The birth of news discourse: changes in news language in British newspapers, 1880-1930

@article{Matheson2000TheBO,
  title={The birth of news discourse: changes in news language in British newspapers, 1880-1930},
  author={Donald Matheson},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={22},
  pages={557 - 573}
}
This article examines some changes in news style in British newspapers between about 1880 and 1930 and proposes that they provide evidence of the emergence of a coherent and self-sufficient discourse of the news. It argues that changes in the ways in which the news has represented the world are as important as technological or economic changes to the development of the 20th-century news form, and that it is therefore important to look closely at issues of language. It suggests that three main… 

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