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PAPER: Political scandals in Finland and in the UK

On today’s turbulent media stage, political scandals represent great drama. They are important, because they touch political power directly, writes Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism journalist fellow Anne Moilanen. In her paper she compares Finnish and British political scandals and analyses how the scandal processes differ in Finland and in the UK. The author conducted semi-structured interviews … Continued

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REPORT: Even online, trust in news is built on legacy

News consumers largely value online news sites based on their offline legacies, a report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) states. The report was produced by Kantar Media consultancy group as a part of RISJ’s annual Digital News Report. Audience members were interviewed in focus groups in four countries: the … Continued


CFP: Local news in dire straits

The conference “Is no local news bad news? Local journalism and its future” is now looking for contribution proposals. The event will take place in Toronto, Canada, on the 3rd and 4th of June 2017. The event welcomes journalists, scholars, policy makers and citizens alike. It invites contributions on such topics as: the role of … Continued


CFP: The digital public sphere

A symposium titled “The Digital Public Sphere in Question: From Counter- to Crypto-Publics” is looking for contribution proposals. The event will take place in Fengerfors, Sweden, between the 3rd and 5th of March 2017. The organisers welcome various types of presentations, from theoretical papers to hands-on-demonstrations and workshops. Among the suggested topics are “how to … Continued

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ARTICLE: Anzac Day coverage marginalizes the Māori

In their Anzac Day coverage New Zealand newspapers focus on New Zealanders of European descent, or Pākehā, while marginalizing the native Māori, write Alex McConville, Tim McCreanor, and Helen Moewaka Barnes, all of Massey University, with Margaret Wetherell, of the University of Auckland (names not in original order). The authors analysed 77 news stories relating … Continued

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ARTICLE: South European newspapers adapt better to convergence

Spanish and Portuguese newspapers are more willing to embrace convergence than their Dutch, Swiss, German, or Austrian peers, a new international study finds. The project interviewed a total of 228 editors and other decision makers in regional and national newspapers from all six countries. The research team comprises Manuel Menke and Susanne Kinnebrock, both of … Continued


CFP: Media and fear

A one-day symposium on media and fear is looking for paper submissions. The event will take place in Lund, Sweden, on the 16th of March 2017. The organisers are looking for contributions that address the following topics: “histories of media and fear; a politics of fear; political activism, surveillance and fear; representations of fear in … Continued