ISSN: 20010818
First published in 2012
3 issues per volume
Volume 6 Issue 2
Cover Date: June 2017
Language use in Le Monde’s print and online ‘news at a glance’: A potential shift in news media role
purchase PDF
Authors:  Elisabeth Le 
DOI: 10.1386/ajms.6.2.163_1

headlines,democracy,media role,heteroglossia,frames,public spheres

Democracy and media are concepts that go hand in hand. While numerous debates pinpoint to the continuous need to reinforce democracy, financial difficulties keep plaguing western media. In their strategies for news presentations, print and online newspapers may reflect public spheres linked to various types of democracy; this may have an impact on their ability to attract readers. This article explores the print and online ‘news at a glance’ of the French quality daily, Le Monde (LM), through a frame and heteroglossia analysis. This analysis of language use reveals how the introduction of a new technological support has been accompanied by a change towards a more ‘open’ and less authority-prone conception of media function in society, a change that contributes to a shift from an active monitorial to a facilitative news media role.
Your tags: Please login or register if you don't have a user account.
Latest news
20th February 2018
Animafest Zagreb 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies
Read more Read more
20th February 2018
New issue of Indian Theatre Journal 1.2 – out now!
Read more Read more
19th February 2018
Read more Read more


The Big Picture Magazine