The practice of book-length journalism: reframing the debate

Matthew Ricketson

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    Abstract

    The term book-length journalism is not commonly used in academic and professional literature but it is used in this paper to draw attention to the medium and scope of an area of journalism that is practised by a significant minority of practitioners. Using this term rather than others in more common use, such as literary journalism or literary non-fiction or narrative journalism, opens the way to exploring three important issues: the extent to which this area of journalism is practised at book-length rather than in newspapers; whether there are particular ethical issues that arise in this area of practice; and, third, the affect of conflating of a narrative approach with notions of literary merit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMedia, Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2010
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781740883191
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventMedia Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 7 Jul 20109 Jul 2010

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    ConferenceMedia Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period7/07/109/07/10

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    Ricketson, M. (2010). The practice of book-length journalism: reframing the debate. In Media, Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2010 (pp. 1-12). Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
    Ricketson, Matthew. / The practice of book-length journalism: reframing the debate. Media, Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2010. Canberra, Australia : Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, 2010. pp. 1-12
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    Ricketson M. The practice of book-length journalism: reframing the debate. In Media, Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2010. Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. 2010. p. 1-12