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By Sue Joseph,Richard Lance Keeble

This booklet examines the heritage, concept and journalistic perform of profile writing. Profiles, and the perform of writing them, are of accelerating curiosity to students of journalism simply because conflicts among the interviewer and the topic exemplify the altering nature of journalism itself. whereas the topic, usually during the medium in their press consultant, struggles to hold keep watch over of the interview house, the journalist seeks to subvert it. This attention-grabbing and multi-layered interplay, although, has infrequently been topic to severe scrutiny, partially simply because profiles have often been considered as public family workouts or as ‘soft’ journalism. although, chapters during this quantity show not just that profiling has, traditionally, taken many alternative kinds, yet that the belief of the interview as a contested house has functions past the topic of celebrated members. the quantity appears to be like on the profile’s old beginnings, on the modern manufacture of megastar as opposed to the ‘ordinary’, at profiling groups, international locations and activities, at profiling the destitute, at carrying personalities and at last at profiling and trauma.

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