Analysing Newspapers: An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis
John E. Richardson, 2007
Analysing Newspapers provides students of journalism, communication studies and discourse analysis with a systematic, discourse-based framework for the critical study of newspaper reporting. Assuming no prior knowledge of discursive theory, the book explores how the language of journalism works–its power, its function and its effects. Using wide-ranging and highly topical case studies and examples, students are shown discourse analysis of journalism “in action”. Identifying and exploring key linguistic concepts and tools, Richardson provides a detailed introduction to a practical model of critical discourse analysis which students will be able to apply to their own newspaper research.