ARTICLE: The connection between immigration news and real-world developments

How do news about immigration relate to real-life developments? University of Amsterdam researchers Laura Jacobs, Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes and Knut De Swert did a longitudinal study from 1999 to 2015 analysing trends in immigration news and comparing these to real-world events and developments. The dictionary-based automated content analysis included over 4 million news articles … Continued

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ARTICLE: Combining investigative journalism with stand-up comedy can improve public engagement

“Dirty Little Secrets” was a project from 2015 bringing together New Jersey news organizations, comedians, two universities, and a national investigative journalism organization CIR. The project turned investigative news material about New Jersey’s toxic contamination areas into stand-up comedy routines. Caty Borum Chattoo of American University and Lindsay Green-Barber of The Impact Architects, examined this … Continued


CFP | 30.5. | Sociocultural frontiers of journalism in Brazil and in Francophone space

The 1st Brazil-France-Francophone Belgium Journalism Research Conference titled “The Sociocultural Frontiers of Journalism in Brazil and in Francophone space”, is calling for proposals. The conference will be held 12-13 November 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. Studying the socio-cultural boundaries of journalism requires one to reflect on the dynamics of transformation, diversification and cooperation between journalists … Continued


CFP | 1.6. | Communication in the digital age (CIDA) symposium

The international symposium on “Communication in The Digital Age” (CIDA) will be held in Mersin, Turkey, on 18-19 October 2018. The symposium is calling for papers on different topics concerning the title. Deadline for 300-500 word abstracts is 1 June 2018. See the full call for papers on the conference website.

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ARTICLE: People navigate news on social media based on ‘generalised scepticism’

As news are read more often via social media, the selection of what news people see is based increasingly on algorithms, instead of editorial selection. Richard Fletcher and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of Oxford University, studied how people navigate news on social media, focusing on how they perceive news selection. The authors did a two-part study. … Continued

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ARTICLE: Politically active people in Taiwan still read print newspapers

Tien-Tsung Lee of the University of Kansas, and Yuki Fujioka of Georgia State University analyzed data from the Taiwan Communication Survey (TCS) from 2013, looking at which news and information sources are connected to civic and political participation. Their sample included 2 000 Taiwanese adults. Print newspaper reading was positively associated with both online and offline … Continued


CFP | 15.4. | Strategic management in the media industries

The Journal of Media Business Studies special issue on “Strategic Management in the Media (Creative) Industries” is calling for papers. The aim of the special issue on Strategic Management in the Media (Creative) Industries is (1) to advance our understanding of the media (creative) industries by examining specificities of strategic management and strategy work in … Continued


CFP | 15.4. | Communication trends in the digitalised world

The 3rd International Media Studies Symposium themed “Communication Trends in the Digitalised World”. The symposium is held on 1-3 November 2018 at Akdeniz University in Turkey. They welcome submissions from independent researchers, archivists, postgraduate students, academics, and broadcast professionals. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2018. Notification of abstract acceptance is 15 May and … Continued

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ARTICLE: Professionals create impressive photojournalism, but struggle to maintain their position

What happened to photojournalism when a newspaper laid off its entire photography staff? Tara M. Mortensen of the University of South Carolina, and Peter J. Gade of the University of Oklahoma, studied news presentation of Middletown’s Times Herald-Record six months before and after its layoffs in 2013. The 1 500 photographs analyzed reveal that, after the … Continued