Broadcast material that is intended both to entertain and to inform.
- Information and documentation, in the hand of corporate interests in TV-land, have become practices of the past, easily replaced by infotainment and broadcast excuses for advertising spots.
- With the rise of the mass media, the very processes of cultural activity and conversation has been turned into commodity: current affairs, elite sport, soap operas, infotainment.
- In consequence, elements of infotainment have entered news programming and viewers demand a faster pace and fewer ‘talking heads'.
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