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Author Cotter, Colleen

Title News talk : investigating the language of journalism / Colleen Cotter

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  PN4781 .C68 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN4781 C68 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-271) and index
Contents An interactional and ethnographic approach to news media language -- Craft and community : reading the ways of journalists -- The ways reporters learn to report and editors learn to edit -- News values and their significance in text and practice -- The "story meeting" : deciding what's fit to print -- The interaction-based nature of journalism -- Story design and the dictates of the "lead" -- "Boilerplate" : simplifying stories, anchoring text, altering meaning -- Style and standardization in news language -- The impact of the news process on media language
LC subject Journalism -- Language
Reporters and reporting
ISBN 9780521819619 (hbk.)
052181961X (hbk.)
9780521525657 (pbk.)
0521525659 (pbk.)