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ARTICLE: Audience reactions to domesticated distant suffering

Domestication as journalistic practice refers to the framing of a foreign news event within the perceived national or local context of the audience, write Eline Huiberts and Stijn Joye, of Ghent University. The study investigates how an audience makes use of domestication strategies in viewing and reacting to mediated distant suffering. The study draws on audience research … Continued


ARTICLE: Media framing of trolling and online abuse

Karen Lumsden, of Loughborough University, and Heather Morgan, of University of Aberdeen studied the framing of trolling in British newspaper reports. Qualitative document analysis of 175 newspaper reports of trolling from British national newspapers was applied. The tactics employed by trolls can be seen as examples of “silencing strategies”. The article argues that the media’s framing of trolling … Continued


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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ARTICLE: New Zealand’s media failed to build consensus about Snowden revelations

Some time after the early Snowden revelations in 2013, New Zealand implemented new surveillance reforms. Kathleen Kuehn of Victoria University of Wellington studied how Snowden’s revelations were framed. The author conducted a media framing analysis of 156 news stories from two commercial newspapers and the national public broadcaster in New Zealand. According to the results, … Continued


New International Journal of Communication out now

The International Journal of Communication has just published a new issue and a special section on digital citizenship and surveillance. The both include a bunch of intriguing articles for those interested in journalism. Take a look at these for example: Masahiro Yamamoto, Seungahn Nah and Deborah Chung: U.S. Newspaper Editors’ Ratings of Social Media as Influential News … Continued


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ARTICLE: Various frames to the Eastern Ukraine conflict

The coverage of the Eastern Ukraine conflict varied considerably depending on different countries’ news. Nataliya Roman of the University of North Florida, Wayne Wanta of the University of Florida and Iuliia Buniak of the internet publication Obozrevatel studied how the conflict was portrayed in major Russian (Channel One Russia), Ukrainian (1 + 1), and American … Continued


ARTICLE: Globalisation, as told by Finland’s leading paper

When covering the topic of globalisation, Finland’s largest news daily Helsingin Sanomat legitimized only the pro-globalisation narrative of the debate, Lotta Lounasmeri, of University of Helsinki, writes. Lounasmeri analysed HS‘s stories mentioning “globalisation” between 1998 and 2004. Globalisation started out as a rather consensual subject in HS‘s economy section, from where it moved first to … Continued


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ARTICLE: Frames of climate change news travel across journalistic cultures

Issue frames of climate change conferences converge across countries, while narratives are more diverse and country-specific, a new study states. Authors of this cross-national paper are Julia Lück of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Hartmut Wessler of the University of Mannheim, Antal Wozniak of the University of Exeter and Diógenes Lycarião of the Federal University … Continued


ARTICLE: Media coverage of the war in Ukraine in 2014

During wartime, journalism usually finds itself in a kind of crossfire, writes Gunnar Nygren, of Södertörn University, Michal Glowacki, of University of Warsaw, Jöran Hök, of Sörertörn University, Ilya Kiria, of National Research University Higher School of Economics, Dariya Orlova, of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and  Daria Taradai, of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Sometimes this crossfire is literally between the two … Continued