Intertextuality and News Photography Production: International Making of a Pictorial Echo
International Journal of Communication 8 (2014), 2879–2898
20 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019
Date Written: October 15, 2014
This article explores intertextuality and the way it connects to international news organizations' production routines as complex moments and sites of conflict. I demonstrate the unique connection by analyzing a specific event covered by an Israeli Reuters photographer, in which a suicide bomber killed an Israeli officer in an attack near the city of Tulkarem. I conduct an interpretive analysis of the event and its coverage, combined with a semiotic analysis of both the " picture of the event " (selected as such by the Reuters photographer) and an older picture taken by a local Israeli news photographer, used as an intertext.
Keywords: news photography, international news agency, intertextuality, cultural identity
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