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Otaku Journalism: A Guide to Geek Reporting in the Digital Age Lauren Orsini

Otaku Journalism: A Guide to Geek Reporting in the Digital Age

Lauren Orsini

Published March 18th 2014
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
144 pages
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 About the Book 

Have you ever dreamed about getting paid to cover anime conventions? Do you fantasize about interviewing a video game designer and calling it work?If you answered yes to any of the above, you just might be an Otaku Journalist, a reporter eager toMoreHave you ever dreamed about getting paid to cover anime conventions? Do you fantasize about interviewing a video game designer and calling it work?If you answered yes to any of the above, you just might be an Otaku Journalist, a reporter eager to turn your geek passions into a writing career.Otaku Journalism is the only new media guide for aspiring journalists and bloggers with geek inclinations. Unlike most journalism textbooks, this guide doesn’t just touch on new media reporting, but on new media subjects like fandom and Internet pop culture. It outlines the tools todays journalists need to have in their arsenal, and how to use them effectively.Personalized for the geek who wants to get serious about reporting, this book covers specific topics in the field of subculture and fandom journalism. From building a beat to covering events to interviewing your heroes, Otaku Journalism is a step by step guide to achieving your dreams.Early praise:“Lauren Orsini’s book is a must-read, full of real experience and a practical understanding of new media journalism.”—Aja Romano“As a self-made niche blogger that carved a career for myself in my topic of choice, Lauren’s book spoke to me directly. I fully support her approach, and I would recommend it to any writer that is pursuing a topic of interest or needs direction on how to focus their career. Lauren’s voice is concise and clear, and she knows just how to speak to other writers.”—Colette Bennett