Analysis of anxious headlines published in Italian newspapers (1999)
What anxiety level does reading newspapers give readers daily? Eurispes attempts to answer this question by analysing the anxiously worded headlines published in six Italian newspapers (Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica, La Stampa, il Giornale, Il Messaggero, Il Mattino) in March, June and October 1999. The survey aims to provide a representation of the phenomenon, the anxiety caused by newspaper headlines, which may have, in addition to a value in itself, broader usefulness, by placing it within a mosaic comprising many other pieces to provide adequate interpretative tools of the “media” reality in which we live. In 1994, Eurispes had already published research on this particular phenomenon linked to information, with a survey that focused on January, considering all the headlines published by six of the leading national newspapers, five of which correspond to the titles chosen for this survey.
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