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The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple


The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach, it brings together corpus linguistics and multimodal discourse analysis in new empirical studies of the news media. The introduction and Parts I to II (chapters 2‒5) introduce readers to the theoretical and analytical underpinnings of the book, including an explanation of discursive news values analysis (DNVA) and a comprehensive description of frameworks for ... More

Keywords: news values, newsworthiness, news discourse, social media, journalism, corpus linguistics, multimodality, semiotics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190653934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Bednarek, author
Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Helen Caple, author
Senior Lecturer, The University of New South Wales