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Table of Contents

1. What is Factual Television? 2. Historical Contexts 3. News and Current Affairs 4. Documentary 5. Reality TV 6. Truth Claims 7. Learning 8. Ethics 9. Conclusion

About the Author

Annette Hill is Professor of Media and Research Director of the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster. Her previous publications include Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television (2005), the Television Studies Reader (with Robert C. Allen, 2003), TV Living: Television, Audiences and Everyday Life (with David Gauntlett, 1999) and Shocking Entertainment: Viewing Responses to Violent Movies (1997).


""Restyling Factual TV" is a major contribution to our understanding of audience responses to the reality formats on television. The comparative perspective, involving British and Swedish audiences, is particularly rewarding, and much needed, since international reality formats are adapted to national settings." Goran Bolin, Professor of Media & Communication Studies, Sodertorn University College, Sweden "Hill gives fresh momentum and focus to the agenda of audience research. In exploring how the reworking of factual forms is affecting cultures of viewing, she poses some pressing questions about the changing relationships between television, knowledge, social values and emotional life." John Corner, Professor in Politics and Communication Studies, University of Liverpool ""Restyling Factual TV" is one of those unusual books that presents original academic research and innovative thinking in a form that can be used to teach courses on factual broadcasting or popular culture." Peter Lunt, Professor of Media and Communications, Brunel University

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