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Media Discourses / Edition 1

Media Discourses / Edition 1

by Donald Matheson


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ISBN-13: 9780335214693
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Donald Matheson lectures in mass communication at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He worked previously at Cardiff and Strathclyde Universities in the UK, where he taught both critical and practical courses on journalism. Before that he was a news reporter in New Zealand. His research focuses on journalists’ writing practices and new media writing such as weblogs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The big ideas about language, society and the media
News and the social life of words
Advertising Discourse: Selling between the lines
The performance of identity in consumer magazines
The stories they tell us: Studying television as narrative
Making sense of images: the visual meanings of reality television
The power to talk: conversation analysis of broadcast interviews
Racism as social cognition in sports commentary
Connecting with New Media: Weblogs and other interactive media
Glossary of key terms

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