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Journalism and Emotion

Journalism and Emotion

June 2020 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The age of detachment is over.

Interactive, interconnected and participatory, journalism today is a constant live-stream of outrage, terror, polarised politics and fake news. With our news landscape dominated by emotionally charged material, Stephen Jukes investigates emotionality’s impact on the practice of journalism and the journalists themselves.

Adopting a psychosocial approach and including interviews with top journalists, this book combines theory and practice to explore:

·       the history of emotive journalism

·       social media’s use of emotion to engage audiences

·       emotions impact on how journalists work

·       how journalists deal with their own emotions when they are covering difficult stories

Navigating the complex relationship between Journalism and Emotion through the exploration of key concepts, in-depth interviews with influential journalists and analysis of traumatic news stories, this book is a must-read for academics and social science students alike.

Introduction: How Emotion Lies at the Heart of Today's New and Journalism Practice
Chapter 1: Objectivity and Emotion
Chapter 2: Journalism and the Rise of Emotion in a Post-truth Society
Chapter 3: Journalism Practice and Affect
Chapter 4: Interviewing and Emotion
Chapter 5: The Herd Instinct
Chapter 6: Journalism and Trauma
Chapter 7: Journalists and User-generated Content
Conclusion: The Taboo has been Broken, What Next?

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