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Title: Fragmentary narrative reasoning : on the enthymematic structure of journalistic storytelling
Authors : Perrin, Daniel
Zampa, Marta
et. al : No
Published in : Studies in Communication Sciences
Volume(Issue) : 18
Issue : 1
Pages : 173
Pages to: 189
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Seismo
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Storytelling; Journalistic writing; Argumentation; Narration; Enthymeme
Subject (DDC) : 070: News media, journalism and publishing
400: Language, linguistics
808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: Journalists worldwide conceive of their work mostly as writing stories, because the narrative mode is extremely effective in delivering information to all social categories. Nonetheless, journalists hardly ever tell a whole story that complies with the criteria contemplated by narratology. Instead, they tell parts of a story and let the audience supply the rest, an operation made possible by the fact that narrative patterns are culturally shared by newswriters and their audiences. In this paper, we investigate some examples of fragmentary narratives as well as the journalists’ strategic reasons for using them, combining approaches to storytelling and to argumentation. The case studies are taken from Corriere del Ticino, the main Italian-language newspaper in Switzerland.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.24434/j.scoms.2018.01.012
ISSN: 1424-4896
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