The Language of Journalism: A Multi-Genre Perspective (Hardcover)
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The Language of Journalism(second edition) provides lively and accessible tools to understand and analyse the language of journalism. The authors explain how language develops over divergent media platforms, old and new, by looking at the differences across various forms of journalism - including broadcast, magazine, newspaper, sport, radio, and online and citizen. As well as introducing the reader to the principles and methods of discourse analysis and how it can be applied to media, the book addresses the dynamic interplay between the emerging linguistic forms of social media and the journalistic field.
With this new edition, the authors draw upon a range of international examples, including from the USA, India, Australia, China and the UK. They focus on an exploration of how social media is incorporated into the journalistic output of print media, with a particular focus on 'clickbait'. This edition also focuses on the global ambitions of online newspapers - such as the Daily Mail and the Guardian - which are UK based, and broadcasters such as the BBC and CNN.
About the Author
Angela Smith is Professor of Language and Culture at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her publications have applied the analysis of language to a number of different contexts - from journalism to children's fiction - and she is particularly expert in unscripted media discourse. Her books include Belligerent Broadcasting: synthetic argument in broadcast talk (2017, with Michael Higgins) and Re-Reading Spare Rib (2017). She co-edits the Bloomsbury International Library of Gender in Popular Culture. Michael Higgins is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He has written widely on issues around politics, media and journalism, including the books Media and Their Publics (2008), The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (2010, with Storey and Smith), and La Leadership Politica (2014, with Sorice, Blasio and Hibberd)