New PDF release: Profile Pieces: Journalism and the 'Human Interest' Bias

By Sue Joseph,Richard Lance Keeble

ISBN-10: 0815386486

ISBN-13: 9780815386483

ISBN-10: 113893805X

ISBN-13: 9781138938052

This publication examines the background, idea and journalistic perform of profile writing. Profiles, and the perform of writing them, are of accelerating curiosity to students of journalism simply because conflicts among the interviewer and the topic exemplify the altering nature of journalism itself. whereas the topic, usually in the course of the medium in their press consultant, struggles to hold regulate of the interview house, the journalist seeks to subvert it. This fascinating and multi-layered interplay, despite the fact that, has infrequently been topic to serious scrutiny, partially simply because profiles have ordinarily been considered as public family members workouts or as ‘soft’ journalism. besides the fact that, chapters during this quantity display not just that profiling has, traditionally, taken many various kinds, yet that the belief of the interview as a contested area has functions past the topic of celebrated participants. the amount seems to be on the profile’s historic beginnings, on the modern manufacture of star as opposed to the ‘ordinary’, at profiling groups, nations and hobbies, at profiling the destitute, at carrying personalities and eventually at profiling and trauma.

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