Lifestyle Journalism – Session 1 – Introduction to Lifestyle Journalism
A general introduction to the topic of lifestyle journalism offering a comparison to that of 'hard news', a brief historical background, some context for the commercial nature of lifestyle journalism and an overview of the current market place.
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Note on this slide deck
This is one of a series of slide decks for a course in Lifestyle Journalism delivered to undergraduates from the School of Journalism & Communications at Zhejiang University of Media & Communications in the spring of 2014. The course set out to mix theoretical concerns about lifestyle, culture and media with a practical approach to writing and publishing lifestyle journalism. Students on the course developed their own story ideas and published them to the www.mediamoodle.com/shenghuo/ website. The content of the slide decks in this series is drawn from multiple sources and these have been credited at the end of the deck. The author has sampled liberally from the internet and is happy to address any copyright issues that such an approach may have caused. However it is worth noting that no commercial value has been created in using any of the content found in the slide decks which were produced for educational purposes only. If you feel your content, where used, is not properly atributed please get in touch and the author will amend this right away.
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