We are reaching out to scholars interested in submitting chapter proposals for our upcoming book entitled Lifestyle Journalism: New Media, Experience and Design.
New websites, new applications, new publications – the lifestyle genre has continued to expand since Hanusch’s 2013 work examining lifestyle journalism appeared. Encompassing aspects of consumerism, entertainment, cosmopolitanism, as well as traditional journalistic practices, lifestyle journalists continue to work in an ever-evolving media environment. This book seeks to further Hanusch’s work, taking another look at how the lifestyle genre is developing across multiple types of lifestyle subgenres. This book proposes articles related to three axes to study the genre, looking first at evolving theories related to the practices of journalists and consumers alike, and emerging roles of arts and lifestyle journalism. A second axis explores how lifestyle journalism is adapting to new media, including review sites like TripAdvisor, smartphone applications, and other internet-era innovations. The third axis delves into the design aspect of lifestyle media (including the design of ‘experiences’), to explore how publications are changing their approach to traditional journalism, opting for new forms of storytelling or information sharing both online and offline. Chapter topics may cover, but are not limited to, the following:
•New theories of lifestyle journalism
•Journalistic practice in lifestyle media
•New media and lifestyle journalism
•Review sites and consumerism
•Bloggers and alternative media
•Independent publications and lifestyle
•New online platforms
•Innovative storytelling related to culture/lifestyle
•New tools for lifestyle journalists
•Challenges for lifestyle journalism
•New actors, new voices
•Cultural reporting: fashion, travel, food, arts, video games, cinema, etc.
•Niche audiences and special interests
•Legacy media vs. new media comparisons
•Lifestyle journalism case studies
ABSTRACTS: 300 words max by March 21, 2017 can be emailed to Bryan at b.pirolli /at/ lcc.arts.ac.uk. The abstract should include any relevant methodological information and finding as well as an indication of which axis of the book it would be best suited to, in your opinion. Please include relevant biographical information as well. We will accept more than one abstract per author, but only one can be selected per author for the collection.
EDITORS: Dr. Lucia Vodanovic is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA in Arts and Lifestyle Journalism at LCC, University of the Arts London: l.vodanovic /at/ lcc.arts.ac.uk
Dr. Bryan Pirolli is a lecturer on the BA and MA journalism courses at LCC, University of the Arts London and a researcher affiliated with the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris: b.pirolli /at/ lcc.arts.ac.uk