Cultural reporting and the production of cultural reviews in selected South African newspapers : A case study of jazz music and musicians

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dc.contributor.author Rule, Darryl
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-10T12:15:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-10T12:15:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-10T12:15:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5887
dc.description.abstract Arts reporting in the contemporary South African press seems to be in somewhat of a crisis. Although on the surface the “entertainment” and “lifestyle” supplements of the major newspapers seem to be thriving, on closer inspection, it will be found that the journalism is severely lacking in critical analysis, creativity and useful information. This research report will use the reporting of jazz found in the arts supplements of two major newspapers - THISDAY and Mail&Guardian - to investigate the production of cultural reporting, and to question the kind of messages and representations the print media is sending out to the public concerning arts and culture. The research will show that economic pressures from both media owners and advertisers for profit maximisation are having a detrimental effect, and that the print media is taking a passive role in the production of arts reporting, leading to a media that is formulaic, gossip- and celebrity-news driven, and essentially uncritical. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject cultural reporting en
dc.subject arts reporting en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject jazz en
dc.subject music en
dc.subject media en
dc.subject newspapers en
dc.subject THISDAY en
dc.subject Mail &Guardian en
dc.title Cultural reporting and the production of cultural reviews in selected South African newspapers : A case study of jazz music and musicians en
dc.type Thesis en


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