Title: Translation in the newsroom : losing voices in multilingual newsflows
Authors : Perrin, Daniel
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Zampa, Marta
Published in : Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies
Volume(Issue) : 6
Issue : 3
Pages : 463
Pages to: 483
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Intellect Ltd.
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Translation; Newsroom; Multilingual; Newsflow; Gatekeeping; Voice
Subject (DDC) : 404.2: Bilingualism and multilingualism
418: Standard language usage
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: The information, events and voices that receive media attention are highly dependent on their linguistic form – when the language is accessible to journalists, the news is more likely to enter public discourse. If the voices are in languages other than that of the region the journalist is writing for, then translation strategies can influence not only the news style but also the selection and perspectivation of the information presented. In this article, we discuss how working between languages inside the newsroom can endanger the flow of accurate information. Among other stakeholders, we focus on journalists as key gatekeepers in global and local newsflows who need to cope with cross-linguistic communication in their processes of news production. Initial analyses show that translation matters in the newsroom, but it is far from being part of systematic professional socialization or subject to quality measures.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1386/ajms.6.3.463_1
ISSN: 2001-0818
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1658
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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