Journalism Research News on a summer break

The Journalism Research News staff will be taking a summer break. Updates on new research will be on hiatus beginning 4 June. Activities will resume around September. During this break our monthly lists will not be updated, but any new publications will be added onto the lists afterwards. Similarly, we will make efforts to respond to … Continued

All journalism research of May 2018

Research of May 2018

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in May 2018 about journalism research. The list is updated a couple of times per week. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.

Books of the week - Journalism Research News

Books of the week 21-22/2018

On the weeks 21 and 22 the following publications have come to our attention: Careers in Media and Communication By Stephanie A. Smith 184 pages Published by Sage 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 … Continued


CFP | 15.8. | Digital media and democracy in the Americas

#ISOJ Journal, the official research publication of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, is seeking extended abstracts (up to 1,000 words) for a special issue on “Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas”. The submitted papers can deal with, but not limited to, the following questions: How have the news media performed their democratic duties … Continued

Media technology and protest movements: a historical perspective – interview with Anne Kaun

VIDEO: Media technology and protest movements – a historical perspective

Anne Kaun, Associate Professor at Södertörn University told us about her research. She has investigated civic engagement, protest and media technologies, using historical and temporal perspectives. She also told about her current interests in algorithmic activism. Kaun gave a keynote talk at the Median ja viestinnän tutkimuksen päivät conference, in Jyväskylä, Finland, April 2018, where … Continued


CFP | 1.11. | Refugees, media, and public opinion

The journal Mass Communication and Society is calling for papers for its issue on “Refugees, Media, and Public Opinion: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives”. The special issue invites empirical contributions that: study the depiction of the “refugee crisis” in mediated communication, preferably across different types of media or outlets; focus on how mediated depictions influence individuals’ … Continued

Picture: SH-60B helicopter flies over Sendai by United States Navy, public domain

ARTICLE: Western newspapers used a cultural framework when reporting the Great East Japan Disaster

The Great East Japan Disaster of 2011 provides an important case study through which to evaluate how the western media cover Japan. Besides the nuclear crisis, limited attention has been paid to news reporting across the multiple overlapping disaster. Jamie Matthews of Bournemouth University did a critical discourse analysis of coverage of the disaster in … Continued


CFP | 30.6. | Disinformation and digital media as a challenge for democracy

The sixth volume in the “European Integration and Democracy” book series titled “Disinformation and digital media as a challenge for democracy” is calling for chapters. “This book is motivated, to a large extent, by the recent developments in information, misinformation and disinformation practices. From the beginning of history, various and diverse means or channels of … Continued