News headlines and ideological colorings

Document Type : Original Article


Razi University



This investigation examines the representations of Iran and the West in some news headlines concerning the reflection of the Iranian nuclear issue by BBC and CNN within a highly critical period in 2010 and 2011. The significance of this period lies in the fact that it coincides with the heat of nuclear negotiations, further economic sanctions and the inception of fresh economic reforms taking place in Iran. Benefiting from the principles of CDA and SFG together with some insights into the world of the mass media; this study attempts to identify differentiated representations of Iran and the West concerning the Iranian nuclear issue.


Volume 6, Issue 1
June 2012
Pages 121-159
  • Receive Date: 25 January 2012
  • Revise Date: 11 April 2012
  • Accept Date: 24 May 2012
  • First Publish Date: 29 June 2012