The NewsTalk&Text research group promotes linguistic research on news production processes at the Department of Language and Communication, Ghent University, Belgium. NT&T research focuses on the discursive practices of news practitioners. These include, but are not limited to:

  • the negotiation of news events during press conferences, news interviews, story meetings and editorial practices;
  • how companies, governments and PR agencies write press releases
  • how journalists draw on sources such as press releases to write news articles
  • the impact of technological innovations in media work (e-releases, blogging, participatory journalism)

Methodologically, NT&T adopts a mix of discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, computer-assisted writing process analysis and interactional sociolinguistics.