current media-political relations in a way that more generalised polemical pieces often fail to do.
Parliamentary Affairs

An excellent introduction to journalism and political spin in contemporary British politics.
Media, Culture & Society

Well researched and highly readable, it will be of great interest to media and political communicaton specialists.
Party Politics

The focus is on the management of television coverage of annual party conferences, until now a theme not covered in British academic media research.
The Political Quarterly

Stanyer’s book provides fascinating insights into the current organization, conduct and mediation of the modern party political conference in the UK.
European Journal of Communication


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