When Journalists Are Voiceless: How Lifestyle Journalists Cover Hate And Mitigate Harassment

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Gregory Perreault, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Often trivialized within the broader journalistic field, lifestyle journalists would seem to have the dream job: the opportunity to get paid to do what they love. The present study explores an under-discussed but material aspect of the job; namely, how lifestyle journalists undertake issues of hostility. Through the lens of the theory of hostility towards the press and in-depth interviews with lifestyle journalists (n=24), this study argues that journalists tend to cover issues of hate against their audience members but seek to ignore harassment when directed at them.

Additional Information

Gregory Perreault & Kaitlin Miller (2022): When Journalists are Voiceless: How Lifestyle Journalists Cover Hate and Mitigate Harassment, Journalism Studies, DOI:10.1080/1461670X.2022.2135583. Publisher version of record available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2022.2135583
Language: English
Date: 2022
Lifestyle journalism, Harassment, Hate, Emotional labor, Hostility

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