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Emotionality and news

Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin ORCID: 2019. Emotionality and news. Vos, Tim P. and Hanusch, Folker, eds. International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Wiley, (10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0039)

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This entry discusses the role of emotionality in journalism, demonstrating that even if journalism has always been emotional, research on the topic has been slower to arrive. This is due to a historical suspicion of emotionality, tied to ideals of liberal democratic theory and the allegiance to journalistic objectivity. The entry provides an overview of scholarship on the varied roles of emotion in journalistic practices, texts and audience. As such work has matured, and taken into consideration developments such as the rise of social media and the emergence of citizen journalism, we now have a more nuanced understanding of emotion as a tool and a force in journalism.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118841679
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 10:18

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