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ARTICLE: Public service news are more diverse than commercial

News published online by public service broadcasters provide more diversity than news published by other types of news organisations, Edda Humprecht and Frank Esser, both of University of Zurich, write. The authors analysed 1 660 political news articles, published by 48 news organisations in six countries: United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. … Continued


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ARTICLE: News on corruption differ by country and paper

Newspapers’ coverage of corruption is different in different countries – and in different papers, a study by Paolo Mancini, Marco Mazzoni, Rita Marchetti, all of University of Perugia, and Alessio Cornia from University of Oxford (names not in original order). The authors algorithmically analysed over 100 000 news articles from Italy, France, and the United … Continued


ARTICLE: Swine flu and journalistic cultures

Coverage of a specific issue may reveal more general aspects of the place of journalism in a society, claim Alessio Cornia and Paolo Mancini of Università di Perugia, and Marina Ghersetti and Tomas Odén of University of Gothenburg. Their recent paper, titled The Partisans, the Technocrats and the Watchdogs: Domestication in media coverage of the swine flu pandemic in 2009, was published … Continued