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


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


CFP | 10.6. | The future of facts

The journal is calling for article manuscripts for its upcoming thematic issue on “The Digital Future of Facts”. The journal is open access, and it accepts submissions in three languages: English, Spanish and Catalan. The issue in question is scheduled for publication in November 2018. The issue is interested in how facts -their production … Continued

ARTICLE: Journalism research is too fixated on novelty

Journalism studies is lacking historical perspective, an essay by Matt Carlson, of Saint Louis University, and Seth C. Lewis, of University of Oregon, argues. They call for more “temporal reflexivity” both in journalism research and education. Despite undeniable changes, many aspects of journalism have remained static. Journalism research and education, however, embrace novelty – for … Continued


CFP | 20.4. | Muslim women in the media

The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is calling for paper proposals for an upcoming, one-day conference on Muslim women in the media. The conference is organised by the MeCCSA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network, and it will be hosted by the University of East London on the 24th of May 2018. The event’s … Continued

ARTICLE: Swedish cultural journalism is adamantly transnational

Most of Swedish cultural journalism observes its topics on a “transnational scale”, Anna Roosvall and Andreas Widholm, both of Stockholm University, write. The authors analysed a sample of over 2 000 cultural news stories, published from 1985 to 2015. Roosvall and Widholm gathered their sample from five major, Swedish newspapers and the public service radio … Continued

Books of the week - Journalism Research News

Books of the week 11/2018

On the week 11/2018 the following publications have come to our attention: Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone Written by Sara Prieto Published by Palgrave Macmillan 199 pages Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa Edited by Bruce Mutsvairo & Beschara Karam Published by Palgrave Macmillan 272 pages Communicative Civic-ness: Social Media and … Continued

ARTICLE: The audience reacts more strongly to political scandals, if the information is presented bit by bit

Dividing a news story about a political scandal into several pieces will have a stronger effect than presenting all information at once, Christian von Sikorski and Johannes Knoll, both of University of Vienna, write. The authors came to the conclusion after conducting an experiment with 171 university students. The participants all read a (fictitious) story … Continued