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Dialogue and Dissemination in News Media Interviews

Craig, Geoffrey (2010) Dialogue and Dissemination in News Media Interviews. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 11 (1). pp. 75-90. ISSN 1464-8849. E-ISSN 1741-3001. (doi:10.1177/1464884909350644) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article analyses the nature of the dialogue of broadcast news media interviews and their public dissemination and argues that political interviews are fundamentally contestable and indeterminate encounters. In contrast to theoretical and journalistic accounts that see conflict and disagreement in news media interviews as problems that need to be minimized and overcome, this article states that the dialogical account of language employed in the work of Bakhtin and Vološinov and agonistic political theory more accurately capture the communicative dynamics of news media interviews. It follows that the function of journalistic interviewers should be cast less in terms of producing consensus and mutual understanding and more in terms of keeping the political open.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1464884909350644
Uncontrolled keywords: journalism, dialogue, dissemination, media interviews
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4731 Journalism
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P95.8 Communication. Political aspects.
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P90 Communication. Mass Media
H Social Sciences
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Geoffrey Craig
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2014 17:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41991 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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