ARTICLE: A plurality of mobile news consumption patterns

Mobile news are finding many niches in our daily lives, but they’re not about to eclipse traditional media, write Kristin Van Damme, Karel Verbrugge, Lieven De Marez, all of Ghent University, and Cédric Courtois, of Catholic University of Leuven (names not in original order). They reached their conclusion through a combination of a large-scale survey … Continued


ARTICLE: In Sweden, print-only readers are old and few

Mobile media has become the most significant form of news young Swedes consume, write Oscar Westlund and Mathias Färdigh, both of University of Gothenburg. They combed through the results of 27 consecutive national surveys to see how the emergence of mobile media has changed media consumption patterns. They found that all age groups mainly used … Continued



CFP: Baltic journalism in an increasingly insecure environment

Abstract submissions are now open for the conference “Interaction of media and politics in the Baltic states”. The event is to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 7th and 8th of May. One of the conference’s four subthemes is titled “Political and investigative journalism”, although all sections of the event border journalism scholarship in … Continued


CFP: How can audience models be applied to new media?

The Second International Conference on Media and Popular Culture is calling for papers. The event, to be held in Vienna, Austria, will focus on different sociological models describing audience reactions to media stimuli. How can various models be applied to a changing media environment, the conference intends to ask and discuss. The event will last … Continued


Research grants for drone journalism, advertising and live tweeting, among others

Stock photo courtesy of pixabay.com user niekverlaan. The Finnish research fund Helsingin Sanomain Säätiö has announced its newest grant recipients. Seven research projects were granted a total of 538 600 euros on December the 3rd. Mervi Pantti, of University of Helsinki, will be studying the portrayal of the Ukrainian crisis in the Finnish press. Mikko … Continued


For most Swedes, internet is the most important information source

A recently published study details the internet use of Swedes. Internet use is widespread and still growing, and its importance greatest to the young, the study confirms. More surprising is the finding that a total of one million Swedes still forego internet use altogether. Of interest to journalism scholars: mobile and tablet use is booming … Continued


Danes trust text the most on the internet, and other findings

A national survey of Danish digital media use has been published. Its results suggest that despite of their widespread use of the internet, Danes are fairly conservative in their habits. For example, well over half (58%) of the study’s subjects preferred text over video or audio presentations of news. Other results show that even though … Continued