Hybridisierung oder Verschwinden des ,Erklärstücks‘? Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“, samt phänomenologischer Interpretation der Befunde

  1. Hans W. Giessen ORCiD: 0000-0002-4024-1664


Hybridization or disappearance of the explaining editorial? The example of “Süddeutsche Zeitung”: Research and a phenomenological interpretation

The traditional concept of news journalism in Germany focused on the strict separation between “objective” and “subjective” text patterns. Since the late sixties, this traditional concept began to slowly disappear. The article thus tries to examine the patterns on “Süddeutsche Zeitung’s” “Meinungsseite” (editorial page). The result is that in this paper no difference between “commenting editorials” and “explaining editorials” can be found today. The interpretation focuses on the fact that explaining segments nowadays are an integrated part of traditional “objective” articles. Thus, there is no need for “explaining editorials” anymore. In spite of the fact that there still is, out of historical reasons, a section of “explaining editorials”, all editorials of today’s “Süddeutsche Zeitung” are commenting

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Germanica Wratislaviensia

136, 2012

Pages from 111 to 122

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