ON THE REPRESENTATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER

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Author:Karin Sabolíková
Science editor:Dr.h.c. Doc. Mgr. Slávka Tomaščíková, PhD.
Year of publication:2020
Available from:23.12.2020
Edition:1st edition
Document type:Monograph
Publication language:English
Number of pages:71
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Note:This research was supported by VEGA Project 1/0447/20 The Global and the Local in Postmillennial Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media, granted by the Ministry of Education, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

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The monograph provides a brief insight into the theory of news structures in the press and, consequently, the theoretical framework of critical discourse analysis is applied in an examination of the structures of news. Critical discourse analysis following the theory and methodology of Teun van Dijk is used to analyse the representation of an industrial dispute, the Miners’ Strike of 1984-1985 in the UK, in the Czechoslovak newspaper Pravda. The aim of the monograph is to examine the ways in which a single news item dealing with an international event was presented in a national newspaper based on its ideological perspective. The presented analysis does not cover all possible aspects of van Dijk’s approach of critical discourse analysis. A variety of issues remains to be explored in order to develop a richer, more complex analysis of the text structures. The monograph also intends to demonstrate that critical discourse analysis can complement more qualitatively the traditional method of quantitative content analysis.

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