Rhetoric and Argumentation. Approaching journalism as a rhetorical performance

Bokor, Tamás (2013) Rhetoric and Argumentation. Approaching journalism as a rhetorical performance. . (Unpublished)

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This paper is aimed to describe all the texts of journalism as rhetorical performances in a general theoretic frame. According to the author’s point of view, all types of articles published in printed as well as online media can be reconstructed and explained by the devices of rhetoric. For first we go through chronologically the different explanations of rhetoric, getting to the postmodern era with “nethoric”. After describing the properties of the latter, we observe the impact of rhetoric on professional and civic journalism. Underlining the main arguments of the paper, we will show a Hungarian case study on the attitudes and rhetorical evaluation towards a particular speech. In the end, we summarize the most used informal (non-categorical) argumentative devices and tools in rhetoric and argumentation.

Item Type:Other
Uncontrolled Keywords:rhetoric, argumentation, journalism
Divisions:Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Behavioural Sciences and Communication Theory
Subjects:Media and communication
ID Code:2871
Deposited By: Dr. Tamás Bokor
Deposited On:11 Sep 2017 08:44
Last Modified:12 Sep 2017 07:59

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