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Lecture 2

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Lecture 2

  1. 1. Lecture -2 Types of Journalism 1.Fashion journalism: Fashion journalism is all about articles or reports related to the fashion world. Journalists are also known as fashion writers or fashion editors. The primary job is to cover the latest in the fashion business or develop lifestyle articles. Such fashion articles can be found in magazines and newspapers. Today, there are many television channels that cater only to fashion, which gives ample opportunity for journalists who have a passion to cover such topics. 2.News journalism: Here, the primary aimof the journalist is to report news in a straight- forward manner that covers all the required facts. The style is direct with focus on the gist of the story with other necessary points. The news style should be concise and precise. The facts must be crosschecked which makes the news item as authentic as possible without any media bias. Here, the news story can be for the print media, television, radio, etc. Such news pieces often cover politics and social movements. News stories based on political suppression, public movements or abuse of human rights have proved instrumental in effecting many a social change, or giving voice to the oppressed. Similarly, cultural events are also covered in news journalism. 3.Celebrity journalism: As the name suggests, the journalist is connected to news and events related to celebrities from the entertainment world and also includes celebrities from other fields such as music, sports, dance, art, politics, etc. This journalism is all about news that is related to their professional and personal life. Reporting gossip is one of the angles of celebrity journalism, wherein journalists are often accused of misconstruing news or quotes in a deliberate fashion. This journalism is particularly popular with newspapers, magazines and television. 4.Investigative journalism: This type of journalism is about unearthing facts and studying cases that may require more efforts, which can take months or even years. Journalists who specialize in investigative journalism create headlines with news that expose scandals. Sometimes, persistent follow-up of a story proves beneficial to uncover some hitherto unsolved cases. This would require in-depth research from the journalist along with evidence. 5.Sports journalism: Here, journalists spend hours reporting on a particular sport event. A journalist has to report the accurate facts and statistics related to that event. Interviews with celebrity sport stars are yet one of the interesting features of sports journalism. Although sports-lovers watch the live coverage thanks to the media, there are many people who still enjoy reading or watching in-depth details about the event.
  2. 2. 6.Citizen journalism: Here, it is not the professional journalists who are responsible for the news reports. Any citizen can participate and report news to the media. He/she collects and reports news to the media and participates voluntarily to offer help to the media. They bring to notice issues that may have been missed by media houses. 7.Environmental journalism: There are many journalists who prefer to cover issues related to the environment and its protection and conservation. Environmental journalists may only report about the news while some work for a cause. 8.Business and finance journalism: Here, the journalist or reporter covers in-depth reports about the latest in business, launch of products, stock markets etc. There are many shows dedicated only for business news on television whereas in newspapers, one can find a special section dedicated to this subject. 9. Agricultural Journalism A major in Agricultural Journalism prepares you for a variety of career opportunities in agriculture, business, and science. The agriculture background helps Agricultural Journalism majors organize and transmit scientific and technical information in a way that regular folks can understand. 10. Science Journalism Science journalism conveys reporting about science to the public. The field typically involves interactions between scientists, journalists and the public, and is still evolving 11.Entertainment Journalism Entertainment journalism is an umbrella term used to describe all forms of journalism that focus on the entertainment business and its products. covers industry-specific news while targeting general audiences beyond those working in the industry itself. 12.Political Journalism Political journalism is a broad branch of journalism that includes coverage of all aspects of politics and political science, although the term usually refers specifically to coverage of civil governments and political power. 13. Support Journalism Journalism is a field that is constantly evolving and it is not always easy or affordable to keep up with changing times. But resources exist to help both new reporters and mid-career
  3. 3. professionals stay up-to-date on new technology and the changing industry landscape. A number of charitable foundations work to support journalism by providing grants and resources. 14. Technology Journalism Technology journalism is a branch of journalism that uses the art of reporting to deliver information about technology to the public. 15. Community Journalism/civic journalism Community journalism is locally oriented, professional news coverage that typically focuses on city neighborhoods, individual suburbs or small towns, rather than metropolitan, state, national or world news. An increasing number of community newspapers are now owned by large media organizations, although many rural papers are still "mom and pop" operations. 16.Campus Journalism Campus journalism is defined as “that enjoyable activity of the staff of the campus paper in collecting, organizing and presenting news, writing editorials, columns, features, and literary articles, taking pictures, cartooning, copy reading, proofreading, dummying & writing headlines”. 17. ‘Innovation Journalism Is journalism about innovation, i.e. the market introduction of inventions, for example commercialization of emerging technologies. It is not ‘innovative journalism,’ which is about innovations in journalism. Innovation Journalism covers technical, business, legal and political aspects of innovations and innovation systems.

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