THEME:

Shaping realities in news reporting from Early Modern English to the dawn of the twentieth century

SOCIO-HISTORICAL CONTEXT:

 

.. How can historical events be inferred from news discourse (for example, the positioning of newspapers vis-a-vis the major historical events of the period / How did newspapers discursively reflect the major historical events)?

.. What was the role of news publications in the shaping of social and political circumstances?

.. How do the different styles of news publication echo existing social settings?

DISCOURSE PRACTICES:

 

.. Alterations in print practices during the period and their effect on reporting news

.. Emerging journalistic discourses 

.. Linguistic shapings of the journalistic style