Narrative strategies in the origin of journalism: An analysis of the first Spanish-language gazettes

  • Authors
  • Díaz Noci, Javier
  • UPF authors
  • DIAZ NOCI, JAVIER;
  • Type
  • Artículos de investigación
  • Journal títle
  • Anàlisi : quaderns de comunicació i cultura
  • Publication year
  • 2017
  • Number
  • 56
  • Pages
  • 15-31
  • ISSN
  • 0211-2175
  • Publication State
  • Publicado
  • Abstract
  • Journalism as a narrative genre is the topic of our study. Before becoming periodical, newssheets adopted many forms at the end of the sixteenth and all the seventeenth centuries, which we aim to typologize before conducting a corpus-based analysis (Biber, 2009, 2012), in which pre-determined categories will be applied in search of patterns. In order to prove the validity and productivity of this approach in an exploratory way, we have applied those methods to a reduced corpus of some of the first gazette-type printed newssheets in Spanish language, so to extend in further research this strategy longitudinally to many other corpora of miscellaneous newssheets. This first tentative sample is composed by four newssheets published from 1597 to 1621, being our goal to trace the patterns and continuities of a narratological model for the the first times of Spanish journalism. In our opinion, and following an Italian style detailed by Panfilo Persico in Il Segretario (Venice, 1620), the newswriting narrative strategies, at least in the Mediterranean area, was consolidated most especially during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648, and are present in the Spanish gazettes even in one of the most flourishing periods of activity, the decade of 1683 because of the Turkish Wars (Díaz Noci, 2008).
  • Complete citation
  • Díaz Noci, Javier. Narrative strategies in the origin of journalism: An analysis of the first Spanish-language gazettes. Anàlisi quaderns de comunicació i cultura 2017; (56): 15-31.
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