Type de publication:Articles
Source:Ethnographic Studies, Ticket 10, p.49-68 (2008)
In considering the relevance of media as it emerges from the presentation of the news headlines, we will begin by describing the general sequence of the television news broadcasts into which they are inserted. We will then concentrate on the segment of that sequence extending from the lead-in announcement of the television news up to the presentation of the first news item. Next we will describe in detail the presentation of the news headlines on four channels, three Arab and one British, paying particular attention to the operations of selection, sequencing, hierarchization, and categorization of pertinent information. In the discussion of this description, we will aim to observe how sounds, voice, images, and text are organized in a sequential framework and to analyze the question of relevance insofar as it is the result of an activity of selection and interpretation inscribed in courses of action oriented toward specific goals.
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