Title

Al-Jazeera and the Arab Uprisings: The Language of Images and a Medium’s Stancetaking

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Publication Source

Communication, Culture, & Critique

Volume

7

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

397–414

DOI

10.1111/cccr.12058

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Communication

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