Mediating time: the temporal mix of television

Hoskins, A. (2001) Mediating time: the temporal mix of television. Time and Society, 10(2-3), pp. 213-233.

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Television is the medium of time. Television news continually recontextualizes times as it remediates the past in the present. What has yet to be more fully implicated, however, is the modulation - the variance in pace – of the temporal features of the televisual environment. I consider some of the sites of the temporization of war by television news through the interplay of sound and vision, temporal references in television news talk, and in the recombination of previously 'used' news fragments into new (immediate) contexts. In this way, television can be said to intersect with the event it is purportedly covering, as it tracks it in time and across time. I draw on data predominantly from the beginning of the 1991 Gulf War – perhaps the most mediated television news events of modern times – when CNN was already geared to consume and celebrate these, the 'most live', moments of the war in different times and spaces.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hoskins, Professor Andrew
Authors: Hoskins, A.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
College/School:College of Social Sciences
Journal Name:Time and Society
ISSN (Online):1461-7463

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