Entertainment journalism

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Entertainment journalism is any form of journalism that focuses on the entertainment business and its products. Like fashion journalism, entertainment journalism covers industry-specific news while targeting general audiences beyond those working in the industry itself. Common forms include television and film criticism, music journalism, video game journalism, and celebrity coverage.[1][2][3][4] The rise of the Internet allowed many amateur and semi-professional journalists to start their own blogs relating to entertainment journalism.[5]

Comparison with news journalism

News journalism deals with information of current events or reports of events that have previously occurred.[6] The main purpose of this type of journalism is to inform.[6] Entertainment journalism deals with information of the entertainment industry such as films, music, fashion, video games, etc.[7] The main purpose of this type of journalism is to entertain.[7]

Journalists can skew facts in a particular matter that cause their story to come across as entertainment.[8] This action can have a profound effect on the consumer, making the authenticity of the report questionable.[8] Cases of this problem can occur in news articles, magazines, and documentaries.[8]Entertainment has different news values from mainstream news.[9]

Popular forms

Film criticism

A review or analysis of a motion picture released to the public.[5] The critic's review or analysis is subjective and informative, with a focus to inform and entertain the consumer.[5] Film criticism is considered to have had a major impact on the integration of the cinema into mainstream media.[5] It is stated that film criticism wasn't fully accepted as an art until film was widely accepted in the 1960s.[5] The Internet has further advanced the acceptance of this entertainment journalism with the introduction of film blogs and film review sites.[5] Some popular film review sites and blogs include Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and Metacritic. For more information on this topic, see Film criticism.

Video game journalism

A form of journalism that covers all aspects of the video game industry. The birth of the computer age in the 1990s forced media companies to release content that would attract consumers in the video game generation.[5] Visually stimulating print magazines were introduced into the market, covering the video game industry.[5] Some popular video game review sites and print based magazines include IGN, Game Informer, Nintendo Power, and GameSpot. For more information on this topic, see Video game journalism.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Entertainment Journalist". getinmedia.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ Thomson, Scott. "How Much Money Does an Entertainment Journalist Make?". work.chron.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  3. ^ "National Entertainment Journalism Awards". lapressclub.org. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  4. ^ Abry, Madelyn. "In defense of entertainment journalism". berkeleybeacon.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Sterling, Christopher H. (2009-09-25). Encyclopedia of Journalism. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-4522-6152-2.
  6. ^ a b "Definition of NEWS". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  7. ^ a b "Definition of ENTERTAINMENT". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  8. ^ a b c "With The Jinx, where does journalism end and entertainment begin?". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  9. ^ "News values: technology and timeliness".
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