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 | 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


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

Books of the week - Journalism Research News

Books of the week 20/2018

On the week 20 the following publications have come to our attention: A History of Journalism and Communication in China By Yunze Zhao and Ping Sun Published by Routledge 176 pages Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time By Timothy Barker Published by Bloomsbury Academic 192 pages Reporting the road to Brexit: International … Continued

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ARTICLE: Chinese media has a limited effect on Kenyan and South African students

The growing number of Chinese-owned media in different African has demonstrated how Beijing wants to create a stronger mediated relationship with Africa. Some of the media projects in recent years have caused notable controversy and opposition. But how influential are Chinese media in Africa? ask Herman Wasserman of the University of Cape Town, and Dani … Continued

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ARTICLE: The coverage of the Ukraine conflict in 13 European countries

The crisis in Ukraine in 2014 was covered in varying ways around Europe. A group of researchers did a content analysis for coverage on the conflict from the first half of 2014. All in all, they examined two newspapers (24 issues from each paper) from 13 countries: Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, … Continued

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ARTICLE: Using “The Newsroom” to teach journalism ethics

Can a television show teach students ethics of journalism? Laveda J. Peterlin of the University of Saint Mary Leavenworth and Jonathan Peters of the University of Georgia, examined the “The Newsroom” as a way to introduce ethical concepts in teaching. The authors analysed 10 episodes of the series and detected parts where basic principles of … Continued


CFP | 30.6. | Emerging Chinese theory and practice of media

“Emerging Chinese theory and practice of media” is the focus of a 2018 issue of the journal Languages Cultures Mediations (Issue nr. 2 vol. 5, publication December 2018). Co-editors Hugo de Burgh, Emma Lupano, and Bettina Mottura would like to remind their invitation for submissions of full papers by 30 June 2018. In recent years, … 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.