Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World

Author:   Catharine Lumby
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
ISBN:  

9781865080734


Pages:   300
Publication Date:   01 May 1999
Recommended Age:   From
Format:   Paperback
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Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World


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This volume examines the modern culture of voyeurism and asks: why are we such relentless voyeurs?; what role do celebrities play in our culture?; what is the future of traditional news and current affair media?; where do we draw the line between information and entertainment?; and what kinds of stories is it proper to make public? All these questions are under discussion across the western world. They are raised whenever a fresh expose hits the news and journalists divide their time between dutifully reporting the story and wringing their hands over whether it is right to report on the story at all. The author looks at how the vast quantity of information and images thrown up by popular culture and the media has radically altered the public sphere since the late 1960s. She argues that the old distinctions between the quality and the tabloid media are redundant and that tabloid journalism long ago moved out of the margins and into the mainstream. A key element of this shift is the collapse of traditional distinctions between entertainment and information. The book explores the meaning role and future of journalism in a broad range of media, including commercial current affairs, talk shows, talkback radio, women's magazines and broadsheet newspapers. It looks at how and why these formats have changed and argues that we need to find new critical and ethical frameworks if we want to have a meaningful and realistic debate about living with popular culture.

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Author:   Catharine Lumby
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 19.50cm
Weight:   0.390kg
ISBN:  

9781865080734


ISBN 10:   186508073
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   01 May 1999
Recommended Age:   From
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Catharine Lumby has worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, as an adviser to the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner and as a university lecturer. In 1994 she was awarded a Harkness Fellowship and moved to New York to take up residence for 18 months as a visiting scholar at New York University. Catharine now teaches Mass Communications at Macquarie University. She is a regular columnist for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

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