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From KL to Beijing: MH370, the media and the meaning of a disaster


Halim, Rohizah (2014) From KL to Beijing: MH370, the media and the meaning of a disaster. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 171-177. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

News texts are the product of journalistic practices and organizational routines, buttressed by socio-cultural norms of a particular society.The tragedy of flight MH370 is a way to understand how Malaysian media construct a crisis that last happened in 1977. To understand how Malaysian newspapers understood the event, a critical discourse analysis approach is applied to two newspapers.News organizations in Malaysia – as baffled by the event as the officials and starved of information – construct their own meaning of the air disaster.This study concludes that newspapers construction of the tragedy reveal the socio-cultural make-up of news production practices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: MH370; media discourse; critical discourse analysis; disaster news
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mrs. Rohizah Halim
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 08:35
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 02:17
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13017

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