Netherlands, Maastricht

Media Representations Analysis 1: Texts, Critical Discourse Analysis and News Framing

when 31 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

The role of media before the American presidential elections, the ‘terrorist or freedom fighter’ debates and the question whether European media should speak of immigrants, refugees or asylum seekers underline the continued importance of language in media coverage. This course teaches you the skills necessary to study to study how media texts can be interpreted. How can particular sentences in such a text be interpreted, which issues are problematized, and do things that are not part of the text have relevance as well? What role do the national and ideological context play in the production of this text? And how can you develop a coherent analytical framework and a decent structure for your paper? In a step by process with daily presentations, you address these questions. You write a paper in which you use a qualitative method to analyse a written news article. Interactive lectures and roundtable discussions help you prepare for the different steps in the writing process.

Course leader

Leonhardt van Efferink

Course aim

▪ Designing an analytical framework to study textual representations in the media, in line with your research objectives
▪ Applying qualitative methods from critical discourse analysis and framing analysis to study the possible meanings of media texts
▪ Understanding the role of the national and ideological context in which media operate in the production of news

Fee info

EUR 600: Course


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