Entertainment Journalism

In the first decades of the 21st century, new forms and delivery systems for arts and entertainment were accompanied by shifts in how the public consumed news and comment on all aspects of entertainment. The rise of blogs and other Internet-based avenues for sharing information helped democratize entertainment journalism by throwing it open to amateurs and semi-professionals. At the same time, some see a decline in serious criticism by trained professionals, resulting in a trivia-obsessed public and a reduced market for serious reviews of traditional art forms.

The parameters of entertainment journalism can be difficult to identify. Journalism about entertainers can lose definition when many journalists appear to have become entertainers. The practice of mixing news with entertainment is not new; it dates at least as ...

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