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Multimodal Discourse Analysis

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Multimodal discourse analysis is a method that takes into account multiple modes of communication and how they interact with one another.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.
Elisabeth Warren

Elisabeth Warren, clickbait and truth

Column
Jan Blommaert
17/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Elisabeth Warren's statement on her male contenders being "electoral losers" enables us to examine the ways in which clickbait actually works.

Did Brexaustion kill Corbyn's media strategy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
20/12/2019
12 minutes to read

Analyses of Corbyn's social media campaign overlook something: the fact that politics is played out in a weaponized hybrid media field.

Is Zondag met Lubach saving democracy?

Paper
Rosalie Vaarten
09/12/2019
9 minutes to read

Is the Dutch television program Zondag met Lubach or infotainment in general a threat to democracy? Or should we see infotainment programs as saviors of democracy? 

Borat: a Bi-cultural Mockumentary

Paper
Valentina Brkan
29/11/2019
12 minutes to read

As a bi-cultural mockumentary, Borat manages to parody, critique and deconstruct both American and Kazakh culture.

Breaking News: the design of the MH17 crash story

Paper
Andreea-Diana Dobrescu
30/10/2019
11 minutes to read

An analysis of the first twenty-four hours of news reports on the MH17 tragedy presented as Breaking News on CNN. This article zooms in on the gradual design of the breaking news story

The design of breaking news on the Hong Kong protests

Article
Nurbanu Aslan
21/11/2019
15 minutes to read

The Hong Kong protests have caught non-stop media attention for over 100 days. But how do audiences perceive the protests? This article will show you how the story of the protests is designed, narrated, and framed.

hurricane dorian, sharpiegate, immigration, media

Hurricane Dorian: Making news out of breaking news

Article
Vinicio Ntouvlis
05/11/2019
11 minutes to read

A breaking-news event like Hurricane Dorian can stir up public debate on political and social issues through its media coverage. In this case study, we examine how both mainstream and "new" media played a role in shaping such debates around Dorian.

Oslo city after the 2011 bombing

BREAKING: 'Devastating Al-Qaeda attacks in Norway'

Article
Mijke Akkermans
18/11/2019
11 minutes to read

This article investigates how news media worked through the 'breaking news' format in their reports about the 2011 Norway attacks by looking at the presence of experts and witnesses, and the use of the 'muslim-terror' format and its societal effects.