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News as discourse

Dijk, Teun A. van (1988) News as discourse. University of Groningen, Hillsdale, New Jersey. ISBN 0805808280

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This book presents a new, interdisciplinary theory of news in the press. Against the background of developments in discourse analysis, it is argued that news should be studied primarily as a form of public discourse. Whereas in much mass communication research, the economic, social, or cultural dimensions of news and news media are addressed, the present study emphasizes the importance of an explicit structural analysis of news reports. Such an analysis should provide a qualitative alternative to traditional methods of content analysis. Also, attention is paid to processes of news production by journalists and news comprehension by readers, in terms of the social cognitions of news participants. In this way news structures can also be explicitly linked to social practices and ideologies of newsmaking and, indirectly, to the institutional and macrosociological contexts of the news media.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass communication, media, nieuws, news, press
ISBN: 0805808280
Series Name: 0
Language: English
Publisher: University of Groningen
Place of Publication: Hillsdale, New Jersey
Status: Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass communication, media, nieuws, news, press
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 10:44
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 10:44

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