Current affairs

genre of broadcast journalism

Current affairs is a type of broadcast

that analyzes and discusses recent News stories. This can include news that is still happening. Most of the discussion is on why, where, and how a story has tells you about the recent happenings [1] This is different from normal news programs that report news stories as quickly as they can. They usually do not have as much analysis as current affairs programs. It is also different from the magazine show format, where events are discussed immediately. Current affairs shows are becoming less popular.[2] The audience for these shows is usually over age 50.[2]


  1. Targeting Media (Glebe, N.S.W.: Blake Education, 2000), p. 22
  2. 2.0 2.1 Graeme Turner, Ending the Affair: The Decline of Television Current Affairs (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005), p. 3