Publication details [#12916]

Martín Sáez, José Luis. 2017. El discurso mediático sobre la inevitabilidad de la crisis: una explicación metafórica de la economía. Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico 23 (2) : 909–924. 16 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Place, Publisher
Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid


By analyzing news articles and editorials, we study how the crisis of 2008 was covered by El Mundo and El País. The metaphorical language used by both newspapers portrayed the crisis as something inevitable, like an illness or a natural disaster. Each of the two newspapers has a different political leaning. Each newspaper is part of a larger parent company who would guide the narrative in the coverage of the crisis.