JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

Dimensions of media attention apparatus and terrorist acts

A new study “The Attention Apparatus: Conditions and Affordances of News Reporting in Hybrid Media Events of Terrorist Violence” by Niina Uusitalo  and Katja Valaskivi from University of Tampere conceptualizes news organization as a an attention apparatus through looking at news production in terrorist acts.  The empirical part of the study consisted of 33 thematic … Continued

Research of January 2021

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in January 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


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Examining journalistic metaphors: colouring and anchoring

Storytelling is a central feature of journalism, where stories are combined with numbers. New study “Re-imagining the quantitative-qualitative relationship through colouring and anchoring” by Brendan T Lawson of University of Leeds examines metaphors used by journalists to describe their storytelling in humanitarian crises: colouring and anchoring. To examine what type of metaphors journalists use in … Continued


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Ghanaian female journalists’ work-life balance

New article “Multiskilled in Many Ways: Ghanaian Female Journalists Between Job and Home” by Kodwo Jonas Anson Boateng of University of Jyväskylä and Epp Lauk Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas investigates the challenges Ghanaian female journalists face when combining their work and family life, with gendered expectations for caregiver role. Unstructured in-depth interviews of 23 female … Continued


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Whistleblowing platforms, accountability and transparency

The new study “The Accountability and Transparency of Whistleblowing Platforms Issues of Networked Journalism and Contested Boundaries” by Colin Porlezza of City, University of London and Philip di Salvo of Università della Svizzera italiana looks at how whistleblowing platforms understand accountability and transparency. Four platforms are analyzed: Magyarleaks from Hungary, Publeaks from Netherlands, Irpileaks from … Continued


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Pre-established ideas shape journalists’ news selection and framing practices

The article “Maintenance of News Frames: How US, British and Russian News Made Sense of Unfolding Events in the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis” by Christian Baden of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Katsiaryna Stalpouskaya of LMU Munich compares framing of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis in newspapers from three countries.  The study defines frames according … Continued


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Voice-profiling and the future of journalism

How will bio-assessment of individuals affect journalism? The new article  “Journalism and the Voice Intelligence Industry” by Joseph Turow of University of Pennsylvania considers how the news people receive are affected by voice-profiling by the voice intelligence industry. The article is an essay-type one that asks the reader to also consider the future. The voice … Continued


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Developments of citizen journalism in Africa

Citizen journalism in the Global South is the topic of the new article “Is citizen journalism dead? An examination of recent developments in the field” by Bruce Mutsvairo of Auburn University and Susana Salgado of University of Lisboa looks at the development of citizen journalism in Africa and particularly Mozambique and Zimbabwe.  The study is … Continued



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Best practices for journalists as inclusive media educators

How can journalists foster audience participation and journalism literacy? The new article  “Journalists as Media Educators: Journalistic Media Education as Inclusive Boundary Work.” by Maarit Jaakkola of University of Gothenburg seeks to answer this question. Media education is defined as the ability to evaluate and act upon media messages. According to previous research, journalists avoid … Continued