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ARTICLE: Eurocentric concept of revolution cannot explain the Arab Spring event

Petra Cafnik Uludağ, of Bilkent University examines how does the concept of revolution as used in the Western media affect reporting about the Arab Spring. A media framing analysis (MFA) focused on The Guardian and The New York Times (2011 – 2013) was conducted. At first the study extracts six attributes used to define Western revolutionary … Continued


ARTICLE: Coverage of violent attacks against Muslims and non-Muslims

Mohammed el-Nawawy, of Queens University of Charlotte and Mohamad Hamas Elmasry, of Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, explore the coverage of Muslim-perpetrated terrorist attacks committed against Western-majority and Muslim-majority societies. It has been claimed that Western news outlets are more concerned with non-Muslim victims of terror than with Muslim victims. By using qualitative framing analysis … Continued


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CFP | 1.10. | Framing war and conflict

This special issue of Media, War and Conflict is calling for papers. “Framing War & Conflict” aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of framing as a method for analysing contemporary war coverage, and to clarify how and why the method has been refined and modified over the years. We seek to bring together articles … Continued


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ARTICLE: Depicting the American soldier abroad

The reporting style of Ernie Pyle during WWII strongly influenced war reporting and journalism in the United States. A new article by Richard Fine of Virginia Commonwealth University looks at the development of this style. The war reporting style emerged during the British-American invasion of French North Africa in 1942–1943. Reporting conditions in North Africa … Continued



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ARTICLE: Syrian refugees described as flooding water

The most commonly used category of metaphors for Syrian refugees is that of water masses, write Raith Zeher Abid (University of Karbala), Shakila Abdul Manan (Universiti Sains Malaysia), and Zuhair Abdul Amir Abdul Rahman (Sohar University). The authors analysed 2 548 news stories published online by nine news outlets from around the world. Overall, metaphors … Continued


ARTICLE: The emotionality of reporting crisis

Johana Kotišová, of Université de Liège and Masaryk University, explores how crisis reporters’ emotions are articulated by the processes of crisis reporting. The focus is on reporting refugee crisis and the 13 November Paris terrorist attacks by Czech Television. The study is based on observation in newsrooms and semi-structured interviews with journalists. The results show … Continued



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CFP | 17.4. | Crisis reporting in the digital age

The 5th Internation Crisis Communication Conference is calling for paper proposals. The event is organised by the Crisis Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the 19th and 21st of October 2017. The conference is broadly interested in the contemporary challenges of all crisis … Continued


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ARTICLE: How do terror attack survivors feel about journalists?

On 22.7.2011 a terrorist attack killed 77 people in Norway, most of them youth on a summer camp on Utøya island. A total of 490 campers survived the massacre, many of whom were contacted by the media for interviews. How did contact with journalists, and the subsequent coverage, affect the survivors? Researchers from the Norwegian … Continued