ARTICLE: News from the future

Political news in Danish newspapers might have become less future-oriented over the 1997–2013 period, write Kenneth Reinecke Hansen of University of Southern Denmark. This is according to the significant decline in modal verbs in the present (future) tense. However, at the same time the articles seem to become slightly more speculative. Methodologically the scholar applied the corpus linguistic methods of keyword … Continued

ARTICLE: Slow is the new fast in journalism

Immediacy is seen as one of the key values in journalism as people want to be informed about events and threats as soon as possible. This speed game has strengthened over the past decade because of technological and commercial forces. Will the upcoming digital generation be interested in slow journalism? ask Nico Drok and Liesbeth Hermans. Their … Continued

REPORT: Traditional media declines in Denmark

The readerships of both regional and national newspapers have declined in Denmark over the recent years. Similarly the Danes have cut back on their time spent viewing television. At the same time, the use of internet has increased, for various purposes and by various devices. The results were published by the Danish Agency for Culture … Continued

ARTICLE: Will they pay for online news?

  Younger audience is more willing to pay for online news if they can combine content from different providers, claim Aske Kammer of University of Southern Denmark along with Morten Boeck, Jakob Vikær Hansen and Lars Juul Hadberg Hauschildt.  Published as an online-first version in Journal of Media Business Studies, the Danish study titled The free-to-fee transition: audiences’ attitudes toward paying for … Continued

REPORT: Ethics of journalism under financial pressure

A new, overarching agreement on journalism’s rules of conduct and transparency is sorely needed, writes Aidan White, of Ethical Journalism Network. White is the editor of a recently published study detailing the state of journalism in 18 countries. Untold Stories: How Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Stalk the Newsroom focuses on the restrictive aspects of … Continued

ARTICLE: Why blockbusters get easy coverage

Blockbuster movies receive easy media attention because they carry both “publicist” and media commercial news value, argue Nete N. Kristensen of University of Copenhagen and Unni From, of University of Aarhus. They analyze the coverage of 3 blockbuster movies in Danish newspapers. They argue there is a two-fold reason for high coverage: the promotional culture surrounding … 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