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

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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Language and Journalism

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317988744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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This book is an indispensable "cutting edge" book for students and researchers of journalism studies seeking a text that illustrates and applies a range of linguistic and discourse-analytic approaches to the analysis of journalism. While the form, function and politics of the language of journalism have attracted scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, too often this analysis has reduced the work of journalists to text-characteristics alone. In contrast, this collection is united by the principle that journalistic discourse is always socially situated and the result of a series of processes – produced by journalists in accordance with particular production techniques and in specific institutional settings – and as such, analysis requires more than the methods offered by linguists. The contributors to this book draw on a range of the most prominent theoretical and methodological approaches to media discourse – including Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, the APPRAISAL framework, Multi-modal Analysis and Rhetoric – in making sense of the language of newspapers (national, local and minority press), television and online journalism. Written in an engaging style by distinguished academic authorities, this book provides a state-of-the-art review of the subject. This book was published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.
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The Language of Journalism: Profanity, obscenity & the media

Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780765802200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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This is the second volume of Melvin Lasky's study in communications and contemporary language. The first volume focused on the comparative styles and prejudices of mainstream American and British newspapers, and analysed their systematic debasement in the face of obligatory platitudes and compulsory euphemisms.
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English for International Journalists

Author: Mike Gandon,Heather Purdey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415609682

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 191

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English for International Journalists is a clear and engaging step-by-step guide for non-native speakers using English in journalism across all forms of media. In-depth language analysis is provided in the specialised context of journalism, as well as a comprehensive approach to the rules and guidelines necessary for avoiding the pitfalls and errors that undermine accuracy and clarity. The book, written by Mike Gandon and edited by Heather Purdey, covers a broad range of vital subjects, including: • Making contact • Interviewing • Grammar and journalistic writing • Sensitive issues • The language of argument • The language of impartial and accurate reporting • Bloggers and broadcasters • Reporting economy, health and the environment. The book is closely supported by online resources concentrating on the spoken word, intonation and pronunciation, and also features an expansive range of exercises and tests, suitable for self-study or to be set as coursework. English for International Journalists presents readers with the essential tools for producing journalism in English today.
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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 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 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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