Boosterism as banishment:identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces

Gutsche Jr, Robert (2015) Boosterism as banishment:identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces. Journalism Studies, 16 (4). pp. 497-512. ISSN 1461-670X

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Abstract

This paper performs a qualitative critical discourse analysis of 52 local news articles from four Florida (United States) newspapers to identify and expand the notion of journalistic boosterism. In the paper, I argue that boosterism—everyday news that promotes mediatized notions of a community's dominant traditions, dominant identities, and potential for future prosperities—functions as a form of social control by performing, as banishment, an act that secludes particular social groups from participating in community spaces, social roles, and storytelling. This paper conceptualizes journalistic boosterism as operating via a duality of community building and social banishment, a practice that continues to spread across the globe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journalism Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 89697
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2018 09:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 04:13
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/89697

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