A Critical Disclosure Analysis of Daily Dawn’s Headlines about Pulwama Attack Incident


  • Akash Arshad Lecturer, Media & Communication Studies, Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Abdullah Ph. D Scholar, Mass Communication, BZU, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shafiq Assistant Controller News, PTV News Islamabad, Pakistan




Analysis of Headlines, Hidden Opinion, Ideologies, Newspaper’s Headlines, Pulwama Attack


The main purpose of this research is to explore and analyze the hidden ideologies of different people regarding newspaper’s headlines about Pulwama attack. This study is based on the discourse analysis of a very known Pakistani English Newspaper Daily Dawn’s headlines on the Pulwama attack. In this critical discourse analysis, the researcher selected six headlines form Dawn newspaper related to Pulwama incident dated on 14 February 2019. This article observed different ideologies and opinions of different people about Pulwama attack. The researcher used three levels model of Fairclough (1989) for critical analysis of the headlines of newspapers. The Findings of this research study revealed that the main aim of newspapers headlines is to evoke the emotions of the newspaper’s readers about the specific issue.





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Arshad, A., Abdullah, & Shafiq, M. (2022). A Critical Disclosure Analysis of Daily Dawn’s Headlines about Pulwama Attack Incident. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 3(3), 80–89. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2022(3-III)09