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 Language of Journalism aims to provide an accessible, wide-ranging introductory textbook for a range of students. The book explores the significance of a range of linguistic practices occurring in journalism, demonstrating and facilitating the use of analysis in aiding professional journalistic and media practice.
The book introduces the differences

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The Language of Journalism aims to provide an accessible, wide-ranging introductory textbook for a range of students. The book explores the significance of a range of linguistic practices occurring in journalism, demonstrating and facilitating the use of analysis in aiding professional journalistic and media practice.
The book introduces the differences in language conventions that develop across media platforms. It covers all the key journalistic mediums available today, including sport, online and citizen journalism alongside the more standard chapters on magazine, newspaper and broadcast journalism. Clearly written and structured, this will be a key text for journalism students.

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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, Journalism 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
Edition description:
New Edition
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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