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Travel Journalism and Travel Media

Identities, Places and Imaginings

Authors: Cocking, Ben

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  • Explores the changing dimensions of travel journalism in the digital ageDiscusses differing perceptions of tourism and cultural difference in travel journalism, from East to West and West to EastExamines travel journalism’s potential for political intervention and awareness raising

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This book charts the trajectory of travel journalism from its print based origins to the emergence of hybridised multi-platform content. It considers how this has led to not only different kinds of travel journalism but different kinds of travel journalists; the professional travel journalist is now challenged online by user generated content. Cocking focuses on the conventions and “news values” of British print-based travel journalism, examining the genre’s liminal position between truth and fiction. In the context of the expansion of global tourism, Cocking explores how travel journalism from different parts of the world negotiates cultural differences in its depictions of destinations, regions, and tourist practices. Consideration is also given to the political potential of travel journalism and its capacity for awareness raising. Based on original research including qualitative analysis of print-based articles and blogs this book offers an innovative and original contribution to this emerging field of study.

About the authors

Ben Cocking is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent, UK. His research interests include travel journalism, travel writing, news media and political communications.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Travel Journalism—Forms and Origins

    Pages 1-26

    Cocking, Ben

  • Making Tabloid Travel Journalism: Values and Visuality

    Pages 27-51

    Cocking, Ben

  • “Itravel: Competing Forms of Travel Writing in Print Based and User Generated Journalism”

    Pages 53-76

    Cocking, Ben

  • Visions of Past and Present? Travel Journalism Features and TripAdvisor Reviews of Tourist Destinations in the Middle East

    Pages 77-103

    Cocking, Ben

  • Looking West: Representations of Cultural Difference and Patterns of Consumption in ‘Eastern’ Travel Journalism

    Pages 105-127

    Cocking, Ben

Buy this book

eBook 39,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59908-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Travel Journalism and Travel Media
Book Subtitle
Identities, Places and Imaginings
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59908-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59908-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59907-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 162
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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