Conceptualisations, sources and agents of news
This paper investigates six sets of key terms relating to the conceptualisation,transmission and production, and the agents of news. Based on an analysis ofthe Rostock Newspaper Corpus (RNC), which spans three centuries of news writing,the quantitative and qualitative developments of these news-related termsare explored. Their metadiscursive usage correlates with changing journalisticpractices and sheds light on turning points in news writing. One such definingmoment is located at the turn of the 19th/20th century, when changes wereintroduced which paved the way for modern journalism as we know it today.