Talking Politics in Broadcast Media

Cross-cultural perspectives on political interviewing, journalism and accountability

ORCID logoMats Ekström | Örebro University
Marianna Patrona | Hellenic Military Academy
ISBN 9789027206336 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027285164 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book is a collection of studies on political interaction in a variety of broadcast, namely news and current affairs programs, political interviews, audience participation programs and radio phone-ins. Following a growing scholarly interest in political discourses, dialogic forms of news production and media talk in general, a number of internationally acclaimed scholars investigate the discursive and interactional practices that give rise to the arena of public politics in contemporary society. Chapters span an array of cultural contexts, as diverse as Sweden, Greece, Belgium (Flanders), the U.K., Spain, Israel, the U.S.A., Australia and China. Authors combine an interest in discourse analysis and conversation analysis with different disciplinary orientations, such as linguistics, media and cultural studies, sociology, political science, and social psychology. The book uncovers current trends in media and political discourse, and will be of interest to both students and scholars of media discourse and politics.
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“This is an important contribution to the growing body of work on the political news interview by leading international analysts of broadcast talk. Of particular interest is the attention paid to changes in the management of news talk over time and its cultural variations from one country to another. Highly recommended for all students of the discourses of news on radio and television.”
“The book is wide ranging in its cultural and geographic spread of broadcast talk involving politicians. Thus it provides great resources for those interested in analysing such talk in an intercultural context, which this book makes clear is useful not only for understanding material from ‘elsewhere’ but also for Anglo-American data. [...] This book is worth its price to have readily available these valuable resources for anyone interested in working on audio or video political interactions be they broadcast or online.”
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2020. Gender matters in questioning presidents. Journal of Language and Politics 19:1  pp. 125 ff. DOI logo
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2013. JMG. Journalism Studies 14:1  pp. 130 ff. DOI logo
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2014. The Mediatization of Political Accountability. Journalism Studies 15:3  pp. 321 ff. DOI logo
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2013. Policy failure or moral scandal? Political accountability, journalism and new public management. Media, Culture & Society 35:8  pp. 960 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats
2012. Gaze work in political media interviews. Discourse & Communication 6:3  pp. 249 ff. DOI logo
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Ekström, Mats & Göran Eriksson
2013. Citizen Participation in Journalist Discourse: Multiplatform Political Interviews in the Swedish Election Campaign 2010. In Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America,  pp. 181 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats, Göran Eriksson, Bengt Johansson & Patrik Wikström
2013. BIASED INTERROGATIONS?. Journalism Studies 14:3  pp. 423 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats, Göran Eriksson & Åsa Kroon Lundell
2013. Live co-produced news: emerging forms of news production and presentation on the web. Media, Culture & Society 35:5  pp. 620 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats & Julie Firmstone
2017. Introduction: A Discourse Analytical Approach to Researching Mediated Political Communication. In The Mediated Politics of Europe,  pp. 3 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats & Richard Fitzgerald
2014. Groundhog Day. Journalism Studies 15:1  pp. 82 ff. DOI logo
Ekström, Mats & Ulla Moberg
2015. ‘Welcome to participate!’: Host activities and caller’s position in Swedish election campaign phone-ins in the 1970s and the 2000s. Journalism 16:5  pp. 654 ff. DOI logo
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Hutchby, Ian
2022. Neutrality, Non-neutrality, and Hybridity in Political Interviews. In Adversarial Political Interviewing,  pp. 25 ff. DOI logo
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2017. Chapter 4. Questioning the questionable. In Argumentation across Communities of Practice [Argumentation in Context, 10],  pp. 73 ff. DOI logo
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Kantara, Argyro
2022. Manifestations of Integrated Hybridity in Journalistic Questioning During the 2012 Elections in Greece. In Adversarial Political Interviewing,  pp. 43 ff. DOI logo
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2017. The micro-politics of sequential organization. Journal of Language and Politics 16:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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2014. Interviewing: Practice, Ideology, Genre, and Intertextuality. Annual Review of Anthropology 43:1  pp. 499 ff. DOI logo
Kroon, Åsa & Daniel Angus
2018. Microphone pokes as prank or political action?. Journal of Language and Politics 17:2  pp. 222 ff. DOI logo
Kroon, Åsa & Göran Eriksson
2016. Messy interviews: changing conditions for politicians’ visibility on the web. Media, Culture & Society 38:7  pp. 1015 ff. DOI logo
Mast, Jelle, Roel Coesemans & Martina Temmerman
2017. Hybridity and the news: Blending genres and interaction patterns in new forms of journalism. Journalism 18:1  pp. 3 ff. DOI logo
Patrona, Marianna
2017. On the Broadcast Spectrum of Citizen Participation: Citizen Talk in the Audience Discussion Genre. In The Mediated Politics of Europe,  pp. 229 ff. DOI logo
Patrona, Marianna
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2021. Question design and the construction of populist stances in political news interviews. Discourse & Communication 15:6  pp. 672 ff. DOI logo
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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