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‘I realised then how “Parisian” Egypt was’ : challenges and rewards of de-westernising travel journalism
Bypassing the dominant Western bias in journalism scholarship is a challenge; it raises the question of what might replace it. Similarly, to evade the Western post-imperialism orthodoxies recurrent in cultural studies ...
Out of their comfort zone : student reactions to cultural challenges while travel writing
Many journalism students harbour desires of becoming travel writers. And yet, when taken on a travel-writing trip, how do they react when confronted with the reality? And how does their own social framework influence their ...
Imaginary travellers : identity conceptualisations of the audience among travel journalists
Travel journalists cannot know each traveller for whom they write, so they must imagine what a reader wants. The subsequent journalism influences how tourists travel and engage with a foreign country and its inhabitants. ...
“Wherever I go, there you are” the mobility/mooring paradigm in travel journalism
An article reveals a journalist’s agenda as well as their preconceptions about the audience. Based on schema theory, the mobility/mooring paradigm demonstrates how travel journalists create interplay between the challenge ...