Stancing

(). Stancing: Strategies of entextualizing stance in newswriting. Discourse, Context & Media, 1, 2-3. 135-147. Peer reviewed.

By stancing, I understand the process of taking one’s own position within organizational, institutional, and societal frames of reference and encoding it, through collaborative practices of text production, by using linguistic and further semiotic means. The article starts by discussing the key concept of stancing in more detail (Section 1); then outlines progression analysis as the multimethod approach applied to identify stancing practices (Section 2); explains how progression analysis was applied in the IDE´E SUISSE research project (Section 3); presents exemplary findings from German- and French-speaking contexts (Section 4); and discusses how insights from field research can be generalized and contribute to increasing scientific and professional (meta-)linguistic knowledge and awareness related to journalistic stance and stancing (Section 5).