WORD IMAGE AS A CULTURAL SIGN IN LANGUAGE, ART AND INTELLECTUAL JOURNALISM (ON "ONTOLOGY OF THE POETIC WORD ART AND OSTRANNENYE" BY M.L. NOVIKOVA)
With the development of information technology, the influence of mass-media on the active processes in the language and society is steadily increasing. In this context, the problem of forming high professional culture of journalistic community, which involves working knowledge of information culture, linguistic culture and creative potential of the native language, is essential. Unlike an artist who does not invent images, but thinks in them, a journalist uses language imagery rationally, but not only a means of persuasion aimed mainly at manipulation. Intelligent journalism uses the image as an economical tool of expressing a complex idea, especially when logical thinking is ineffective. The monograph "Ontology of the Poetic Word Art and Ostrannenye" by M.L. Novikova explores imagery as a universal creative principle that enables one to see essential things, previously unnoticed, while conceptualizing the reality. This principle of creation, which features one mechanism, but different functions, works in the language, in the Arts - in oral lore, plastic and synthetic arts, and in intellectual journalism. The book will be of great interest for journalists. It allows readers to see the mechanism of forming the imagery and evaluate and master the creative word as both a tool for constructing new meanings that de-automatize perception, and a conductor of public attitudes, the latter being a special form of people's interaction, a conceptual space that reflects the world view of a person and society in a particular period of time.