Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends: A Narratological Analysis of Selected Journalistic Reportages

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 158 pages
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Nora Berning grasps the narrative potential of journalistic reportages via a set of narratological categories. Spurred by an interdisciplinary framework, she builds on transgeneric narratological research and shows that journalistic reportages can be described, analyzed, and charted with categories that originate in structuralist narratology. The author spells out minimal criteria for particular types of reportages, and challenges the argument that journalism and literature have distinct, non-overlapping communicative goals. By showing that the reportage is a hybrid text type that seeks to inform, educate, and entertain, this study advances a re-conceptualization of journalism and literature as two fields with permeable borders.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
15
Theoretical Framework
21
Empirical Analysis
58
Discussion and Outlook
103
9 Bibliography
120
10 Appendices
139
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Nora Berning is a researcher at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where she has specialized in the field of media cultures, with a special emphasis on narrativity in journalism.

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