A new paper on the History of Portuguese Press and Regional Press History has just been released: The development of portuguese journalistic discourse- case study on regional madeira press in early 20th century in Comunicação Pública Journal.
European reluctance to adopt the Anglo-American discursive standard of journalism had for consequence that the incorporation of the new journalistic discourse had different rates of implementation reflecting distinct evolutions.
In this paper, we contribute to a historical and comparative study of the Portuguese journalistic discourse through the case study of two Madeira’s regional newspapers in the second decade of the 20th century - Diário de Notícias (Madeira) and Diário da Madeira - by the time of the bombing of Funchal in 1916 and 1917 by German submarines during World War I. Fundamentally, the study is about a genealogy of the discursive practices of regional and insular Portuguese journalism.
The paper concludes that, although Madeira’s journalism manifest, in small notes, this influence, the basic principles of the Anglo-American discursive pattern of journalism were not completely developed. Objectivity, inverted pyramid and neutral journalistic voice seem not to be yet key elements of journalistic discourse at the time of the bombings of Funchal. Instead, in the newspapers tends to predominate a kind of discourse close to that characteristic of an opinion press.
Samuel Mateus, « O desenvolvimento do discurso jornalístico em Portugal - Estudo de caso da imprensa regional madeirense de inícios do séc. XX », Comunicação Pública[Online], Vol.12 nº 22 | 2017, posto online no dia 30 Junho 2017.
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