Representation of Journalist Identity in Turkish Cinema


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ARIK E. , AKGÜN H.

TURKIYE ILETISIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-TURKISH REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES, no.34, pp.196-220, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17829/turcom.664219
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE ILETISIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-TURKISH REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-220
  • Keywords: Cinema, Discourse, Ideology, Journalist Identity, Representation

Abstract

The social context, in which cinema films are produced and consumed, is undoubtedly important in terms of giving the meaning of the film. As a result of the economic, social and political developments in Turkey, the nature of the media, the practices of journalism and the identity of journalists have undergone profound changes in the last century. In this study, which examines the way this change is represented in cinema, it was attempted to reveal the paradigm changes by shedding light on the historical development and transformation of the press. The study is important in terms of the way the cinema, which is a means of producing social meaning, represents the identity of a journalist with a social character. In this purpose, the films produced since the early 1960s, in which the journalistic characters are in the starring roles or whose subjects are directly related to media, were selected through the purposive sampling method and they were examined through the discourse analysis method. As a result of the study, it was revealed that the identity of a journalist, which was reflected in the films until the 1980s as a respectful idealist intellectual, has begun to lose this representation in the films produced since the `80s. Consequently, it was determined that the developments in the press and society were directly reflected in the representations of journalists and media professionals on the silver screen.