An investigation into the subjectivity in Saudi newspaper : hard news from appraisal perspective

Other Title(s)

تحقيق حول ذاتية الصحف السعودية في نقل الأخبار القاسية : دراسة من منظور تقييمي

Author

al-Rabii, Amani Abd Allah

Source

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (30 Jun. 2019), pp.121-143, 23 p.

Publisher

National Research Center

Publication Date

2019-06-30

Country of Publication

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

No. of Pages

23

Main Topic

Media and Communication

Topics

Abstract EN

This present study addresses the question of how the reporter's evaluated hard news and highlighted the type of news which was appraised mostly by the reporters.

Particularly, it analyses the attitudes of the reporters of Saudi English newspaper.

This research seeks to examine the hard news in particular.

It adapts the critical analysis and the appraisal theory by (Martin & White, 2005) to investigate the data, which comprises 40 reports chosen randomly, posted during 2015-2016 as the most recent reports.The most important findings of this study show that a reporter employed different evaluating strategies while reporting hard news.

These strategies could be illustrated by the following.

Firstly, the occurrences of judgmental instances were the most frequent among other subsystems of attitude and formed 42.5%.

While the Affect instances were formed 32.5% of the total, moreover, appreciative instances were detected apparently in the data but formed only 25%.

Secondly, the instances of positive attitude were a bit more frequent than the negative attitude.

On the other hand, regarding the directness of expressing reporters' attitudes were inscribed.

Finally, which is the most interesting finding is that the reporters revealedtheir attitude extensively toward political report more than other types of hard news.

This study strongly recommends that more writing courses for both academic and professional purposes are integrated into the training program of future news reporters.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Rabii, Amani Abd Allah. 2019. An investigation into the subjectivity in Saudi newspaper : hard news from appraisal perspective. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 3, no. 6, pp.121-143.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896438

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Rabii, Amani Abd Allah. An investigation into the subjectivity in Saudi newspaper : hard news from appraisal perspective. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 3, no. 6 (Jun. 2019), pp.121-143.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896438

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Rabii, Amani Abd Allah. An investigation into the subjectivity in Saudi newspaper : hard news from appraisal perspective. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019. Vol. 3, no. 6, pp.121-143.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-896438

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 141-143

Record ID

BIM-896438