Manipulation in British and Ukrainian reporting of Mh17 Downing

Shurma, Svitlana (2018) Manipulation in British and Ukrainian reporting of Mh17 Downing In: 14th ESSE Conference Abstracts, 29 Aug – 2 Sep 2018, Brno.

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Media manipulation occurs at the stage of verbal and visual shaping of data received from the site of an event. When manipulation occurs, values and beliefs of the target audience are challenged. In this sense media manipulation can be viewed as a kind of violence act. Even though lie often accompanies manipulation and is associated with it, the former is used as a tool of the latter. The difference between the two lies in their directionality: lie is aimed at another person, but manipulation is targeted at receiving benefit for oneself. Lies may be used in the media, but by structuring the narrative in this or that way, media can still manipulate information without resorting to lying. For instance, British BBC and Ukrainian TSN foreground some agents of action involved in MH17 tragedy and foreshadow other. Visual metaphors and metonymies also play an important role in creation of an intrigue matrix necessary for a successful narrative. And finally, in the news narratives “landscape of action” always dominates over the “landscape of consciousness”. However, the BBC would still offer stories where the voices of victims are heard, while TSN would almost exclusively focus on official opinions, in this way trying to cover the guilt for not doing enough to prevent the tragedy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: CDA; social actor; manipulation
Subjects: Наукові конференції > Міжнародні
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра англійської філології та перекладу
Depositing User: Доцент Світлана Григорівна Шурма
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 06:40
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 06:40

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