Journalism Practice issues Call for Papers
Monday, May 04, 2010
Journal Journalism Practice has issued a Call for Papers ahead of a 'lifestyle journalism' special edition
The journal Journalism Practice edited by Professor Bob Franklin has issued a Call for Papers ahead of an upcoming special edition featuring guest editor Dr Folker Hanusch addressing lifestyle journalism.
“Increasingly, it seems that newspapers and broadcast news spend less time on hard news, but provide their audiences with more soft news content, much of which has become known as lifestyle journalism.
“Despite the rise of lifestyle journalism – such as travel, entertainment, leisure, lifestyle, food, music, arts, gardening and human interest stories – the field is still viewed with much scepticism from many journalists and academics alike.”
Prospective authors should email an abstract of approximately 500 words to Dr Folker Hanusch (firstname.lastname@example.org), all submissions will be reviewed and successful authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript where selected papers will be subjected to peer review.
Looking ahead to the edition Dr Folker Hanusch commented: “As lifestyle journalism expands in the modern news media environment, and audiences are increasingly drawn to its content, it is crucial that academic researchers investigate its professional practices in order to further our understanding of the field.
“This special issue therefore seeks to provide a space for a scholarly discussion and contextualisation of the phenomenon that is lifestyle journalism.”
The deadline for abstracts is the end of June 2010 while the deadline for submission of articles for review will be early January 2011. Publication of the journal is expected towards the end of 2011 or early 2012.
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