This article shows how epideictic rhetoric and argumentation may be
interrelated in a general-interest newspaper framed as a single discourse produced
by a collective author. In more specific terms, the view advanced here is that
newspaper as whole has an epideictic dimension which, in terms of argumentation,
is the fundamental or predominant one. The usefulness of this approach is twofold.
In terms of rhetoric, to explore the applicability of epideictic rhetoric to journalistic
discourse; and in the field of journalism studies, the goal is to draw on the theory of
epideictic rhetoric so as to refine the conceptualization of the nature of argumentation
in the newspaper as such. Given this twofold perspective, the account of
newspaper discursive practices will be general, and the classical and contemporary
epideictic theory will be briefly summarized. However, the outcome of this analysis
is an example of a fruitful encounter between the two fields.