Television News and the 24-Hour News Cycle
The Fourth Estate: Journalism in North America
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
With the creation of the Cable News Network (CNN) in 1980, television news changed forever. Today, television news shapes viewers' opinions, politics, and journalism as a whole. Filled with attention-grabbing photographs, political cartoons, and in-depth sidebars, this book introduces readers to the story of what came before in-the-moment reporting, how the twenty-four-hour news cycle came about, and what instantaneous reporting might mean for the future of journalism.