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Evenings with An Author: Bryan Pirolli
20 November 2018 @ 19 h 30 min
Bryan Pirolli’s new book, Travel Journalism: Informing Tourists in the Digital Age, invites us to explore the evolving world of travel media. Bryan will discuss real-life examples from his professional life writing for Fodor’s, Time Out, and CNN coupled with his research at the Sorbonne. In his book, he questions how Airbnb has disrupted journalism with its magazine Airbnbmag. He asks more broadly how journalists can rethink their role as information providers and watchdogs while TripAdvisor contributors and Instagram influencers compete for audiences. Is there a future for travel journalists as we once knew them, or are there new realities that need to be embraced?
Bryan Pirolli is a journalist and author whose professional experiences includes writing for CNN Travel, Time Out Paris, DK Eyewitness, and Travel+Leisure while completing his doctorate at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. A Philadelphia native and NYU graduate, his career has taken him from New York to Paris, London, Naples, and soon to Beijing where he will take a new role as travel editor at an international Chinese news organization.