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[ecrea] CFP - Lifestyle Journalism - Journalism Practice Special Issue

Mon Apr 26 06:25:42 GMT 2010

>Apologies for cross-posting
>Special Issue on Lifestyle Journalism - Call for Papers
>Guest editor: Folker Hanusch
>The past two decades or so have seen an 
>exponential rise in consumer-oriented 
>journalistic output outside the traditional hard 
>news arena. 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 sceptiicism from 
>many journalists and academics alike.
>In recent years, there have been some attempts 
>at examining aspects of lifestyle journalism 
>more seriously, such as in travel journalism. 
>However, a comprehensive scholarly investigation 
>of the field as a whole has yet not been 
>forthcoming. Yet, 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 and in 
>this way to examine in what way lifestyle 
>journalism may challenge existing definitions 
>and understandings of journalism, which have 
>traditionally been linked to journalismâ¬"s role 
>as a provider of hard news. Further, lifestyle 
>journalismâ¬"s proximity to the economic field 
>needs to be assessed in this context.
>This special issue therefore seeks to provide a 
>space for a scholarly discussion and 
>contextualisation of the phenomenon that is 
>lifestyle journalism. Articles are invited that 
>critically examine the professional practices 
>and the content of the various sub-fields of 
>lifestyle journalism, or investigate the 
>phenomenon of lifestyle journalism as compared 
>to other forms of journalism. Suggested areas of 
>focus include, but are not limited to:
>·         Comprehensive analyses of individual 
>sub-fields, such as food, fashion, 
>entertainment, music, art, travel, and others
>·         Historical studies of the development of lifestyle journalism
>·         Theoretical explorations of lifestyle 
>journalismâ¬"s impact on contemporary understandings of journalism
>·         Examinations of the motivations, 
>professional orientations and standards of lifestyle journalists
>·         Comparisons of lifestyle with news content
>·         Comparative approaches to lifestyle 
>journalism in different countries
>·         The unique economic influences in lifestyle journalism
>·         Explorations of the ethics of lifestyle journalism
>·         Lifestyle journalism on a variety of 
>platforms, such as newspapers, TV and online
>·         Lifestyle journalism and participatory journalism
>Prospective authors should email an abstract of 
>approximately 500 words to Folker Hanusch 
>(<mailto:(fhanusch /at/>(fhanusch /at/ 
>The special issue will review all submissions, 
>and successful authors will be invited to submit 
>a full manuscript. Selected papers will be subjected to peer review.
>·         Deadline for abstracts: end June 2010
>·         Deadline for submission of articles for review: early January 2011
>·         Final revised papers due:  end June 2011
>·         Publication: end of 2011/early 2012
>Dr Folker Hanusch
>Lecturer in Journalism
>School of Communication
>Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
>University of the Sunshine Coast
>Maroochydore DC, Qld 4558
>Tel: +61 (0) 7 5430 2852
>Fax: +61 (0) 7 5430 2883
>Email: (fhanusch /at/
>CRICOS Provider Number: 01595D
>This communication is intended for the recipient 
>only and should not be forwarded, distributed or 
>otherwise read by others without express 
>permission. The views expressed in this email 
>are not necessarily those of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
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