Alt Title

WXYZ, channel 7, Detroit, MI

Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Chown, Jeffrey

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

WXYZ-TV (Television station : Southfield, Mich.)||Television broadcasting of news--Michigan--Detroit Region||Documentary television programs

Abstract

This thesis describes the process, style, and content of a documentary video focused on the operations of a news organization. The accompanying documentary examines a 14-hour period of news operations at WXYZ, Channel 7, in Detroit, Michigan. Behind the Scenes utilizes a cinema verite approach that involves interviews and a direct cinema footage in its presentation. Exploring the relationship between the news staff and the television medium, the video portrays the challenges a news organization has in balancing coverage, bias, technology, and external influences. The narrative structure is constructed through the daily news schedule of WXYZ. Within this time structure, the documentary follows key personnel through a typical day of producing news product for the daily newscasts.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-17)

Extent

46 pages + 1 videocassette.

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Media Type

Text

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