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Autoethnographic Journalism: Subjectivity and Emotionality in Audio Storytelling


Lindgren, M, Autoethnographic Journalism: Subjectivity and Emotionality in Audio Storytelling, Reconstructing Identity, Springer Nature, N Monk, M Lindgren, S McDonald, and S Pasfield-Neofitou (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 183-206. ISBN 9783319584263 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58427-0


There is a growing trend in journalism to focus on personal storytelling. Interviewees and journalists alike are sharing their real-life experiences, especially suited for the more intimate environments of online media. The audience’s appetite for everyday life stories is driving this mode of journalism, which Rosalind Coward (Journal Pract 4(2): 224–233, 2010) argues can be described as a "new cultural form, a media of personal revelation". In this chapter, Lindgren examines the role of personal journalism, with a focus on audio storytelling as part of articulating identity. Using a case study, this chapter considers the many pitfalls of autobiographical storytelling, focusing on the need for carefully considered production practices as well as examining the benefits and challenges of journalists putting themselves in the frame.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:autoethnography, personal story, objectivity, citizenship, family, audio storytelling, journalism
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Lindgren, M (Professor Mia Lindgren)
ID Code:151741
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2022-08-04
Last Modified:2022-09-01

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