Birte Bös is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg Essen, Germany. Her research interests include synchronic and diachronic pragmatics, discourse analysis and media linguistics. She has investigated the communicative practices of historical and modern news discourse, and is the co-editor of Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse (2015). She is coauthor of News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (2015, 2nd edition). She is Board Member of CHINED.