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This is simplified to the point of banality. Social-Media-Kommentare zu Gestaltungsweisen von TV-Dokus

  • This study offers a contribution to the reception analysis of TV doc­umentaries by focusing on viewer opinions expressed on social me­dia. It analyses German and English comments from YouTube and Facebook in order to find out what aspects of documentaries the audience comments on. More specifically, it describes how the viewers evaluate strategies that the producers use for simplifying complex content while still creating an appealing and entertaining media product. The results imply that most viewers appreciate informative shows that are entertaining at the same time. They also show that viewers tend to focus on the music and image, rather than on the spoken text, and that documentaries where nature plays an important role are judged more positively than science and history documentaries.

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Author:Sylvia JakiGND
Parent Title (German):Journal für Medienlinguistik (jfml)
Publisher:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Place of publication:Mannheim
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/11/19
Tag:Aneignungsforschung; Dokumentationen; Fernsehforschung; Infotainment
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Dokumentarfilm; Englisch; Facebook; Fernsehforschung; Fernsehsendung; Infotainment; Kommunikation; Multimodalität; Social Media; YouTube; Zuschauer
First Page:54
Last Page:87
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Journals:Journal für Medienlinguistik : jfml = Journal for media linguistics
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International