Speaking Personally The Rise of Subjective and Confessional Journalism

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book argues that the personal voice, which is often disparaged in journalism teaching, is and always has been a prevalent form of journalism. Paradoxically, the aim of 'objective' reporters is often to be known for a distinctive 'voice'. This personal voice is becoming increasingly visible in the context of 'the confessional society'.

Author Biography

Ros Coward is Professor of Journalism at Roehampton University, UK. She has worked for many years as a freelance journalist, contributing to several national newspapers and magazines.

Table of Contents

1. Real Lives, True Stories. The Confessional Society
2. Impersonality in Journalistic Ideals, Personal Voice in Journalistic Practice
3. 'Star reporters'
4. The New Journalism
5. 'Featurisation' and 'Feminisation'
6. Comment Writing (Viewspapers)
7. Confessional Journalism
8. Online Journalism and Blogging

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