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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ilan, Jonathan, Intertextuality and News Photography Production: International Making of a Pictorial Echo (October 15, 2014). International Journal of Communication 8 (2014), 2879–2898 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3302709

Jonathan Ilan (Contact Author)

Bar-Ilan University ( email )

Ramat Gan
Ramat Gan, 52900
Israel
+97237384243 (Phone)

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