[csaa-forum] THIS FRIDAY: Media at Sydney, Monika Bednarek & Helen Caple, Constructing values in the news, 2 May

Cesar Albarran Torres cesar.albarrantorres at sydney.edu.au
Mon Apr 28 10:26:02 CST 2014

 Media at Sydney presents

Constructing values in the news

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

News values, the values that determine the newsworthiness of an event, have been researched from many perspectives and across several disciplines. They are said to impact heavily on journalistic practice and, as some argue, ‘govern each stage of the reporting and editing process’ (Cotter 2010: 73). In our own work, we take a complementary, discursive perspective from which we can conceptualize news values in terms of how newsworthiness is established through verbal and visual resources. A discursive perspective on news values allows us to systematically investigate how these values are constructed in the different types of textual material involved in the newsprocess (e.g. press release, interview, images, news story).

Date: Friday 2nd May, 2014

Time: 15:00-16:30

Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.
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Monika Bednarek is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and an Affiliate in the Department of Media and Communications. Her research interests include language use in the mass media, with specific focus on news discourse and fictional TV series. Her books in this area include: News Discourse (2012, Bloomsbury, with Helen Caple), The Language of Fictional Television (2010, Continuum), Evaluation in Media Discourse (2006, Continuum) and the edited volume Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series (2011, John Benjamins, co-edited with Roberta Piazza and Fabio Rossi). Most recently, she has collaborated on a project on news values with Helen Caple, as a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford).

Helen Caple is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Journalism at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research interests centre on press photography, text-image relations and the construction of news values in images. She is also exploring more broadly the role of press photography in contemporary journalism, including in the online environment. This work has resulted in a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan entitled Photojournalism: A Social Semiotic Approach (2013) as well as book chapters and several articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Most recently, she has collaborated on a project on news values with Monika Bednarek, as a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford).

Media at Sydney is presented by the
Department of Media and Communications<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/>, University of Sydney

For more information contact
Dr Fiona Martin
T: 0428391122 or 02 90365098
E: fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au<mailto:fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au>
M: 0428 391 122

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