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ARTICLE: Journalism students need better statistics education

Journalism students would benefit from a statistics course specifically tailored for future journalists, Justin D. Martin, of Northwestern University in Qatar, argues. Martin surveyed all four-year journalism programs in the US in order to find out how many offered this kind of courses. Only 19 per cent of American journalism programs require their students to … Continued

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Books of the week 48/2016

Under the title “Books of the week”, JRN will list new, relevant publications that have recently become available. Click the title of the book for further information on the publisher’s website. We keep our eyes peeled, but if you want to make sure your publication makes the list, let us know when it’s out! You … Continued


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CFP: Tracing entanglements abstract deadline extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the upcoming Tracing entanglements in media history conference has been extended. The event will take place in Lund, Sweden, between 17th and 19th of May 2017. The previous deadline for abstract submissions was December 1st. The newly extended deadline is December 14th. Further information on the event is available … Continued



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ARTICLE: Media coverage of the war in Ukraine in 2014

During wartime, journalism usually finds itself in a kind of crossfire, writes Gunnar Nygren, of Södertörn University, Michal Glowacki, of University of Warsaw, Jöran Hök, of Sörertörn University, Ilya Kiria, of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Dariya Orlova, of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and  Daria Taradai, of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Sometimes this crossfire is literally between the two … Continued


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VIDEO: Local newspapers in the Netherlands

Niek Hietbrink, a teacher and researcher at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences talked to us about his research into local daily newspapers in the Netherlands. The study looked at the effects of lay-offs on the content of the papers. Hietbrink also shared his interests into continuing to do this kind of research and looking … Continued


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REPORT: Fact-checking sites are in rise in Europe

More than 50 dedicated fact-checking outlets have launched across Europe over the past decade, write Lucas Graves, of University of Wisconsin and Federica Cherubini, a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. New RISJ report surveys the landscape of the political fact-checking sites in Europe. The report focuses on the two most important organisational forms fact-checking … Continued


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ARTICLE: With what words to describe the Arab-Israeli conflict?

A recent article by Giora Goodman, of Kinneret College, and Sandrine Boudana, of Tel Aviv University, recounts the struggle of the Reuters news agency in trying to hit a neutral tone in reporting the Arab-Israeli conflict. The agency’s efforts are best likened to Don Quixote‘s fight against windmills, the authors suggest. The authors researched Reuters’ … Continued


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CFP: Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age

The editors of an upcoming book on transmedia journalism are looking for chapter proposals. The book will comprise double-blind peer reviewed chapters, and it is to be published by IGI Global in 2017. Chapter proposals of 500-1000 words are due by December 30th this year. Acceptees will be notified by the end of January 2017, … Continued