|Published online: August 21, 2014||$US5.00|
This article addresses the changes in journalistic cultural coverage, discussing how professional reporting practices and narratives are becoming more intertwined with marketing strategies and event promoters' goals. Using content analysis to map the evolution of Portuguese cultural journalism during the first decade of the 21st century, and socio-semiotic analysis to argue about the visual representation of three different music stars – the rock band U2, the artist John Lennon, and the classical piano player Maria João Pires – we question what kind of ethical professional dilemmas arise when an impoverished and diminishing cultural coverage is increasingly based on celebrity values and mythical visual representations.
|Keywords:||Cultural Journalism, Music Stars, Culture, Photojournalism|
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University Nova of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Student, Department of Communication Sciences and Culture, Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal