(2017), The Discourse of News Values: How News Organisations Create Newsworthiness. New York:

Oxford University Press. [with M. Bednarek]

(2013), Photojournalism: A Social Semiotic Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2012), News Discourse. London/New York: Continuum. [with M. Bednarek]



(2017, Online First), ‘How to author a picture gallery’, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 9 Feb, DOI: [H. Caple & JS Knox]

(2017), ‘Genre(less) and purpose(less): Online news galleries’, Discourse, Context & Media, 20: 204-217. [Special Issue on Genre.] [H.Caple & JS Knox]

(2016), ‘Rethinking news values: what a discursive approach can tell us about the construction of news discourse and news photography’, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 17(4): 435-455. [H.Caple & M. Bednarek]

(2015), ‘A framework for the multimodal analysis of online news galleries’, Social Semiotics, 25(3): 292-321. [H. Caple & J.S. Knox] DOI: 10.1080/10350330.2014.1002174

(2015), ‘How can computer-based methods help researchers to investigate news values in large datasets? A corpus linguistic study of the construction of newsworthiness in the reporting on Hurricane Katrina’, Discourse & Communication, 9(2): 149-172. [A. Potts, M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2014), ‘Anyone can take a photo, but: Is there space for the professional photographer in the twenty-first century newsroom?’, Digital Journalism, 2(3): 355-365.

(2014), ‘Why do news values matter? Towards a new methodological framework for analyzing news discourse in Critical Discourse Analysis and beyond’, Discourse & Society, 25(2): 135-158. [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2013), ‘Competing for coverage: Exploring emerging discourses on female athletes in the Australian print media’, English Text Construction, 6(2): 271-294.

(2013), ‘Making group assessment transparent: what wikis can contribute to collaborative projects’. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(2): 198-210. [H.Caple & M. Bogle]

(2012), ‘‘Value Added’: Language, Image and News Value’, Discourse, Context & Media, Special Issue on Journalistic Stance, 1(2-3): 103-113. [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2012), ‘Online news galleries, photojournalism and the photo essay’, Visual Communication, 11(2): 1-30. [H. Caple & J.S. Knox]

(2011), ‘What League? The representation of female athletes in Australian television sports coverage’, Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, No.140, Aug 2011: 137-146. [H. Caple, K. Greenwood & C. Lumby]

(2010), ‘Double take: unpacking the play in the image-nuclear news story’, Visual Communication, 9(2): 1-19. [H. Caple & M. Bednarek]

(2010), ‘Playing with environmental stories in the news – good or bad practice?’ Discourse and Communication, 4(1): 5-31. [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]



(in press), ‘Analysing the multimodal text’. In C. Taylor & A. Marchi (Eds.). Corpus approaches to discourse: a critical review. London/New York: Routledge.

(2017), ‘Visual media’. In C. Cotter & D. Perrin (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media, 230-243. London/New York: Routledge.

(2017), ‘Results, resolve, reaction: Words, images and the functional structure of online match reports’. In D. Caldwell, J. Walsh, E.W. Vine & J. Jureidini (Eds.). The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics, 209-227. London/New York: Routledge.

(2015), ‘Promotional videos: What do they tell us about the value of news?’. In R. Piazza, L. Haarman & A. Caborn (Eds.). Values and Choices in Television Discourse. A View from Both Sides of the Screen, 5-30. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2010a). ‘What you see and what you get: the evolving role of news photographs in an Australian broadsheet’. In V. Rupar (Ed.). Journalism and Meaning-making: Reading the Newspaper, 199-220. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

(2010b). ‘Doubling-up: allusion and bonding in multi-semiotic news stories’. In M. Bednarek & J.R. Martin (Eds). New Discourse on Language: Functional Perspectives on Multimodality, Identity, and Affiliation, 111-133. London/New York: Continuum.

(2009). ‘Multisemiotic communication in an Australian broadsheet: a new news story genre’. In C. Bazerman, A. Bonini & D. Figueiredo (Eds.). Genre in A Changing World, Perspectives on Writing, 243-254. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available for download from:

(2008a). ‘Intermodal relations in image nuclear news stories’. In L. Unsworth (Ed.). Multimodal Semiotics: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education, 125-138. London: Continuum.

(2008b). ‘Reconciling the co-articulation of meaning between words and pictures: exploring instantiation and commitment in image-nuclear news stories’. In A. Mahboob and N. Knight (Eds.). (2008). Questioning Linguistics, 77-94. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.



(2013), Delving into the Discourse: Approaches to News Values in Journalism Studies and Beyond. Working Paper. Oxford: The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. PDF available for download [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2010), Towards a Level Playing Field: sport and gender in Australian media. Report for The Australian Sports Commission. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. [C. Lumby, H.Caple & K. Greenwood]



(2013), ‘A new approach to news values’, European Journalism Observatory, 30 December 2013, available at

(2013), ‘This is the end for the press photographer, right?’, European Journalism Observatory, 27 December 2013, available at



(2017), ‘Introducing a new topology for (multimodal) discourse analysis. In P. Chappell and J.S. Knox (Eds). Transforming Contexts. Papers from the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress. Wollongong: 44th ISFC Organising Committee. ISBN 978-0-646-97417-0 [M. Bednarek & H. Caple]

(2012), ‘Creativity in practice: Social media in higher education’. Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Ascilite 2012, Wellington, New Zealand. [B. Allen, H. Caple, K. Coleman & T. Nguyen]

(2009), ‘Educating Aunty: How prepared are ABC entry-level journalists for the digital age?’ In T. Cullen (Ed.). Journalism Education in the digital age: Sharing strategies and experiences. Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference, Perth, WA. [H.Caple & A. Dunn]

(2007). Multimodal Communication in Print Newspaper Stories – A New News Genre. In A. Bonini, D. de Carvalho Figueiredo and F.J. Rauen (Eds.). (2007). Anais: Proceedings. 4th International Symposium on Genre Studies – SIGET. Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Tubarao, Brazil.

(2006a). Nuclearity in the News Story – The Genesis of Image Nuclear News Stories. In C. Anyanwu (Ed.). (2006). Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century. Australia and New Zealand Communication Association and the University of Adelaide.

(2006b). Intermodal Relations in Image Nuclear News Stories. In L. Unsworth (Ed.) (2006) Multimodal Texts & Multiliteracies: Semiotic Theory and Practical Pedagogy. National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association. University of New England, Armidale, NSW.



(2017), Review of Mehita Iqani, Consumer Culture and the Media: Magazines in the Public Eye, Visual Communication 16(4): 495-496.

(2011) Review of Tony Harcup, Journalism: Principles and Practices (2nd Edition), Discourse and Communication, 5(2): 199-201.

(2007). Review of Helen Fulton with Rosemary Huisman, Julian Murphet and Anne Dunn, Narrative and Media, Australian Journal of Communication, 33 (2-3).