Media Agenda-Setting and Framing in the Second Gulf War
This book will appeal to media and communication and public opinion researchers. It is a corpus-based study of the agenda-setting and framing effects of the print media on public opinion, and examines US and UK newspapers’ use of reporting strategies to shape their readers’ attitude towards the Second Gulf War. These strategies consist of four analytic tools, namely discourse presentation categories, discourse presentation sub-categories, subjectivity markers and reporting signals (mainly verbs). This investigation reveals that the choice of reporting strategies is not only ideologically-driven, but is also highly determined by other parameters such as country, style, and genre.
Dorra Maalej is a Lecturer in Linguistics at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis of the University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. She received a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis of the University of Carthage, Tunisia, and her research interests are Critical Discourse Analysis and Media Studies. Her major area of investigation is modality in American and British broadsheets and tabloids. Her recent publications are “Modality in Reporting Strategies: Focus on British Tabloids and Broadsheets” in From deconstructing narrative vehicles to la ré-écriture (2017) and “The representation of Gulf War II in the Washington Post from 20th to 21st March 2003: An interdisciplinary approach" in TAYR Quarterly Journal, 6(2), 103-113 (2019).
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