Social media and journalistic discourse analysis: 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis

Item Type Journal paper

This study analyzes the journalistic discourses on social media in order to find out the position of Venezuelan and international press in the coverage of 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis. Drawing on Borrat’s and Enguix Oliver’s theoretical approaches regarding newspapers and social networks, and through CDA models of Fairclough and Richardson, this research aims to understand to what extent the national quality newspapers such as El Nacional, El Universal, and Últimas Noticias, and the international ones as The New York Times, The Guardian, El País, and Le Monde participated in the Venezuelan political conflict and constructed the respective political narratives through Instagram. The findings show that both national and international press participated as external narrators in the political conflict and highlight the role of newspapers as political actors and social media as a tool in their hands.

Authors Alizadeh Afrouzi, Omid
Journal or Publication Title Discourse & Communication
Language English
Keywords critical discourse analysis, discursive strategies, El Nacional, El País, El Universal, journalistic discourse, Juan Guaidó, Instagram, Le Monde, news in the press, Nicolás Maduro, political actor, social media, textual analysis, The Guardian, The New York Times, Últimas Noticias, Venezuela
Subjects social sciences
political science
other research area
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 4 October 2020
Publisher SAGE Publications
Volume 15
Number 1
Page Range 3-24
ISSN 1750-4813
ISSN-Digital 1750-4821
Publisher DOI
Official URL
Depositing User Lic., M.A. Omid Alizadeh Afrouzi
Date Deposited 11 Oct 2020 00:47
Last Modified 11 Jan 2021 11:29


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Alizadeh Afrouzi, Omid (2020) Social media and journalistic discourse analysis: 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis. Discourse & Communication, 15 (1). 3-24. ISSN 1750-4813

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