In the context of his ongoing study on A Day in the News – a quantitative and qualitative comparison of nine British newspapers on a single day, 19 August 2015 – Morini analyses three different stories told about a single violent event that had taken place two days earlier : a bombing in a Thai shrine that killed 20 people, including a British law student. Combining the methods of Multimodality and Close-reading Stylistics, these three accounts are compared in terms of reader involvement, in order to gauge different levels of ‘proximity’ and ‘distance’. From this point of view, « The Times », the « Daily Star » and « The Sun » offer complementary but internally consistent news reports – the linguistic strategies employed in each newspaper being mirrored at all times by their choices of layout and photographic documentation.

Bombers and Terrorists: The Stylistics of News Stories

MORINI, MASSIMILIANO
2017-01-01

Abstract

In the context of his ongoing study on A Day in the News – a quantitative and qualitative comparison of nine British newspapers on a single day, 19 August 2015 – Morini analyses three different stories told about a single violent event that had taken place two days earlier : a bombing in a Thai shrine that killed 20 people, including a British law student. Combining the methods of Multimodality and Close-reading Stylistics, these three accounts are compared in terms of reader involvement, in order to gauge different levels of ‘proximity’ and ‘distance’. From this point of view, « The Times », the « Daily Star » and « The Sun » offer complementary but internally consistent news reports – the linguistic strategies employed in each newspaper being mirrored at all times by their choices of layout and photographic documentation.
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