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I don't quite understand the underlined sentences. Could anyone do me a favor? Thanks a lot.

So-called rolling news refers to televisual news networks broadcasting around the clock, such as BBC News 24 and CNN. SOme critics charge that the demands of immediacy are such that foreign news journalists, in particular, are less inclined to engage in investigative reporting in the field. Rather, once an 'authentic' backdrop has been secured for a 'live shot', such journalists are often reduced to reading news copy largely written for them by producers (drawing on news agencies, state officials and so forth) back in the studio.

2. Newszak understands news as a product designed and "processed" for a particular market and delivered in increasingly homogenous "snippets" which make only modest demands on the audience.
 

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Re: homogenous snippet

Celia said:
Hi,

I don't quite understand the underlined sentences. Could anyone do me a favor? Thanks a lot.

So-called rolling news refers to televisual news networks broadcasting around the clock, such as BBC News 24 and CNN. SOme critics charge that the demands of immediacy are such that foreign news journalists, in particular, are less inclined to engage in investigative reporting in the field. Rather, once an 'authentic' backdrop has been secured for a 'live shot', such journalists are often reduced to reading news copy largely written for them by producers (drawing on news agencies, state officials and so forth) back in the studio.

The complaint seems to be that there isn't a lot of in-depth reporting that explains the background behind a story. The writer also complains that many journalists do not read their own copy but have it written for them.

Celia said:
2. Newszak understands news as a product designed and "processed" for a particular market and delivered in increasingly homogenous "snippets" which make only modest demands on the audience.

He seems to be saying that everybody reports the same news and it looks the same everywhere.

(Have you tried Fox News Channel? (In Britain, it's Sky News.))

:)
 
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