JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

ARTICLE: How to report on the dark net?

Writing stories on the dark net, the hidden part of the internet outside the reach of public search engines, is an unusual practice. For example, using a nick, i.e. a digital pseudonym, raises ethical questions. Is this a form of undercover journalism, and how can journalists protect themselves while reporting? a new study asks. Liv … Continued

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ARTICLE: Gatekeeping news after publication

Gatekeeping processes online are changing constantly and being affected by so-called secondary gatekeepers. The new article by Alfred Hermida of the University of British Columbia, presents a conceptual framework on the topic. It examines how news items gain attention in the circulation phase: what gatekeeping processes take place after publication. These processes can be observed, … Continued


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ARTICLE: “News-finds-me” perception is linked to social media use and political knowledge across countries

Social media has become the most important news source for many, and its use for finding news has increased tremendously over the past years. The “news finds me” perception (NFM) refers to the idea some have, that due to the vast amount of information available online and in social media, they don’t have to actively … Continued


Journalism Books of March 2020

Books of March 2020

Here is a list of all the academic books on journalism we have collected at Journalism Research News during March 2020. You can search or arrange the table per your preference. We search the books from publishers Bloomsbury, Combined Academic Publishers, I.B. Tauris, Intellect, Oxford University Press, Peter Lang, Sage, Springer, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, … Continued


Journalism Research of March 2020

Research of March 2020

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in March 2020 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


In covering Ebola, the West saw Africa as inept and disease-ridden

Did Western and African media cover the 2014 Ebola outbreak differently? Adaobi Duru, of University of Louisiana, investigated the matter by analysing Ebola-related articles from five newspapers. The papers came from the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia – one from each. The US and UK papers emphasized how wretched of a … Continued


Deepfakes do not fool people, but still undermine trust in news

So-called deepfake videos do not deceive the audience, but they increase uncertainty and thus decrease trust in news. The result is reported by Loughborough University researchers Cristian Vaccari and Andrew Chadwick. They conducted an online experiment with a statistically representative sample of the British population (N = 2 005). The participants were first asked about … Continued


Poor working conditions drive journalists into public relations

What drives journalists to become “turncoats” and how do they reflect upon their career change? Bernadette Kester, of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Mirjam Prenger, of University of Amsterdam, interviewed 11 former journalists, who had abandoned journalism in favour of a career in PR. The interviewees cited two major reasons for “changing sides”. First, they felt … Continued