The Language of Journalism

Volume 1, Newspaper Culture

Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351327186

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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The newspaper is to the twentieth century what the novel was for the nineteenth century: the expression of popular sentiment. In the first of a three-volume study of journalism and what it has meant as a source of knowledge and as a mechanism for orchestrating mass ideology, Melvin J. Lasky provides a major overview. His research runs the gamut of material found in newspapers, from the trivial to the profound, from pseudo-science to habits of solid investigation. The volume is divided into four parts. The first attacks deficiencies in grammar and syntax with examples from newspapers and magazines drawn from the German as well as English-language press. The second examines the key issues of journalism: accuracy and authenticity. Lasky provides an especially acute account of differences between active literacy and passive viewing, or the relationship of word and picture in defining authenticity. The third part emphasizes the problem of bias in everything from racial reporting to cultural correctness. This is the first systematic attempt to study racial nomenclature, identity-labeling, and literary discrimination. Lasky follows closely the model set by George Orwell a half century earlier. The final section of the work covers the competition between popular media and the redefinition of pornography and its language. The volume closes with an examination of how the popular culture both influenced and was influential upon literary titans like Hemingway, Lawrence, and Tynan.
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News Talk

Investigating the Language of Journalism

Author: Colleen Cotter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Written by a former news reporter and editor, News Talk gives us an insider's view of the media, showing how journalists select and construct their news stories. Colleen Cotter goes behind the scenes, revealing how language is chosen and shaped by news staff into the stories we read and hear. Tracing news stories from start to finish, she shows how the actions of journalists and editors - and the limitations of news writing formulas - may distort a story that was prepared with the most determined effort to be fair and accurate. Using insights from both linguistics and journalism, News Talk is a remarkable picture of a hidden world and its working practices on both sides of the Atlantic. It will interest those involved in language study, media and communication studies and those who want to understand how media shape our language and our view of the world.
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The Language of Newspapers

Socio-Historical Perspectives

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184706180X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Charts the connections between the language of journalism in England and its social impact on audiences from the seventeenth century to the present day.
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The Language of Journalism

A Multi-genre Perspective

Author: Angela Smith,Michael Higgins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780932278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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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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The Language of Journalism: Media Warfare

Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780765803023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

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The concluding volume of Lasky's monumental "The Languages of Journalism," a series that has been praised as a "brilliant" and "original" study in communications and contemporary language. Other volumes in the series include "Profanity, Obscenity and the Media" and "Newspaper Culture."
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The Language of the News

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317834836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The Language of the News investigates and critiques the conventions of language used in newspapers and provides students with a clear introduction to critical linguistics as a tool for analysis. Using contemporary examples from UK, USA and Australian newspapers, this book deals with key themes of representation – from gender and national identity to ‘race’– and looks at how language is used to construct audiences, to persuade, and even to parody. It examines debates in the newspapers themselves about the nature of language including commentary on political correctness, the sensitive use of language and irony as a journalistic weapon. Featuring chapter openings and summaries, activities, and a wealth of examples from contemporary news coverage (including examples from television and radio), The Language of the News broadens the perceptions of the use of language in the news media and is essential reading for students of media and communication, journalism, and English language and linguistics.
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News as Culture

Journalistic Practices and the Remaking of Indian Leadership Traditions

Author: Ursula Rao

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456696

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"More than just a fascinating description of newsmaking and practice in an Indian city, this book has implications for theories of news and communication that make it a timely and significant contribution to the literature on journalism and newsmaking in the changing global environment.'--Mark Peterson, Miami University --
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