Media and quoting

Understanding the purposes, roles, and processes of quoting in mass and social media

Authored by: Lauri Haapanen , Daniel Perrin

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138014176
eBook ISBN: 9781315673134
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Direct quoting is a distinctive and essential phenomenon in the media, albeit, how it materializes varies according to the medium in which it occurs. In television and radio, the statements drawn from interviews are embedded as sound bites into a media item, whereas in print publications selected quotes-to-be are rendered as quotations. The Internet has allowed for the transgression of this traditional dichotomy, since written items can be published there without concrete printing – and mixed and blended with audio and audiovisual items without traditional broadcasting.

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