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Newspapers' production of common sense: the 'greenie madness' or why should we read editorials?


Rupar, V, Newspapers' production of common sense: the 'greenie madness' or why should we read editorials?, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 8, (5) pp. 591-610. ISSN 1464-8849 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1464884907081056


This article examines editorial discourse and newspapers' production of 'common sense' in relation to issues of public concern. Using a case study of editorials published on genetic engineering in New Zealand, the article discusses how discursive characteristics of one journalistic practice (reporting facts in the 'news') influence another journalistic practice (expressing opinion in the 'editorial'). Focusing on the newspaper genre that communicates 'views', the article investigates the manner in which editorials achieve their persuasive goals, and examines how particular components of journalistic discourse, such as headlines, topics and the editorial structure, contribute to public discussion about important issues in society. Copyright © 2007 SAGE Publications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication across languages and culture
UTAS Author:Rupar, V (Ms Verica Rupar)
ID Code:51331
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-06-14

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