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A CDA approach to analysing BBC Television’s Newsnight reports on the Israel/Palestine conflict
This paper sets out to analyse recent BBC Newsnight reports on the Israel/Palestine conflict utilising Fairclough’s approach to Critical Discourse Analysis. The aims of this study are to explore the explanatory power of Fairclough’s three levels of analysis – context, interaction, text – in the light of the criticisms of this approach by Greg Philo of the Glasgow University Media Group (2007); and to attempt to discover whether the results of Philo and Berry’s (2011) study of mainstream news coverage of Israel/Palestine also apply to Newsnight.
The findings suggest that CDA’s three levels of analysis have a considerable amount of explicatory power. In this case, proposing that aspect s of the way that the conflict are reported as revealed by linguistic description of texts, can be interpreted by reference to the institutional order of discourse (BBC TV news production), and explained in terms of the context of the BBC’s relationship with the state and the UK government’s foreign policy. This research further indicates that a number of Philo and Berry’s findings on the way in which mainstream news programmes report the Israel/Palestine conflict also apply to Newsnight.
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