On Monday 4 March 2013, 13:00-16:00, David Mathieu will defend his PhD thesis:
A Contextual Approach to the Mediation of News Discourse:
A Cross-Cultural Study of News Comprehension Situated in Language, Culture and Cognition
From the abstract: “Taking its point of departure in a critique of reception research and psychological approaches to the comprehension of news, this project seeks to explore the role of the contextual contribution of recipients to the comprehension of mediated discourse such as news, within a view of reception as meaning convergence between the text and the audience.”
David Mathieu is in the Ørecomm group and Ørecomm co-director Thomas Tufte is head of the PhD assessment committee. The thesis is available for download here.