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Understanding News by John Hartley

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10  CRITICIZING THE NEWS: WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO FIND IT

Simply following the news from day to day can be an enjoyable and interesting occupation in itself. But you can do more than merely get what you’re given. Whilst there is little choice in the texts you’re offered to read, you can choose several different ways of reading them. In this way you can make much more out of the given news texts and transform consumer enjoyment into a more productive activity.

For example, you can concentrate in turn on the way the news text is made to ‘make sense’; on the ideological meanings it promotes; and on its appeal to your desire and pleasure, by which means it seeks to establish an identification between your ‘discursive formation’, or sense of self, ...

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