The language of journalism: a multi-genre perspective

Angela Smith, Michael Higgins

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The Language of Journalism aims to provide an accessible, wide-ranging introductory textbook for a range of students. The book explores the significance of a range of linguistic practices occurring in journalism, demonstrating and facilitating the use of analysis in aiding professional journalistic and media practice.
The book introduces the differences in language conventions that develop across media platforms. It covers all the key journalistic mediums available today, including sport, online and citizen journalism alongside the more standard chapters on magazine, newspaper and broadcast journalism. Clearly written and structured, this will be a key text for journalism students.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages152
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2013


  • journalism
  • language
  • multi-genre
  • perspective
  • linguistic practices
  • key journalistic mediums


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