Mapping the emotional labor and work of visual journalism

  title={Mapping the emotional labor and work of visual journalism},
  author={T. J. Thomson},
  pages={956 - 973}
  • T. Thomson
  • Published 7 September 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journalism
The study of emotion in journalism has largely been ignored and, when studied, is relegated almost exclusively to media texts. As such, this research aims to rectify this imbalance by focusing on the human side of journalism practice and the emotional labor and work experienced by documentary visual journalists. It does so through an in-depth, interview-based approach with 23 journalists in eight countries and identifies the sources of emotional labor and work experienced by those in the… 
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