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Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science Comparative analysis of genres "editorial" and "op-ed" [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(10): 23-29 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.36034

Comparative analysis of genres "editorial" and "op-ed"

Ekaterina Andreevna Nikonova
English Department 3, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia

Digital technologies have changed the newspaper a lot, causing its genre evolution. In the focus of this research there are two genres – editorial and op-ed – which initially emerged as contrasting text formats whose opposition was realized in two ways: they are placed on the “opposite” pages as well as they transmit “opposite positions”. However as newspapers went online this “opposition” has lost its relevance. The aim of our research was to analyze the current state of both genres with an emphasis on their interrelation. For this purpose we analyzed 100 editorial and op-ed texts from the online versions of the leading English broadsheets The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Washington Post from 2019-2021 in terms of their social setting, purpose, the intended audience, topic, structure and style. The results of the analysis demonstrated that both genres are focused on expressing independent opinions, are highly expressive and focus on a variety of topics, thus structure and intended audience differ. The original concept of the genres demonstrating balance of opinions has blurred.

Keywords: editorial, op-ed, opinion articles, newspaper journalism

Ekaterina Andreevna Nikonova. Comparative analysis of genres "editorial" and "op-ed". ALRJournal. 2021; 5(10): 23-29

Corresponding Author: Ekaterina Andreevna Nikonova, Russia
Manuscript Language: English
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