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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Ideological News Construction Process with Respect to the Gezi Park Protests (Esra Vona Kurt / Hüseyin Bal)


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Esra Vona Kurt1 and Hüseyin Bal2

The Ideological News Construction Process with Respect to the Gezi Park Protests

Abstract: This study aims to provide a qualitative analysis of the portrayal, representation, and definition of the urban social movement known as the “Gezi Park Protests” within the news through an analysis of news reports. Newspapers have been examined within the framework of ideology and discourse, and the scope of the work, rather than reflecting social reality, being presumed to shape social reality through ideological writings. It can be inferred that within the scope of the rhetoric and discourse of the written press in Turkey, patterns of discourse were identified within newspapers included in the study, enabling said newspapers to become active tools for the construction of social consensus and consent, and within the framework of this struggle, polarised, sharpened and diverging opinions being transmitted are revealed to carry the same discursive properties, allowing the written press to be used as an instrument of ruling power mechanisms.

Keywords: News, ideology, rhetoric, Gezi Park, discourse analysis


The transformative effect of social movements on the revitalisation and development of democracy appears to be directly associated with the public support it receives. Therefore, the way social movements are presented to the public through various media channels and from which point of views they are presented are considered to have decisive effects on its ability to provide the expected impact of...

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