ARTICLE: Local owners, influence networks, and more

A special issue of the journal Medijske studije has been published. It focuses on the media development in the post-communist Central and Eastern European countries over the past 25 years. Lenka Waschková Císařová, of Masaryk University, and Monika Metyková, of University of Sussex, have studied media ownership in Czech Republic since 1989. They interviewed journalists … Continued


ARTICLE: News engine improving productivity?

Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, has introduced a new workflow in an attempt to produce more news stories, faster and on different platforms. This article explores how the practice of journalism at DR News has been altered after the implementation of the so called news engine. Some journalists experience a deskilling and a decrease in autonomy, while others experience … Continued


ARTICLE: Journalists and change in the industry

Internet and social media have changed how journalists’ traditional roles are perceived. Stephanie Grubenmann Miriam Meckel explore the interplay between journalists’ role perceptions, the core values of journalism, and ongoing change in the industry. Their analysis answer to the question whether journalists’ professional identity serves as a resource that helps them to cope with uncertainty. The study explores journalists’ … Continued


ARTICLE: Professional outlooks in Ireland and Jordan

A pilot study of postgraduate journalism students in Dublin and Amman compared professional outlooks and social characteristics of students in both contexts and examined institutional settings. The study finds that journalism students in both cities have very similar views on the profession, although the responses of the students from Amman indicated they are somewhat more activist in … Continued


ARTICLE: Open journalism is a double-edged sword

Open journalistic practices such as crowdsourcing create undeniable value to journalism, writes Tanja Aitamurto. But open journalism also challenges the journalistic norms and pressures journalists to compromise some of the most fundamental ideals of journalism. The article contributes to the understanding of the impact of open journalistic practices on digital journalism.   The article, titled Crowdsourcing as a … Continued



ARTICLE: African journalism, Western ideals, and others

A new issue of the journal African Journalism Studies has been published. It marks the re-launch of the journal with a new name, replacing the former title Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies. The voluminous issue features several essays also from European universities, which we’ve summarized below. Terje Skjerdal, of NLA University College, presents an essay … Continued


ARTICLE: Global journalism, PR views, and old debates

The journal Journalism Studies has published a small batch of online-first articles. We took a look at the three articles and summarized them below.   Sarah Van Leuven, of Ghent University, and Peter Berglez, of Örebro University, compared The Times, Le Monde and De Standaard in terms of “global journalism”. According to the authors’ quantitative … Continued



ARTICLE: Talking past each other about storytelling

The concept of storytelling and its value to journalism has been under debate for some time, yet the discussion has made little to no progress, write Tim Groot Kormelink and Irene Costera Meijer, both of VU University Amsterdam. Reason to the stall is the multiplicity of mismatching discourses, or repertoires, the authors decide. After reviewing … Continued