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The style of presentation of a dedicated news channel (such as CNN and Al Jazeera) which typically consists of a format of continuous news coverage involving a mix of traditional studio-based presentation with news anchors talking to correspondents in the field (voiced over or intercut with live or roughly edited footage) and studio-based interviews and discussions. Short news bulletins every 15 minutes punctuate this content and news teams prepare for longer news programmes, typically at the top of each hour, in which new material, such as updated news reports, is introduced into the mix. In extraordinary circumstances (e.g. the aftermath of 11 September 2001) many regular television channels also adopt these conventions.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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