A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Washington Posts Ingroup and Outgroup Presentation in the Iran Nuclear Crisis News ReportsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : Samana Nasser Abdulateef;
Page : 1465-1468
Keywords : critical discourse analysis; Ideological Square; discursive strategies; the Iran nuclear crisis;
Essentially, according to media news, The Iran nuclear crisis is said to represent the aggravated tensions and bad consequences following the collapse of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal in early 2018. Therefore, the present study attempts to find out how The Washington Post represents the Iran nuclear crisis in away particular ideologies being propagated in the name of giving the targeted audience factual information. The study aims at investigating ideologies adopted by The Washington Post’s reports in presenting news on the Iran nuclear crisis. To achieve this aim the researcher adopted two models by van Dijk, namely, van Dijk’s political discourse and political ideology (2006), and the Ideological Square (1998) to analyze the data.
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