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    Telling the Truth About Power? Journalism Discourses and the Facilitation of Inequality.Henry Silke, Fergal Quinn & Maria Rieder - 2019 - Critical Discourse Studies 16 (3):241-247.
    The issue of socio-economic inequality has after many decades of benign neglect, in both the academy and journalism, become an increasingly important question. The economic crisis, beginning in 2007/2008 and followed by years of austerity has exasperated class and regional division. There have been numerous socio-economic and political outcomes from this; not least the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump, both unimaginable a decade ago. The role of journalism and the wider media in the production (...)
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    Her Name Was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide.Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast & Audrey Galvin - 2019 - Critical Discourse Studies 16 (3):312-329.
    ABSTRACTThe evolution and adaptation of journalistic practice in response to discourses taking place in networked and shared media environments and the implications of same have been the focus of much academic attention in recent years. This paper examines the agenda-setting potential of Twitter and considers how this feeds into and affects journalistic output. It does so by applying a Critical Discourse Analysis framework in considering whether reportage on particular news events are re-framed in the aftermath of Twitter campaigns. In August (...)
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    Discourses of Tragedy: A Comparative Corpus-Based Study of Newspaper Reportage of the Berkeley Balcony Collapse and Carrickmines Fire.Fergal Quinn & Elaine Vaughan - 2019 - Critical Discourse Studies 16 (3):330-346.
    ABSTRACTHierarchies of information –inclusion, omission and presentation of society and its citizenry – is a critical aspect of news presentation. This paper looks at newspaper reportage of two tragic events in 2015: a balcony collapse in Berkeley, USA, in which six Irish students died; and a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines, Ireland, which claimed the lives of four adults and six children who were members of the Irish Traveller community. This latter group are an officially recognised indigenous ethnic (...)
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