Romania in 10 days. Sensational stories - the profile of a TV channel Cover Image

La Roumanie en 10 jours. Le sensationnel: profil d'une chaîne TV
Romania in 10 days. Sensational stories - the profile of a TV channel

Author(s): Nicoleta Corbu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: ESSACHESS
Keywords: TV channel; profile; sensational; news

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the profile of the most famous private TV channel in Romania, PROTV, in a comparative analysis with the public national television, TVR. The analysis (a corpus of 7 p.m. “PROTV News”, from 6 to 16 October 2007) will be focused on the sensational aspect of the news presented in the main News Bulletin, as preferred theme of the news presented on this private TV station, theme which defines in a way its profile, an obvious preference for the tabloid like subjects, sensational ones, compared mainly with those of the public station which has a preference for news from political life. The comparative analysis concerns two main aspects, the theme of the news and their length, while the profile of the private station will be completed by a semantic analysis of the titles of the news, of the way of the presenters’ way of speaking etc. All these aspects will lead to general questions about the nature of information presented on the news nowadays, the way “reality” is constructed by the television etc.

  • Issue Year: I/2008
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 141-166
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: French