Convergence Content in International On-Line News: Thematic and mythical recurrence in The New York Times and BBC On-Line News

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the presence and absence of thematic and mythical recurrence in online news, considering that online news production is under the influence of transmedia storytelling and, for this reason, could be affected by the presence of myth, as a cultural production that News are, and as receiving the influence of themes and myths in this new sphere. The methodological design consists in determining the extent to which themes, genres and myths are interrelated in the construction of the story. The methodology is divided into the diachronic analysis (relation with genre, plot, obligatory and optional regularities) and the synchronic analysis (thematic recurrence, myth, identification of recurrent themes) and the references are structured and classified. The research concludes that the maintenance of the generic regularities in the quality press in the sample analyzed (The New York Times and BBC On-Line News) reinforces the quality press features, even though the nowadays' journalism crisis and opposite to the introduction of spectacular and banal characteristics in TV news. Copyright © 2012 (Fien Anna Adriaens).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-144
JournalObservatorio
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Convergence culture
  • Online news
  • Thematic recurrence

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