Home » Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends: A Narratological Analysis of Selected Journalistic Reportages by Nora Berning
Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends: A Narratological Analysis of Selected Journalistic Reportages Nora Berning

Narrative Means to Journalistic Ends: A Narratological Analysis of Selected Journalistic Reportages

Nora Berning

Published November 12th 2010
ISBN : 9783531179100
Paperback
158 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Nora Berning grasps the narrative potential of journalistic reportages via a set of narratological categories. Spurred by an interdisciplinary framework, she builds on transgeneric narratological research and shows that journalistic reportages can beMoreNora Berning grasps the narrative potential of journalistic reportages via a set of narratological categories. Spurred by an interdisciplinary framework, she builds on transgeneric narratological research and shows that journalistic reportages can be described, analyzed, and charted with categories that originate in structuralist narratology. The author spells out minimal criteria for particular types of reportages, and challenges the argument that journalism and literature have distinct, non-overlapping communicative goals. By showing that the reportage is a hybrid text type that seeks to inform, educate, and entertain, this study advances a re-conceptualization of journalism and literature as two fields with permeable borders.