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ERIC Number: EJ611166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1057-0314
Constructing Moral Authority: "We" in the Discourse of Television News.
Baym, Geoffrey
Western Journal of Communication, v64 n1 p92-111 Win 2000
Contributes to scholarship advancing the understanding of human communication. Examines how journalists construct their authority to tell moralizing stories. Shows how journalists construct a discursive strategy asserting their right to serve as moral agents on two levels: as "institutional we," determining the "facts," and as "representative we" speaking with the voice of community. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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