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ARTICLE: Donor power and journalism

Martin Scott, of University of East Anglia, Mel Bunce, City University of London, and Kate Wright, of Edinburgh University, explore how foundation funding influence on international public service journalism and journalistic practices. The article reports on the findings of a research project about humanitarian news organisation Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) as it transitioned from being funded … Continued


CFP | 20.3. | Public Lives/Private Platform: The Politics of Twitter

Organisers of symposium “Public Lives/Private Platform: The Politics of Twitter” are calling for papers. The event takes place on 23-24 May 2017 at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is oganised with the support of Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis & Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. Contributions in the following formats are considered: Research papers … Continued


CFP | 15.4. | Bridging Gaps: Where is the critic in television journalism?

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is calling for papers for the international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism?”. The event is organised in CUNY School of Journalism, New York City, on August 31 – September 1, 2017 The format of the conference aims at being open and inclusive … Continued

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ARTICLE: US journalists pursue news they don’t consider worthy

In order to constantly keep their web pages updated, American newspapers often turn to stories their journalists think are not important, Nikki Usher, of George Washington University, writes. The finding is based on 122 interviews with journalists working for four metropolitan US newsrooms. The journalists describe a constant need to “feed the beast” – to … Continued

VIDEO: Data journalism implications

Florian Stalph, Research Associate at the University of Passau talked to us about his research. He told about his research about data journalism implications. Stalph is also interested in data driven teams in newsrooms. The interview was filmed at the ECREA 2016 conference in Prague.

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ARTICLE: Online audience engagement is not that important

Audience engagement features affect the perceived value of a news outlet only slightly, Isabelle Krebs and Juliane A. Lischka, both of University of Zurich, write. The authors surveyed 313 Swiss university students over their online news consumption behaviour. Engagement -meaning commenting, sharing, poll-taking and so forth- had little to no effect on the news outlets’ … Continued


NordMedia call for papers deadline extended

The deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals for the biennial NordMedia conference has been extended. The new deadline is March 5th. The NordMedia 2017 conference is themed “Mediated Realities – Global Challenges”. The conference will take place in Tampere, Finland, between 17th and 19th of August 2017. Further information of the event is available … Continued