‘If you do hold them to account, are you going to find yourself hitting more brick walls later?’ : Royal Correspondents and royal news production

Clancy, Laura (2024) ‘If you do hold them to account, are you going to find yourself hitting more brick walls later?’ : Royal Correspondents and royal news production. Journalism, 25 (6). pp. 1328-1345. ISSN 1464-8849

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Abstract

This article outlines the structures, systems, rules and experiences of reporting on the British monarchy in the UK news today. The functions underpinning royal news are usually abstracted in the public imaginary. Using in-depth interviews with Royal Correspondents, and a broader understanding of royal news production, it explores the formal and informal agreements which shape reporting on royalty. The article addresses how the systems of royal news production significantly obstruct the ability to scrutinze the monarchy. The data illustrates the various frustrations of Royal Correspondents in terms of access, getting responses from the monarchy’s Communications teams, and the potential professional risk of ‘getting it wrong’. This has significant implications for questions of media, culture and ideology in the UK media, and the power afforded to the British monarchy in regulating its own media coverage.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journalism
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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Subjects:
?? british monarchy, powerroyal correspondentsuk newsaccountabilitynews productionnews valuescommunicationarts and humanities (miscellaneous) ??
ID Code:
194191
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Deposited On:
23 May 2023 08:35
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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05 Jul 2024 00:02