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Obsessive-activist reporting as a new model of journalism

In a new study, Avshalom Ginosar of Academic College Yezreel Valley, and Zvi Reich of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, describe existing archetypes of journalists and present a new candidate: the “obsessive-activist journalist”. Following a review of literature on journalism models and role perceptions, the researchers findings are based on interviews of 17 Israeli … Continued

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Technologization, LGBT self-media, and the the Chinese news ecology

Increasingly, social actors from outside the journalism business, including bloggers, commentators, coders, and Web analytics managers participate in the making of news and reshape journalism. This process also includes non-human actors such as algorithms and automated systems. The new article by Yidong Wang of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Valerie Belair-Gagnon of University of Minnesota, Twin … Continued


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Major U.S. wildfires rarely framed as societal issues

“With findings that news framing is presenting a hazard only in terms of capital value when citizens suffer a multi-layered loss, scholars must question why certain frames are dominant and others nearly absent”, Carol Terracina-Hartman of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania writes in a new study. She examined 10 historic US wildfires using the concepts … Continued


Journalism Research of October 2020

Research of October 2020

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in October 2020 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


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Objectivity, detachment, and Walter Lippmann

The iconic Walter Lippmann was a forceful advocate for journalistic objectivity. He had a strong belief in “detachment” as an ideal for a journalist. Julien Gorbach of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, writes about the journalist in his new study. The article explores balancing between two journalistic ideals: standing up for something, and being … Continued


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How TV news evolved in the UK during the 1990s

The new article by Madeleine Liseblad of Middle Tennessee State University published in American Journalism deals with the evolution of the British television news in the 1990s, during Thatcher’s Tory government and partly overlapping with Blair’s Labour, but market liberal premiership. A similar, mirrored transformation occurred in the UK during 1990s as in the US … Continued



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Finnish journalists experience interference in many forms

A new study by Ilmari Hiltunen of Tampere University and Aleksi Suuronen of Åbo Akademi University offers new empirical evidence on external interference in contemporary journalism, using Finland as a case example. The study employed two methods: statistical analysis and a survey of 875 Finnish journalists. Age and gender were only marginal factors in the … Continued


Research of September 2020

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in September 2020 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


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Diversity examined in 18 British, Swedish, and German newsrooms

A new study in Journalism Practice by Julia Lück, Tanjev Schultz, Sabine Kieslich, of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, and Felix Simon and Alexandra Borchardt of the University of Oxford, explores the issue of internal diversity in newsrooms as a reflection of the society. The authors conducted semi-standardized interviews of editors-in-chief and managing editors … Continued