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Journalism and the political [electronic resource] :discursive tensions in news coverage of Russia / Felicitas Macgilchrist.

By: Macgilchrist, Felicitas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture: 40.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 248 p.).ISBN: 9789027287304 (electronic bk.); 9027287309 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Russia (Federation) -- Press coverage -- United States | Russia (Federation) -- Press coverage -- Europe | Foreign news -- Political aspects -- United States | Foreign news -- Political aspects -- Europe | Mass media and language -- United States | Mass media and language -- Europe | Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- United States | Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- Europe | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism | Discourse analysis -- Political aspects | Foreign news -- Political aspects | Mass media and language | Press coverage | Europe | Russia (Federation) | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 070.4/49947086 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Journalism and the Political; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; part I; Developing a story; Pragmatic deconstruction; The circulation of discourse; Metaphorical politics; Part II; Responsibility management; Balance and binaries; Complexity reduction; Part III; Positive' discourse analysis; Concluding thoughts; References; Index; The series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture.
Summary: Journalism is often thought of as the 'fourth estate' of democracy. This book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures, inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international news coverage of post-Soviet Russia, including the Beslan hostage-taking, Gazprom, Litvinenko and human rights issues, it demonstrates the (re)production of the 'common-sense' social order in which one particular area of the world is more developed.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-243) and index.

Journalism and the Political; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; part I; Developing a story; Pragmatic deconstruction; The circulation of discourse; Metaphorical politics; Part II; Responsibility management; Balance and binaries; Complexity reduction; Part III; Positive' discourse analysis; Concluding thoughts; References; Index; The series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture.

Journalism is often thought of as the 'fourth estate' of democracy. This book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures, inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international news coverage of post-Soviet Russia, including the Beslan hostage-taking, Gazprom, Litvinenko and human rights issues, it demonstrates the (re)production of the 'common-sense' social order in which one particular area of the world is more developed.

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