ERIC Number: ED128848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Evening News: Qualitative Assessment and Systematic Analysis.
Kolbenschlag, M. C.
Qualitative studies can be approached through a method analogous to semiotic analysis. In order to avoid arbitrary assessments, news reportage should be subjected to an analysis that will reveal the various logical and technological, mythic and modal structures reflected in the message system. Humanistic inquiry can borrow from structural models appropriate to various disciplines, in interpreting how these structures and processes interrelate. As an example, the evening news is analyzed as a semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic phenomenon. The syntactic pattern and mythic and modal aspects evident in the television format are emphasized. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (59th, College Park, Maryland, July 31-August 4, 1976)