A Critical Discourse Analysis of CNN and Press TV News Websites: A Case of Iran and 5 +1 Deal

A Critical Discourse Analysis of CNN and Press TV News Websites: A Case of Iran and 5 +1 Deal

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Publishing year : 2015

Conference : Third International Conference on Applied Research in Language Studies

Number of pages : 9

Abstract: Iran and 5 + 1 negotiations reached a point on July 14, 2015. It was welcomed by world leaders and many called it a new chapter in Iran's relation to the world, although both Iran and the United States conservatists opposed This paper adopts a critical discourse analysis approach and compares the presentation of the news of this deal in two ideologically different websites: Press TV and CNN. Van Dijk's Idea of Ideological Square and Fairclough's concept of "intertextuality" together With lexicalization and quotation selection were well suited to unmask their ideological bias. With respect to quotation selection and lexicalization, significant differences were found in these two websites coverage of this particular news. This study demonstrated that the choice of quotation patterns and lexicalization is by no means objective or neutral and speech presentations in the news tend to be loaded with ideological bias to achieve political goals