ARTICLE: Australian papers prioritize business over nature

The discourse surrounding the protection of the Great Barrier Reef has become increasingly business-oriented in Australian newspapers, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, of Griffith University, and Claire Konkes, of University of Tasmania, write. The authors compared the topic’s coverage in four newspapers in 1981 and 2012. Foxwell-Norton and Konkes’ sample focused on two important events of mediatized environmental … Continued

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Books of the week 16/2018

On the week 16/2018 the following publications have come to our attention: Digital Dominance – The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple Edited by Martin Moore and Damian Tambini Published by Oxford University Press 440 pages Who’s Reporting Africa Now? – Non-Governmental Organizations, Journalists, and Multimedia By Kate Wright Published by Peter Lang Under … Continued


CFP | 15.8. | Global media literacy

Glimpse, a double-blind peer reviewed journal published annually by the Society for Phenomenology and Media, invites papers for its Spring 2019 issue that will focus on the theme of global media literacy in the digital age. “We find ourselves, arguably, on the brink of a third digital revolution–Web 3.0 constituted by an Internet of things … Continued


CFP | 2.5. | Workshop on media manipulation

The workshop “Media manipulation: ideologies of influence and political economies of intervention in a digital world” is calling for papers. The event will be held on 29 June 2018 at Cambridge, United Kingdom. They invite contributions from across the social sciences and humanities and encourage presentations that feature work-in-progress. Participants will be expected to give … Continued

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REPORT: High level of distrust in news in Turkey

People’s trust and mistrust in news media Turkey indicate a very polarised society and news media, a new report by Servet Yanatma of the University of Oxford, shows. The report is supplementary to the Digital News Report 2017 by Oxford’s RISJ Institute, and is based on the survey done for the report. Television is the … Continued

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ARTICLE: The ABC Open project has managed to emphasize reciprocity

Previous research has argued that journalists involved in participatory projects have exercised too much control over the publication of user-generated content. Bill Reader of Ohio University, examined the Australian participatory project ABC Open. He did a textual analysis of 297 ‘how-to’ guides and conducted an online survey for the producers. The author found that the … Continued


CFP | 4.7. | African digital media review

The special issue of African Journalism Studies titled “African Digital Media Review” is calling for papers. The issue broadly exploresthe impact of digital technologies on a range of social and cultural practices that directly implicate journalism as a social practice. Complete articles (6000-8000 words) fitting within this broadly defined theme must be submitted online by … Continued

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ARTICLE: Convergence and de-convergence at a Chinese newsroom

A well-established organizational culture and a working routine  are crucial for legacy media when adapting to rapid changes in the digital age, a new study states. Ke Li, of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, did ethnographic research at the Chinese newspaper Beijing News for four months. Li proposes a convergence and de-convergence model of … Continued


CFP | 22.6. | Political Studies Association: Political reversals and renewals

Political Studies Association is calling papers for Media & Politics Group Annual Conference 2018 titled “Political Reversals and Renewals. The conference is organized at the University of Nottingham on 8-9 November 2018. Recent elections and referenda have thrown up some unexpected results – outside candidates have emerged rapidly to take power, and established politicians have … Continued

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ARTICLE: Indian entrepreunial journalism and social identity

How do entrepreneurial journalists see their social identity and how does this influence the journalism they practice? Summer Harlow of the University of Houston, and Monica Chadha of Arizona State University, interviewed founders, editors and journalists at 10 digital news startups in India. The researchers used and modified a typology form previous research to describe … Continued