The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness by Monika BednarekThe Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness by Monika Bednarek

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

byMonika Bednarek, Helen Caple

Paperback | February 8, 2017

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The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in multimodal news discourse, offering the first book-length treatment of the discursive analysis of news values and the construction of newsworthiness. The book explores how the news is "sold" (made newsworthy) to audiences through the semioticresources of language and image, providing a new analytical framework which can be used by other researchers in their own subsequent studies. It combines in-depth theoretical discussion with analyses of authentic news discourse (both language and images) from around the English-speaking world,including three empirical case studies: one that analyzes news values around the topic of cycling across different English-speaking cultures; one that analyzes images disseminated by news media organizations via Facebook; and a third that focuses on the 100 "most shared" news items.
Monika Bednarek is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. In recent years, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford (2013) and a FRIAS Senior Fellow/Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Ge...
Title:The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create NewsworthinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190653949

ISBN - 13:9780190653941

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"Continuing a large multidisciplinary research project on news discourse, Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple present study applies a unique combination of discourse analysis, semiotics, multimodal analysis and corpus linguistics in the study of news values. Both in theoretical and in practicalanalytical terms, and with concrete case studies, also of social media, they thus offer explicit and systematic insight into the criteria that define what is news. Their book also offers an excellent methodological introduction, for students of language, discourse and communication, into advancedmethods of corpus-assisted multimodal analysis of the discourse and images of the news." --Teun van Dijk, Professor of Discourse Studies, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona