The Language of Journalism: A Multi-genre Perspective

The Language of Journalism: A Multi-genre Perspective

by Michael Higgins, Angela Smith
     
 

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The variety of media platforms available makes it difficult for would-be journalists to understand the requirements of each medium. This book is an accessible, clearly structured guide to different language conventions. It clearly explains the different styles and issues involved with each platform, covering theory as well as practice.

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The variety of media platforms available makes it difficult for would-be journalists to understand the requirements of each medium. This book is an accessible, clearly structured guide to different language conventions. It clearly explains the different styles and issues involved with each platform, covering theory as well as practice.

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“Angela Smith and Dr. Michael Higgins explore the media’s use of language to purposely and inadvertently maintain the societal status quo. The chapters are clearly organized with plenty of subheadings throughout and a labeled conclusion, which, again, could be helpful for students. It would be a good reading for use in an introductory media and society course…It, thus, provides a useful contribution to our academic field.” -Alyssa Appelman, Pennsylvania State University, Jourbanalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Alyssa Appelman

Angela Smith and Dr. Michael Higgins explore the media's use of language to purposely and inadvertently maintain the societal status quo. The chapters are clearly organized with plenty of subheadings throughout and a labeled conclusion, which, again, could be helpful for students. It would be a good reading for use in an introductory media and society course…It, thus, provides a useful contribution to our academic field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849660662
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Higgins is Director of the Journalism and Creative Writing programme at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has written articles for Discourse Society and Journalism: Theory, Practice Criticism, and is author of the book Media and Their Publics (Open University Press, 2008). He is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (2010).

Angela Smith is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, UK. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on media discourses, gender, the portrayal of immigrants, and the representation of politicians. She is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Journalism (Sage, 2009).

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