Al-Jazeera and the Arab Uprisings: The Language of Images and a Medium’s Stancetaking
Communication, Culture, & Critique
This study (a) investigates the complex set of emergent meanings from Al-Jazeera's visual narratives about itself, and (b) analyzes how Al-Jazeera's visual texts articulate a broader set of nationalist meanings concerning Qatar, its home country. Rather than a content analysis of language, visual elements are emphasized, which transcend the news story or program content. The “content” here involves not just events themselves but the metatextual meanings emerging from the images woven among programs, promotional videos, and commercial advertisements.
Assem Nasr (2014).
Al-Jazeera and the Arab Uprisings: The Language of Images and a Medium’s Stancetaking. Communication, Culture, & Critique.7 (4), 397–414.