Best Paper

  • Jones, Bernadine (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


SACOMM’s 40th annual conference was held in Potchefstroom this year, between the 30th of September and the 3rd of October. Bernadine Jones, PhD candidate in Media Studies at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, won one of five Best Paper awards at the conference for her paper entitled, “Semiotics of Television News: Oil and Water?” The Best Paper award was adjudicated by a blind paper reviewing panel and was unanimous.

Bernadine’s paper presents a methodological approach for analysing television news systematically, using a combination of semiotics, discourse analysis, and political economy theory. The paper suggests a “best practice” approach to analysing a complex multi-layered meaning system such as television news, but the methodology could be applied to any moving image cultural product.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsSouth African Communication Association

Awarded at event

Event titleSouth African Communication Association
LocationNorth West University, Potchefstroom, South AfricaShow on map
Period30 Sept 2014 → 3 Oct 2014