Food Journalism

Food journalism tells stories about food and the ways it can shape and be shaped by history, politics, and culture, in a variety of narrative forms, including traditional profiles, features, long-form narratives, breaking news, reviews, how-to, Q&A, as well as the variety of innovative forms developed for audio, visual, mixed-media, print, digital, social, mobile, and broadcast media. Most often it belongs to the field of lifestyle journalism, which addresses audiences primarily as consumers, providing them with information, instruction, and advice in entertaining ways about goods and services they can use to solve personal problems and enhance the quality of their everyday lives. Yet food journalism also and often crosses the boundary traditionally separating “soft” and “hard” news by covering developments in the various food ...

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