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Reporting on M/S Estonia: Media-on-media events and interprofessional boundary work
1998 (English)In: Text - an interdisciplinary journal for the study of discourse, ISSN 0165-4888, Vol. 18, no 2, 291-299 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The media coverage following MS Estonia catastrophy was criticized for its instrusiveness and its tendency towards the exploitation of individual human suffering. As with any media coverage, access to the debate is crucial to any potential participant. When the debate concerns criticism directed against media behavior, we are confronted with media-on-media events. The analysis of metacommunication and interproffesional discourse in these media-on-media shows that these are almost exclusively dominated by the voices of the news workers. Potentional external voices, if heard at all, are marginalized, and attempts at a critique from others professionals are effectively displaced by various strategies. The notion of recontextualization helps us to understand how both discursive and ideological strategies are utilized in inter-professional boundary work.

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1998. Vol. 18, no 2, 291-299 p.
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Boundary work, catastrophy, discrimination, interprofessional, discourse, media on media events, recontextualization
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-82706OAI: diva2:498572
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-12 Created: 2012-02-12Bibliographically approved

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