oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Pre-election coverage by SABC-TV of the 1989 general election : a case study in news construction

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



This article is based on the findings of a group of eleven specialists (WITS) who were commissioned by IDASA to monitor SABC�TV news coverage of the run-up to the 1989 general election. The report attempts to be a �case-study� in the construction of television news, employing discourse theory and the semiotics of film and communication in preference to the traditional quantitative approach.

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