Hot weather, hot topic University of Antwerp
Extreme weather events like the heat wave of 2018 reinforce public attention for climate change. Social media platforms facilitate, define and amplify debate about this topic. They give rise to counterpublic spaces through which counterpublics such as climate sceptics get a stage they would not easily get in mainstream media. Previous research suggests that sceptics use these spaces as safe havens, but also as bases for interventions in the ...
Introduction University of Antwerp
All climate stories worth telling University of Antwerp Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The world is too complex for humans to grasp. Frames and news values (or journalistic selection procedures) make it more intelligible, foregrounding salient elements. Giving shape to reality, both concepts cannot be separated from ideological interests, either. Previous research suggests, accordingly, that frames and newsworthiness take shape in mutual interaction. Yet, the exact nature of this interaction remains unclear as in-depth discursive ...
Looking for prince charming University of Antwerp
Listicles: a journalistic genre for digital media University of Antwerp
Organism or machine? Climate change frames and frame-building in mainstream and alternative media in Flanders University of Antwerp
Linguistic discourse analysis as a tool for analyzing political communication University of Antwerp
This article intended for non-linguists introduces linguistic discourse analysis as a method for unravelling political communication mediated by mass media. After having explained what linguistic discourse analysis exactly means for me, I go on to illustrate a number of resources in this kind of analysis. With the development of linguistics, the toolkit for the analysis of the communicative roles of language has expanded over the years. Whereas ...
Framing climate change University of Antwerp
Absent husbands and whispering voices University of Antwerp
This study examines the textual representation of men in two popular Flemish women's magazines, Het Rijk der Vrouw and Libelle. We compare Het Rijk der Vrouw of 1958 with its successor Libelle of 2008 through building on the tradition of critical discourse analysis. Our analysis of the names used to refer to men in the two magazines illustrates how the representation of men has changed during this period. In 2008, men were found in different ...