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News discourse, Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

"Now reissued and retypeset, this canonical book explores the role of language and images in newspaper, radio, online and television news. The authors introduce useful frameworks for analysing language, image and the interaction between the two, and illustrate these with authentic news stories from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the Oktoberfest to environmental disasters to the killing of Osama bin Laden. This analysis persuasively illustrates how events are retold in the news and made 'newsworthy' through both language and image. This clearly written and accessible introduction to news discourse is essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers in linguistics, media and journalism studies and semiotics."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- News discourse in context -- News values -- Language in the news -- Images in the news -- Evaluation in the news -- Balancing act: image composition -- The big picture: a case study of stand-alones in print news -- Killing Osama - A case study of online news
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (353 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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