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Author Bednarek, Monika, 1977-

Title News discourse / Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple
Published London : Continuum International Publishing, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Series Continuum Discourse
Continuum Discourse
Contents Cover; Halftitle; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 1 What is this book about?; 2 What is news discourse?; 3 Why study news discourse?; 4 How to study news discourse?; 5 How to collect news data?; 6 Summary and structure of this book; Directions for further reading; Notes; 2 News discourse in context; 1 Introduction; 2 Communicative context; 3 Socio-historical context; Directions for further reading; Notes; 3 News values; 1 Introduction; 2 What are news values?
3 News values: cognitive or discursive?4 News values and language; 5 News values and image; 6 Construing news values in discourse; Directions for further reading; Notes; 4 Language in the news; 1 Introduction; 2 News discourse as a type of language; 3 The structure of the news story; 4 Headlinese; 5 Online, radio and TV news; Directions for further reading; Notes; 5 Images in the news; 1 Introduction; 2 The communicative functions of news images; 3 Images and the organization of news; 4 Text-image relations in news discourse; 5 Conclusion; Directions for further reading; Notes
3 Stand-alones in the Sydney Morning Herald: quantitative and qualitative analyses4 Standing up for stand-alones: why use them?; Directions for further reading; Notes; 9 Killing Osama: a case study of online news; 1 Introduction; 2 Introducing the data; 3 Reflecting established news practices; 4 'Wherever you are, you're with the BBC': voice and authority in the two stories; 5 Covering 'special' news events; 6 Conclusion; Notes; Appendix 1 Tables; Appendix 2 Evaluation in the news -- a model student assignment; References; Index
6 Evaluation in the news1 Introduction; 2 What is evaluation?; 3 Parameters of evaluation; 4 Further issues for analysis; Directions for further reading; Notes; 7 Balancing act: image composition; 1 Introduction; 2 Composition is a balancing act; 3 The Balance Framework; 4 'Ugly' or unbalanced images; 5 The role of composition, balance and aesthetics in the news; 6 Conclusion; Directions for further reading; Notes; 8 The big picture: a case study of stand-alones in print news; 1 Introduction; 2 Stand-alone stories in print news
Summary This book explores the role of language and images in newspaper, radio, online and televisionnews. The authors introduce useful frameworks for analysing language, image andthe interaction between the two, and illustrate these with authentic newsstories from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the Oktoberfest toenvironmental disasters to the killing of Osama bin Laden. This analysispersuasively illustrates how events are re-told in the news and madenewsworthy through both language and image. This clearly written andaccessible introduction to news discourse is essential reading for s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Journalism.
Form Electronic book
Author Caple, Helen.
ISBN 1441120904 (Cloth)
1441139761 (electronic bk.)
9781441120908 (Cloth)
9781441139764 (electronic bk.)
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