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Representation of Judicial Power in the Genres of Russian Print Media

The present study is devoted to the problem of discursive construction of judicial power in Russian print media. The purpose of the article is to distinguish the dominating genres through which the work of the institution is revealed. The author indicates that some genres are characterized by typical representations of the judiciary.

The article analyses the use of informational, analytical and publicist genre groups. The researcher reveals characteristic features in the use of genres chosen by papers supporting opposite ideologies. The conclusion made indicates that the representations of the judiciary are different in the governmental paper and the liberal one as well as the usage of genres chosen by the journalist.

The article promotes deeper understanding of mass media discursive mechanisms that construct the image of the judiciary.

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