ARTICLE: Japanese news media took no lessons from Fukushima

Leading Japanese news outlets failed their audiences during the Fukushima nuclear incident – and they have done little to improve, a team of Japanese researchers write. They interviewed the responsible editorial staff of 14 national news organizations. The interviewees readily admitted they had been unprepared to report on the disaster. Few newsrooms had journalists specialized … Continued


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ARTICLE: Israeli journalists tweeted differently about the Gaza war

How did Israeli journalists’ Twitter messages about the 2014 Gaza war differ from their international colleagues’ messages, asked Ori Tenenboim, of University of Texas at Austin. Tenenboim analysed a random sample of 1 000 tweets, sent by 20 Israeli and 20 international journalists. The contents of the messages differed significantly: Israeli journalists mentioned places in … Continued