|aNews discourse /|cby Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple.
|aLondon ;|aNew York :|bContinuum International Pub. Group,|cc2012.
|axii, 267 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aContinuum discourse series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction -- News discourse in context -- News values -- Language in the news -- Images in the news -- Evaluation in the news -- Balancing act: image composition -- The big picture: a case study of stand-alones in print news -- Killing Osama -- A case study of online news.
|aThis book explores the role of language and images in newspaper, radio, online and televisionnews. The authors introduce useful frameworks for analysing language, image andthe interaction between the two, and illustrate these with authentic newsstories from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the Oktoberfest toenvironmental disasters to the killing of Osama bin Laden. This analysispersuasively illustrates how events are re-told in the news and made'newsworthy' through both language and image. This clearly written andaccessible introduction to news discourse is essential reading for students,lecturers, and researchers in Linguistics, Media/Journalism Studies, andSemiotics.