Discursive News Values Analysis (DNVA)

About this site

This is a website dedicated to discursive news values analysis (DNVA). This is a novel approach to the analysis of news values that we most recently discuss in our book The Discourse of News Values (Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple, Oxford University Press).

On this site we provide a brief introduction to what we mean by DNVA, and point to published research applying DNVA. We also provide our coding manuals as well as additional materials that may be read and referred to in conjunction with the various case studies discussed in The Discourse of News Values.


About Monika

Monika Bednarek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is a corpus-based discourse analyst and a media linguist with particular interests in the language of news and televisual narratives. Monika is the author of three books on mass media discourse and one on the language of emotion/affect. Her books on news discourse are Evaluation in Media Discourse (2006) and News Discourse (2012, with Helen Caple). More information about Monika is available at her website, and you can follow her on Academia and Twitter or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

About Helen

Helen Caple is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. As a social semiotician, her research interests centre on the construction of meaning in photographs, in particular in photojournalism, and on intersemiotic relations between words and images. Helen has authored two books on news discourse:  News Discourse (2012, with Monika Bednarek) and Photojournalism: A Social Semiotic Approach (2013). You can connect with Helen's research on Academia, and through her website.