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Journalism Research News on a summer break

The Journalism Research News staff will be taking a well-deserved summer break. Updates will be on hiatus beginning July 7th. Regular activities will resume in mid-August. During this break our monthly “Research of July” -list will not be updated, but any new publications will be added onto the list afterwards. Similarly, we will make efforts … Continued

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ARTICLE: What’s keeping newspapers from fully engaging social media?

Mainstream newspapers in Finland, Japan and Korea have one thing in common: they all seem to under-utilize social media in their operation. The reasons, however, are different for each country, write Joo-Young Jung, of International Christian University, and Mikko Villi, of University of Jyväskylä. The authors interviewed 18 senior journalists working for 14 different mainstream … Continued


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Books of the week 27/2017

On week 27 the following publications have come to our attention: Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries Edited by James Graham and Alessandro Gandini Published by University of Westminster Press 240 pages Open access Poland’s New Ways of Public Diplomacy Written by Beata Ociepka Published by Peter Lang 242 pages Storytelling in all Aspects Written … Continued


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CFP | 31.8. | Media and politics in the “pop-democracy”

The annual conference of the Italian Association of Political Communication is calling for paper proposals. The conference is to take place in Rome, Italy, between the 14th and 16th of December 2017. The conference is entitled “Communication and politics in the ‘pop-democracy’”. The organisers have provided the following, non-exhaustive list of topic suggestions: The relationships … Continued




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ARTICLE: Why do journalists rely on unverified sources?

How do journalists decide which distant sources they can use, asks Florian Wintterlin, of University of Muenster. Wintterlin interviewed 12 German journalists, whose work often involves using distant sources, such as social media accounts posting from Syria. Verification of information is still valued by the journalists, but often the journalists lack the time and other … Continued


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ARTICLE: Turkey’s news media landscape highly polarized also on Twitter

Twitter has become an important playground for the news media in Turkey.  Burak Doğu of the İzmir University of Economics, conducted a network analysis in Twitter to look at Turkey’s polarized news media landscape after the Gezi protests. The findings are analyzed at four levels: identifying the actors, positioning the actors and examining connections among … Continued


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CFP | 31.10. | Society for Phenomenology and Media conference

The Society for Phenomenology and Media’s 20th Annual Conference “Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age” is calling for papers. The aim of this conference is to explore various dimensions of media literacy in the global and local media landscapes, cultural constraints, educational practices, theoretical distinctions, philosophical dilemmas etc. The deadline for 250-word abstracts is … Continued


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Research of July 2017

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in July 2017 about journalism research. The list is updated a couple of times per week. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


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ARTICLE: Truthmeter helps journalists evaluate credibility of Twitter contributors

How can algorithms help journalists judge the credibility of sources? Richard Fletcher, of the University of Oxford, Steve Schifferes, of City University London, and Neil Thurman, of Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, examine the tool ‘Truthmeter’, created for evaluating Twitter sources. Truthmeter is “a tool that automatically scores the journalistic credibility of social media contributors … Continued