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Article: Radio leaks: Presenting and contesting leaks in radio news broadcasts

TitleRadio leaks: Presenting and contesting leaks in radio news broadcasts
Authors
KeywordsDiscourse
Leaks
Radio news broadcasts
Temporality
Issue Date2004
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105704
Citation
Journalism, 2004, v. 5 n. 2, p. 183-202 How to Cite?
Abstract
This paper analyzes the discursive construction and contestation of 'leaked' stories in news broadcast programmes. Drawing on a sample of BBC Radio 4 news programmes recorded between May and June 2000, we analyze four items of news presented as leaks about upcoming events. We suggest that these examples highlight the leaking of information as a valuable newsworthy commodity in that it not only allows news organizations to report what is going to be news before it happens but also enables speculative discourse as to the meaning of the event yet to happen. However, in order for a story to be accepted as a leak it must be seen to fulfil a number of criteria. With this in mind, we identify four features accompanying the introduction of the news items as leaks in the process of authentification: secrecy, authorship/ownership and future orientation. The article then discusses how these features are used when contesting the status of a news story as a leak, and how temporal play contributes to downgrading the content of the leak and, hence, its relevance, immediacy and newsworthiness. Copyright © 2004 SAGE Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147158
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.241
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Author Affiliations
  1. University of Queensland
  2. Cardiff University
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dc.contributor.authorJaworski, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Den_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T03:24:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T03:24:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournalism, 2004, v. 5 n. 2, p. 183-202en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1464-8849en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147158-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the discursive construction and contestation of 'leaked' stories in news broadcast programmes. Drawing on a sample of BBC Radio 4 news programmes recorded between May and June 2000, we analyze four items of news presented as leaks about upcoming events. We suggest that these examples highlight the leaking of information as a valuable newsworthy commodity in that it not only allows news organizations to report what is going to be news before it happens but also enables speculative discourse as to the meaning of the event yet to happen. However, in order for a story to be accepted as a leak it must be seen to fulfil a number of criteria. With this in mind, we identify four features accompanying the introduction of the news items as leaks in the process of authentification: secrecy, authorship/ownership and future orientation. The article then discusses how these features are used when contesting the status of a news story as a leak, and how temporal play contributes to downgrading the content of the leak and, hence, its relevance, immediacy and newsworthiness. Copyright © 2004 SAGE Publications.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105704en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournalismen_HK
dc.subjectDiscourseen_HK
dc.subjectLeaksen_HK
dc.subjectRadio news broadcastsen_HK
dc.subjectTemporalityen_HK
dc.titleRadio leaks: Presenting and contesting leaks in radio news broadcastsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailJaworski, A: jaworski@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/146488490452003en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume5en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage183en_HK
dc.identifier.epage202en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFitzgerald, R=35793555000en_HK
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