The term genre is used to denote any form or style of communication, whether written, spoken, musical, visual, or, digital, with socially determined conventions that have developed over time. Genre is a dynamic and semiotic construct that outlines how to unify form and content, place text within a context, balance process and product, and reflect the role of both the individual and the social. Genre theory or genre studies is a collective term, referring to theoretical approaches that study how genres share specific conventions. Generic conventions can create an understanding of similar situations based on shared expectations as well as shape social context.

Media genres or journalism genres refer to various journalistic styles of writing about events and topics such as news reporting and feature articles. ...

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