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Manifestations of integrated hybridity in journalistic questioning during the 2012 elections in Greece

Kantara, Argyro 2022. Manifestations of integrated hybridity in journalistic questioning during the 2012 elections in Greece. Feldman, Ofer, ed. Adversarial Political Interviewing: Worldwide Perspectives During Polarised Times, Springer, Singpore, pp. 43-62. (10.1007/978-981-19-0576-6_3)

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In this chapter, I complement research on integrated hybridity in mediated contexts with an analysis of journalistic adversarial questioning during televised election campaign interviews broadcast on public and commercial TV before the Greek 2012 elections. Adopting a conversation analytic perspective, I offer a data-driven analysis of the various manifestations of integrated hybridity in journalistic talk, arguing that Greek journalists employ integrated hybridity in more complex ways than the ones reported in relevant research. In the interviews examined, Greek journalists blend institutional talk with already identified hybrid argumentative techniques and incorporate cultural opposition strategies from ordinary interaction. This practice results in the creation of a distinct type of hybrid adversarial challenge where accountability questioning practices are blended with culture and non-culture-specific, mundane, argumentative forms. This chapter concludes by offering data driven support for a definition of integrated hybridity as the appropriation of ordinary confrontational talk, laughter, and talk related to other broadcast genres by journalists within the activities of making and responding to adversarial challenges during election campaign interviews. The employment of integrated hybridity results in the redefinition of adversarial challenging norms from within the parameters of the accountability news interview.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Publisher: Springer, Singpore
ISBN: 9789811905759
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 14:30

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