The representation of the Amazonian Rainforest in British Newspapers

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title The representation of the Amazonian Rainforest in British Newspapers
Author Massignan Rinaldi Gouveia, Francine
Date 2020
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This paper analyses the representation of the Amazonian rainforest as reported by British newspapers in August 2019. Through a combination ofFairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis Approach and the news values theory of Galtung and Ruge, The CDA analysis examined the discourse as a text, as a discourse practice and as a social practice. The second theory of Galtung and Ruge used in this study identified newsworthy values in the articles from the different newspapers. The results have showed that the Amazonian rainforest is perceived as being an important resource worldwide, while it evokes concern in climate change and in the increase of deforestation. Further, the results based on the theory of news values showed how the greater distance of a nation from the topic leads to greater attention given to elite people or negative events.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32710 Permalink to this page
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