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ARTICLE: Broadcast and print majors share values but differ in personalities

Journalism students majoring in broadcast and in print largely share the same values, write Serena Carpenter, of Michigan State University, Anne Hoag, of Penn State, and August E. Grant, of University of South Carolina. The authors surveyed 686 American journalism students over their personality traits and life values. As was expected by the authors, students … Continued



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ARTICLE: Journalists in the Global South prioritize different roles than Westerners

Journalists in developing African and Asian countries have different role conceptions from Western journalists, a multi-national team of researchers has discovered. The team surveyed 2598 journalists in Bangladesh, Botswana, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. These results were then compared to results from 19 West European and North American countries. The researchers conducted … Continued


ARTICLE: Freelance journalists keep a straight face on Facebook

Freelance journalists use more serious profile pictures on their Facebook fan pages than employed journalists, write Serena Carpenter, Duygu Kanver and Rashad Timmons, all of Michigan State University. The authors analysed 468 journalists’ fan pages from around the world. Freelance journalists keep a straight face in as many profile pictures as they smile in (38.9 … Continued


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ARTICLE: Print and broadcast journalists still don’t get along

Newspaper and television journalists continue to distrust each other, Vincent Filak, of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, writes. Filak surveyed 191 US journalists over their thoughts on newsroom convergence, and compared those results to an earlier study from 2004. The respondents were presented with hypothetical plans to converge print and broadcast operations. Both groups of journalists viewed … 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


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ARTICLE: Journalists think differently about their own privacy

US journalists are more unanimous about defending journalists’ privacy from government spying, than the privacy of ordinary citizens, Courtney N. Johnson of University of Washington writes. Johnson analysed 61 editorials relating to three revelations regarding US government’s monitoring of either journalists or the public at large. Two of the surveillance cases targeted journalists: the Associated … Continued


ARTICLE: Is there “welfare state journalism”?

Laura Ahva, of University of Tampere, Arjen van Dalen, of University of Southern Dernmark, Jan Fredrik Hovden, of University of Bergen, Guðbjörg Hildur Kolbeins, of Bifröst University, Monica Löfgren Nilsson, of University of Gothenburg,  and Morten Skovsgaard, of University of Southern Denmark, study the professional identity of journalists working in the Nordic countries – Denmark, … Continued


VIDEO: Norms of journalists and legitimizing the work

David Domingo, Professor at l’Université libre de Bruxelles told us about his recent work related to how journalists deal with norms. Finally, he shares his ideas for future research: creating more participation and action research to help journalism to foster a more caring society and to help reduce polarization. The interview was filmed in the … Continued


ARTICLE: Job loss weakens journalists professional identity

In their newly published article Merryn Sherwood, of La Trobe University and Penny O’Donnell, on University of Sydney study how job losses impact on journalists professional identity. The study is based on a survey of 225 Australian journalists who had been laid off between 2012 and 2014. The most important finding was that majority of these journalists … Continued