Lifestyle Journalism

Hanusch, Folker (Ed.) (2013) Lifestyle Journalism. Journalism Studies : Theory and Practice. Routledge, London and New York.

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Abstract

Lifestyle journalism has experienced enormous growth in the media over the past two decades, but scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies have so far paid relatively little attention to a field that is still sometimes seen as “not real journalism”. There is now an urgent need for in-depth exploration and contextualisation of this field, with its increasing relevance for 21st century consumer cultures.

For the first time, this book presents a wide range of studies which have engaged with the field of lifestyle journalism in order to outline the various political, economic, social and cultural tensions within it. Taking a comparative view, the collection includes studies covering four continents, including countries such as Australia, China, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, the UK and the USA. While keeping the broader lifestyle field in mind, the chapters focus on a variety of sub-fields such as travel, music, food, health, fashion and personal technology journalism. This volume provides a fascinating account of the different facets of lifestyle journalism, and charts the way forward for a more sustained analysis of the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Practice.

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ID Code: 68348
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Table of Contents: 1.Broadening the Focus: The case for lifestyle journalism as a field of scholarly inquiry / Folker Hanusch -- 2.Lifestyle Journalism as Popular Journalism: Strategies for evaluating its public role / Elfriede Fursich -- 3.Lifestyle Journalism: Blurring boundaries / Unni From -- 4.The Devil May Care: Travel Journalism, cosmopolitan concern, politics and the brand / Lyn McGaurr -- 5.Bread and Circuses: Food meets politics in the Singapore media / Yang Yuhong Ashley -- 6.Health and Lifestyle to Serve the Public: A case study of a cross-media programme series from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation / Roel Puijk -- 7.Hypertextuality and Remediation in the Fashion Media: The case of fashion blogs / Agnes Rocamora -- 8.Service Journalism as Community Experience: Personal technology and personal finance at The New York Times / Nikki Usher -- 9.A New Generation of Lifestyle Magazine Journalism in China: The professional approach / Shuang Li.
Keywords: lifestyle, consumer, market, journalism, service
ISBN: 9780415827522
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 22:15
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2014 00:17

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