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Helen Caple

Helen Caple is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Journalism and Associate Member of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia.Her PhD focussed on the role of press photographs in the metropolitan newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald. She has since extended this work to explore more broadly the role of press photography in contemporary journalism, including in the online environment. This work has resulted in a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan entitled Photojournalism: A Social Semiotic Approach (2013) as well as book chapters and several articles in international peer reviewed journals. During the early 1990s, Helen worked as a press photographer in the UK and in 1993 she received the Newspaper Society Award for Best Photographer. Her work at RISJ builds on ongoing collaborations with Monika Bednarek, a linguist at the University of Sydney, Australia. Together they have produced three peer reviewed journal articles and a book (News Discourse, 2012) with Bloomsbury, examining the news media from a linguistic and social semiotic perspective. Their project at the Reuters Institute investigates the discursive construction of news values in words and images.