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News Talk : Investigating the Language of Journalism

By: Cotter, Colleen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (296 p.).ISBN: 9780511722653.Subject(s): Journalism -- Language | Reporters and reportingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: News Talk : Investigating the Language of JournalismDDC classification: 070.43 LOC classification: PN4781 .C68 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Goals and objectives; Approach; Data; Chapter organization; My background; Part I The process and practice of everyday journalism; 1 An interactional and ethnographic approach to news media language; 2 Craft and community: Reading the ways of journalists; 3 The ways reporters learn to report and editors learn to edit; Part II Conceptualizing the news; 4 News values and their significance in text and practice; 5 The "story meeting": Deciding what's fit to print
6 The interaction-based nature of journalismPart III Constructing the story: texts and contexts; 7 Story design and the dictates of the "lead"; 8 "Boilerplate": Simplifying stories, anchoring text, altering meaning; 9 Style and standardization in news language; Part IV Decoding the discourse; 10 The impact of the news process on media language; Conclusion and key points; Elements of practice; Reporters as writers; News language and linguistics; Future research; Final words - for now; Epilogue; Appendices; Appendix 1: Story samples
Appendix 2: Outline guide for the analysis of news media languageAppendix 3: Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics; Glossary of news and linguistic terms (a supplement to discussion within the chapters); NEWSROOM TERMINOLOGY; LINGUISTIC TERMS FOR JOURNALISTS AND OTHERS; References; Index
Summary: Provides an insider's view and reveals how language is chosen and shaped into the stories we read and hear.
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Goals and objectives; Approach; Data; Chapter organization; My background; Part I The process and practice of everyday journalism; 1 An interactional and ethnographic approach to news media language; 2 Craft and community: Reading the ways of journalists; 3 The ways reporters learn to report and editors learn to edit; Part II Conceptualizing the news; 4 News values and their significance in text and practice; 5 The "story meeting": Deciding what's fit to print

6 The interaction-based nature of journalismPart III Constructing the story: texts and contexts; 7 Story design and the dictates of the "lead"; 8 "Boilerplate": Simplifying stories, anchoring text, altering meaning; 9 Style and standardization in news language; Part IV Decoding the discourse; 10 The impact of the news process on media language; Conclusion and key points; Elements of practice; Reporters as writers; News language and linguistics; Future research; Final words - for now; Epilogue; Appendices; Appendix 1: Story samples

Appendix 2: Outline guide for the analysis of news media languageAppendix 3: Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics; Glossary of news and linguistic terms (a supplement to discussion within the chapters); NEWSROOM TERMINOLOGY; LINGUISTIC TERMS FOR JOURNALISTS AND OTHERS; References; Index

Provides an insider's view and reveals how language is chosen and shaped into the stories we read and hear.

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News media are everywhere, hence the logic and importance of linguistic study of the language news reporters use. However, as Cotter (Queen Mary, Univ. of London, UK) notes, until recently such studies were few and treated primarily linguists in the UK. Cotter attempts to remedy this by looking at the language of US media, primarily print. She wisely includes examples from not only the major American newspapers but also smaller regional papers. Although at first glance this book may appear similar to others--for example, Norman Fairclough's Media Discourse (1995) and Roger Fowler's Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press (CH, Dec'91, 29-1923)--Cotter quickly sets her study apart from earlier works by examining in depth the process of creating news and how this process puts pressure on journalists to write a certain way. A former journalist herself, Cotter draws on both her experiences and interviews with working reporters, offering keen insights into the behind-the-scenes constraints that shape news stories. This critical scrutiny makes this book a valuable addition to any library and a must read for both linguists and journalists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. P. J. Kurtz Minot State University

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