The Language of Journalism aims to provide an accessible, wide-ranging introductory textbook for a range of students. The book explores the significance of a range of linguistic practices occurring in journalism, demonstrating and facilitating the use of analysis in aiding professional journalistic and media practice.
The book introduces the differences in language conventions that develop across media platforms. It covers all the key journalistic mediums available today, including sport, online and citizen journalism alongside the more standard chapters on magazine, newspaper and broadcast journalism. Clearly written and structured, this will be a key text for journalism students.
Michael Higgins is Director of the Journalism and Creative Writing programme at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has written articles for Discourse Society and Journalism: Theory, Practice Criticism, and is author of the book Media and Their Publics (Open University Press, 2008). He is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (2010). Angela Smith is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, UK. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on media discourses, gender, the portrayal of immigrants, and the representation of politicians. She is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Journalism (Sage, 2009).
Acknowledgements 1.Introduction: Why should we study the language of journalism? 2.Broadcast Journalism 3.Magazine Journalism 4.Newspaper Journalism 5.Sports Journalism 6.Online and Citizen Journalism Bibliography Index