"Man Bites Dog": Style and Structure in the Discourse of the Press
"Man Bites Dog": Style and Structure in the Discourse of the Press

Author(s): Ioana-Gabriela Nan
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Accent Publisher
Keywords: newspaper; news story; feature; reporting; structure; inverted pyramid; lead; narrative

Summary/Abstract: The article proposes a comparison between the "hard news" straightforward reporting style and its inverted pyramidal structure, and the softer, less normative style and structure of feature writing. It is a brief excursion into journalistic practices of the past and present as defined by the American press.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: VI-VII
  • Page Range: 61-67
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English