DN and Diário Madeira newspapers in Funchal Bombings of 1916-1917
During World War I, and especially in 1916 and 1917, Madeira experienced a period of particular dependence on the outside world in which insecurity on the Atlantic navigation further increased the isolation of the archipelago and augmented its difficulties of supplies. Diário de Notícias (Madeira), and Diário da Madeira, the main newspapers at the time, played a key role not only informing the public of the German attacks, as well as triggering a staunch regionalist sentiment, by encouraging the recovery and strongly criticizing Germany.
In this paper we analyze the news coverage given to the Bombing of Funchal on the basis of an evolutionary perspective of the implementation of journalistic discourse in Portugal: the use of the discursive basilar principle of inverted pyramid writing.
Beginning by contextualizing the emergence of Madeiran press on 19th century and by briefly describing the historical event, this paper stresses that, in the context of assumed political revindications by the press, we face the existence of a journalistic discourse where the judgments of an intellectual-journalist are present even though the influence of the anglo-American writing in inverted pyramid is diminished.
Keywords: History of the Press in Macaronesia; Portuguese Regional Press; I World War; Funchal Bombings;
Mateus, Samuel (2018), O Diário de Notícias (Madeira) e o Diário da Madeira na cobertura dos Bombardeamentos do Funchal de 1916 e 1917 In Yanes, Julio, Carrascosa, Lara (ed.), Historia y Comunicación Social en la Macaronesia- actas del III Congreso Internacional, Tenerife, Ediciones Densura, pp.67-82
You can read it in here: https://www.academia.edu/38456844/O_Diário_de_Notícias_Madeira_e_o_Diário_da_Madeira_na_cobertura_dos_Bombardeamentos_do_Funchal_de_1916_e_1917_DN_and_Diario_Madeira_newspapers_in_Funchalk_Bombings_of_1916-1917
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