Covering the coverage: copying news and performative reporting

Savage, Karen (2014) Covering the coverage: copying news and performative reporting. In: Media, Politics, Performance: The Role of Intermedial Theatre in the Public Sphere, 5-6 May 2014, Athens, Greece.

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In her article, ‘Re-mediaton, inter-mediation, trans-mediation: The cosmopolitan trajectories of convergent journalism’, Chouliaraki explains, “Journalism is about doing things with words, not simply about using words to report facts. What journalism does with words, and indeed with pictures, is that it brings into being the community of people it addresses as its audiences. Journalism is, therefore, performative in the sense that it evokes or ‘‘performs’’ the very publics that it claims to inform” (p.268, 2012).
This performative paper will consider the role of ‘news’ as performance through travel. We will explore the role of journalist as performer and how embedding journalism is reporting as an immersive experience. This will be juxtaposed with personal and ‘travel-log’ experiences – detailing a re-reporting and re-representation of events in Athens according to my experiences of the ‘place’ at an-Other time.

Additional Information:This two day symposium was part of the 1st Fast Forward Festival held 27 April - 11 May 2014, organised by the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Keywords:travel, performance, re-reporting, re-presentation, intermedia, remediation, transmediation
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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ID Code:15463
Deposited On:16 Oct 2014 07:58

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