Discourse of Broadcast News

Discourse of Broadcast News

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by Martin Montgomery
     
 

In this timely and important study Martin Montgomery unpicks the inside workings of what must still be considered the dominant news medium: broadcast news. Drawing principally on linguistics, but multidisciplinary in its scope, The Discourse of Broadcast News demonstrates that news programmes are as much about showing as telling, as much about ordinary

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In this timely and important study Martin Montgomery unpicks the inside workings of what must still be considered the dominant news medium: broadcast news. Drawing principally on linguistics, but multidisciplinary in its scope, The Discourse of Broadcast News demonstrates that news programmes are as much about showing as telling, as much about ordinary bystanders as about experts, and as much about personal testimony as calling politicians to account.

Using close analysis of the discourse of television and radio news, the book reveals how important conventions for presenting news are changing, with significant consequences for the ways audiences understand its truthfulness. Fully illustrated with examples and including detailed examination of the high profile case of ex-BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan, The Discourse of Broadcast News provides a comprehensive study which will challenge our current assumptions about the news. The Discourse of Broadcast News will be a key resource for anyone researching the news, whether they be students of language and linguistics, media studies or communication studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415358712
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Broadcast News-Defining the Field 2. News Discourse: The Importance of Considering News as a Form of Discourse 3. The Discourse Structure of News Programmes 4. News Presentation-Features of Studio Presentation of the News 5. News Reports 6. The Live Two-Way as News Update 7. News Interviews 8. Conclusion

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