Entertainment Journalism: Making It Your Career

byBen Falk

Paperback | March 21, 2018

Entertainment Journalism: Making It Your Career by Ben Falk
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Entertainment Journalismis a practical guide to one of the most highly visible areas of media practice. Drawing on 20 years' experience as an entertainment journalist, Ben Falk gives a comprehensive overview of journalistic reporting on the arts industries, with particular focus on film, music, TV and celebrity gossip. This is coupled with an extensive range of tips and tools to help students and young professionals hone the key skills required for a career in entertainment journalism. Interviews with industry professionals appear throughout, from current editors of the biggest entertainment brands, Hollywood bureau chiefs and critics to consumer publicists, multimedia content producers, live radio correspondents, video makers, TV presenters and social media specialists.

Topics include:

  • breaking a story
  • interviewing techniques
  • working at press junkets and red carpet events
  • working with PRs
  • selling as a freelance
  • using social media for reporting and networking
  • breaking into the industry.

With up-to-the-minute expert advice, accessibly written guidance on writing and reporting and invaluable perspectives from those within the entertainment world, this is an instructive and insightful book for any aspiring showbiz journalist.

Ben Falkis Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism at Coventry University, UK, and a freelance entertainment journalist. The author of celebrity biographiesRobert Downey Jr: The Fall and Rise of the Comeback KidandThe Wonder of Brian Cox, he has written about showbiz for 20 years, contributing to dozens of magazines, newspapers and websi...
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Title:Entertainment Journalism: Making It Your CareerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:162 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:162 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:March 21, 2018Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138649384

ISBN - 13:9781138649385

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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