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BOOK: Journalism education in the Nordic countries

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The Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) has published an edited anthology on journalism education in the Nordic countries. It features 20 chapters on, for example, the history of journalism education, journalism students’ thoughts on the profession, and methods of education. A digital version of the book “Becoming a journalist” can be … Continued

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PUBLISHED 26 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: Audience recognized Gawker as journalism

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The audience imposed journalistic criteria upon the website Gawker, thus recognizing it as a journalistic actor, write Edson C. Tandoc Jr., of Nanyang Technological University, and Joy Jenkins, of University of Missouri. They analysed reader comments and news stories in response to Gawker publishing a particularly controversial story. The reactions to the Gawker piece, which … Continued

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PUBLISHED 26 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: News affect old workers’ employability

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The way news depict older workers changes the way potential employers assess them, a study by Anne C. Kroon, Martine van Selm, Claartje ter Hoeven, and Rens Vliegenthart, from the University of Amsterdam, finds. The authors exposed 249 subjects to different versions of a news article on the employment of older workers. The respondents were … Continued

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PUBLISHED 26 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: From audience to reporter

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New article by Daniela Gerson, of California State University, Nien-Tsu Nancy Chen, of California State University, Andrea Wenzel, of University of Southern California, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, of University of Southern California and Michael Parks, of University of Southern California, explores a hyperlocal news website Alhambra Source. It is a multilingual community news site that was launched in 2010 to bridge diverse … Continued

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PUBLISHED 25 Aug 2016 by admin

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Violence, participation and education discussed in Australian Journalism Review

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New issue of Australian Journalism Review is out now. It includes a bunch of texts from tens of scholars: for example eight articles and five book reviews. Here are just few tips: Georgina Sutherland, of University of Melbourne, Angus McCormack, of University of Canberra, Patricia Easteal, of University of Canberra, Kate Holland, University of Canberra, … Continued

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PUBLISHED 24 Aug 2016 by admin

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New issue of Pacific Journalism Review is published

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May/July 2016 issue of the Pacific Journalism Review is published. The issue is called Endangered Journalists and it includes several articles and other texts in the field of journalism. Here are few examples of the new texts: Ruth Callaghan, of Edith Cowan University explores the use of Storify in a student journalism newsroom. David Robe, of Auckland University of … Continued

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PUBLISHED 23 Aug 2016 by admin

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REPORT: Newsroom practices in different news organizations

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  The research and development strategies newsrooms currently use vary, write Alexis Alizor and Talia Stroud. The newly published report focuses on challenges facing the journalism industry and it is based on 525 surveys conducted of editors and news directors working in different newsrooms. The report lists several interesting findings. For example television and website-focused newsrooms are more likely to … Continued

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PUBLISHED 23 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: The time when the news was sung

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Songs used to be hugely popular form of news media in early modern Europe. An article by Una McIlvenna of the University of Kent studies this phenomenon and suggests new skills for historians studying news media. Because levels of literacy were low, news-songs were vey popular: a song was the most effective medium of information … Continued

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PUBLISHED 23 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: Framing the Cypriot economic crisis

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New study by Vaia Doudaki, of Uppsala University and Cyprus University of Technology, Angeliki Boubouka and Christos Tzalavras, both independent researchers, examine news framing during the economic crisis in Cyprus. The focus of the study is on three time periods, associated to major developments in what is known as the Cypriot economic crisis. The study examines … Continued

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PUBLISHED 22 Aug 2016 by admin

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ARTICLE: News startups and freelancers providing global journalism

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As many legacy news organizations have closed down their foreign reporting bureaus, freelancer correspondents are taking their places in a new kind of global journalism. The article by Lea Hellmueller of the University of Houston, Sadia Ehsan Cheema of Texas Tech University and Xu Zhang of the University of Tennessee studies recent global news startups … Continued

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PUBLISHED 22 Aug 2016 by admin