Issue 41(8) of the journal Communication Research is now out and publicly available online. The articles featured in the issue have appeared online first from August 2012 to June 2014. Of interest to journalism scholars in this particular number are three articles dealing with the forms and effects of news filtering on the internet, be it through algorithms, recommendations or personal selection.
Notable findings include that self-selection of news will include counter-attitudinal news pieces and that recommendations via social media will diminish the effects of partisanship in news selection. Both suggest that the formation of so-called ideological “echo-chambers” in online news is less prominent as feared.
Index of the issue and links to full articles are available here.