Europe in Crisis: Discourses on Crisis Events in the European Press 1956-2006

Michal Krzyzanowski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article proposes a diachronic, empirically founded and qualitative approach to the examination of constructions of a European Public Sphere in Europe's national news media. By focusing on transnational press-reporting of a set of selected Crisis Events in post-war European history (in the period 1956–2006), different discursive representations of “Europe” (and Europe-related normative notions such as, e.g., “European values”) are studied to show the diversity and heterogeneity of their nationally specific perceptions. Similar discursive patterns and commonalities in discourses across Europe are highlighted, as are the evolving ways of (re-)constructing the tension between the transnational and the national, in the specifically European context. Within the latter, Europe changes its role in news-media discourse over time—from being an adversary or source of problems for the nation, to becoming the “bearer” of common values for all (or at least several) European nation-states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-35
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism Studies
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2009

Fingerprint

event
discourse
news
role change
European history
nation state
Values
examination

Cite this

Europe in Crisis : Discourses on Crisis Events in the European Press 1956-2006. / Krzyzanowski, Michal.

In: Journalism Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 28.01.2009, p. 18-35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Krzyzanowski, Michal. / Europe in Crisis : Discourses on Crisis Events in the European Press 1956-2006. In: Journalism Studies. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 18-35.
@article{3573441a81604901816ffd517d23bf14,
title = "Europe in Crisis: Discourses on Crisis Events in the European Press 1956-2006",
abstract = "This article proposes a diachronic, empirically founded and qualitative approach to the examination of constructions of a European Public Sphere in Europe's national news media. By focusing on transnational press-reporting of a set of selected Crisis Events in post-war European history (in the period 1956–2006), different discursive representations of “Europe” (and Europe-related normative notions such as, e.g., “European values”) are studied to show the diversity and heterogeneity of their nationally specific perceptions. Similar discursive patterns and commonalities in discourses across Europe are highlighted, as are the evolving ways of (re-)constructing the tension between the transnational and the national, in the specifically European context. Within the latter, Europe changes its role in news-media discourse over time—from being an adversary or source of problems for the nation, to becoming the “bearer” of common values for all (or at least several) European nation-states.",
author = "Michal Krzyzanowski",
year = "2009",
month = "1",
day = "28",
doi = "10.1080/14616700802560468",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "18--35",
journal = "Journalism Studies",
issn = "1461-670X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Europe in Crisis

T2 - Discourses on Crisis Events in the European Press 1956-2006

AU - Krzyzanowski, Michal

PY - 2009/1/28

Y1 - 2009/1/28

N2 - This article proposes a diachronic, empirically founded and qualitative approach to the examination of constructions of a European Public Sphere in Europe's national news media. By focusing on transnational press-reporting of a set of selected Crisis Events in post-war European history (in the period 1956–2006), different discursive representations of “Europe” (and Europe-related normative notions such as, e.g., “European values”) are studied to show the diversity and heterogeneity of their nationally specific perceptions. Similar discursive patterns and commonalities in discourses across Europe are highlighted, as are the evolving ways of (re-)constructing the tension between the transnational and the national, in the specifically European context. Within the latter, Europe changes its role in news-media discourse over time—from being an adversary or source of problems for the nation, to becoming the “bearer” of common values for all (or at least several) European nation-states.

AB - This article proposes a diachronic, empirically founded and qualitative approach to the examination of constructions of a European Public Sphere in Europe's national news media. By focusing on transnational press-reporting of a set of selected Crisis Events in post-war European history (in the period 1956–2006), different discursive representations of “Europe” (and Europe-related normative notions such as, e.g., “European values”) are studied to show the diversity and heterogeneity of their nationally specific perceptions. Similar discursive patterns and commonalities in discourses across Europe are highlighted, as are the evolving ways of (re-)constructing the tension between the transnational and the national, in the specifically European context. Within the latter, Europe changes its role in news-media discourse over time—from being an adversary or source of problems for the nation, to becoming the “bearer” of common values for all (or at least several) European nation-states.

U2 - 10.1080/14616700802560468

DO - 10.1080/14616700802560468

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - 18

EP - 35

JO - Journalism Studies

JF - Journalism Studies

SN - 1461-670X

IS - 1

ER -