PAPER: The relation between foreign news coverage and web search activity

If a country gets major media attention from other countries, does it also come up in people’s searches? Haewoon Kwak, Jisun An, Joni Salminen, Soon-Gyo Jung and Bernard J. Jansen, all of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, studied media attention and public interest towards different topics. Researchers collected one hundred most popular topics daily for … Continued


CFP | 30.4. | Algorithmic personalization and news

The workshop on Algorithmic Personalization & News (APEN 18), held in conjunction with the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 18). The workshop is held on 25 June 2018. This workshop is intended to provide a platform to discuss the risks and opportunities of algorithmic personalization systems in the online news environments, and … Continued


CFP | 15.8. | Conference on digital transformations of mass media

On 25-26 October 2018 the annual Moscow Readings conference will be held at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University. The topic of the conference this year is “Digital Transformations of Mass Media: Regional, National and Global Aspects”. “We encourage conference participants to discuss current state of media and look into possible trends of … Continued

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ARTICLE: The what, where and who of data journalism education

What skills do data journalists need and possess? Where is data journalism being taught, and by who? a new study asks. Bahareh R. Heravi of University College Dublin, examined data journalism education in higher education. The research draws data from the 2017 Global Data Journalism Survey (206 participants from 43 countries) and a dataset of … 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

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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


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