cyclical sense of living in the immediate presence

English translation: cyclical sense of living in the immediate present

19:35 May 24, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: cyclical sense of living in the immediate presence
'As Gauntlett and Hill suggest, news in this sense is seldom taped to be watched later. It is precisely its cyclical sense of living in the immediate presence, of being in touch which is important."

I guess that 'Its cyclical sense of living' refers to the news but I'm not sure what is the precise menaing of this phrase?
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Selected answer:cyclical sense of living in the immediate present
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I'm sure this is a typo - presence for present. This would get across the meaning that the news appears on the TV at certain times of day, in a regular rhythm or cycle, which keeps the viewer aware of what is going on at that precise time of day. This sense of immediacy and living in the present would be lost if people taped the news bulletins, so they don't, instead watching them live.
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cyclical sense of living in the immediate present


Explanation:
I'm sure this is a typo - presence for present. This would get across the meaning that the news appears on the TV at certain times of day, in a regular rhythm or cycle, which keeps the viewer aware of what is going on at that precise time of day. This sense of immediacy and living in the present would be lost if people taped the news bulletins, so they don't, instead watching them live.

Liz Dexter (was Broomfield)
United Kingdom
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agree  Rob Latchford
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