Digital and Written Quotations in a News Text: The Hybrid Genre of Political Opinion Review

  • Marjut JohanssonEmail author


In this chapter, Johansson studies how digital quotations, such as tweets and video, are embedded in a news text. The analysis focuses on the characteristics and looks at the functions of the quotations in a single news text made up almost entirely of quotations. The communicative functions of these quotations vary from neutral (reporting information) to positive (praise/thanking) and negative (complaint/regret). They are organized in this way in different topical sections by a journalist who serves as a mediator between social media and readers. This type of news text is a political opinion review—a remix of quotations that establish relations cross-media. It represents polarized opinions in a struggle in the public sphere.


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  1. 1.Department of French Studies, School of Languages and Translation StudiesUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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