The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in multimodal news discourse, offering the first book-length treatment of the discursive analysis of news values and the construction of newsworthiness. The book explores how the news is <"sold> " (made newsworthy) to audiences through the semiotic resources of language and image, providing a new analytical framework which can be used by other researchers in their own subsequent studies. It combines
in-depth theoretical discussion with analyses of authentic news discourse (both language and images) from around the English-speaking world, including three empirical case studies: one that analyzes news values around the topic of cycling across different English-speaking cultures; one that analyzes images disseminated by
news media organizations via Facebook; and a third that focuses on the 100 <"most shared> " news items.
Monika Bednarek is Associate Professor in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Helen Caple is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of New South Wales, Australia.