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Analysing Newspapers: An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis

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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 ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 9th 2006)
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Titus Hjelm
Not only is this the best introduction to critical news analysis, but also, I think, currently the best introduction to critical discourse analysis. Richardson clarifies Fairclough's apparatus considerably and adds a healthy, politically grounded dimension. The examples are superb, and although one sometimes wonders whether the linguistic aspects dictate interpretation as much as CDA assumes, this book is pure gold.
As the subtitle is put, it's 'an approach from critical discourse analysis'. The book is very well organized and is filled with plenty of examples.

In the conclusion part of the book, we read:

"The way people speak or write is fundamentally related to the audience they are speaking or writing for."

"When analysing the text-discursive features of newspapers, you should look at texts and think: How could this have been different?" and

"…[A good] analysis [should be] understanding of the often-difficul
This book could have (should have?) existed as a longer journal article. Richardson did not need over 200 pages to prove his point.
Budi Kurniawan
A great book to introduce us into newspapers discourse analysis. It has clear and easy to understand language, and presents the topics in a structured and logical way. The explanation is very thorough, consisting of text analysis, discursive practice analysis and social practice analysis. It really sheds light to critical discourse analysis for me.
Fira Nursya'bani
Some may feel that journalism exists to entertain us –indeed that is simply part of the ‘entertainment industry’.
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