Dr. Keith Saliba, JU assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Media, recently published research on Literary War Journalism in the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research.
The Abstract for the article, titled “Literary War Journalism: Framing and the Creation of Meaning,” states:
Relatively few studies have systematically analyzed the ways literary journalists construct meaning within their narratives. This article employed rhetorical framing analysis to discover embedded meaning within the text of John Sack’s Gulf War Esquire articles. Analysis revealed several dominant frames that in turn helped construct an overarching master narrative — the “takeaway,” to use a journalistic term. The study concludes that Sack’s literary approach to war reportage helped create meaning for readers and acted as a valuable supplement to conventional coverage of the war.
The scholarly journal is published by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Saliba’s full article, written with Ted Geltner, assistant professor of journalism at Valdosta State University in Georgia, is in Vol. 13, No. 2 Summer 2012. It can be read at http://aejmcmagazine.arizona.edu/Journal/Summer2012/SalibaGeltner.pdf.