Ties that bind : a critical discourse analysis of the coverage of the millennium development goals in the Mail and Guardian

Marquis, D. E. (2009) Ties that bind : a critical discourse analysis of the coverage of the millennium development goals in the Mail and Guardian. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This study analysed the representation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Mail and Guardian from 2000 to 2007. It drew on perspectives from cultural studies, the constructionist approach to representation and the sociology of news production. Through the use of the quantitative and qualitative research methods, content analysis and critical discourse analysis, this study established first, that few significant changes have occurred within the newspaper’s coverage of the MDGs during this period, and second, that the people most affected by the MDGs and affiliated programmes are seriously under-represented and that the manner of representation marginalises and subordinates them.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Journalism; millennium development goals; discourse analysis; cultural studies; Mail and Guardian
Subjects:A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
Supervisors:Brand, R.
ID Code:1575
Deposited By: Nicolene Mvinjelwa
Deposited On:05 Mar 2010 14:24
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:20
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