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ARTICLE: Fox News should not be considered as journalism

Scholarship on journalism often includes the American cable channel Fox News, but in reality the channel’s output is best described as propaganda rather than journalism, Mitchell T. Bard, of Iona College, argues. The author analysed the channel’s three prime time current affairs programs, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. … Continued


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ARTICLE: American TV stations are going “social media first”

Majority of local American television stations are taking a “social media first” approach to publishing news, write Anthony C. Adornato, of Ithaca College, and Suzanne Lysak, of Syracuse University. The authors surveyed 131 American news directors working in local TV. Most stations (78 per cent) have a written social media policy, and additional 17 per … Continued


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ARTICLE: Journalistic autonomy requires balancing between professional, organizational and relational dimensions

High concentration of media ownership and the proximity of the media to political and economic elites have been identified as challenges to the autonomy of Chilean journalism. Ximena Orchard, of the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, examined how journalists negotiate notions of autonomy in their daily exchanges with politicians. The study is based on semi-structured interviews from … Continued


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CFP | 1.7. | Ethics of sports journalism

The Institute of Communication Ethics Annual Conference, organized in London, is calling for papers. “Sports content is a crucial aspect of many media organisations’ output. But while the ethical issues surrounding news journalism are closely scrutinised, the ethical dilemmas facing sports journalism are often neglected, or even unacknowledged”, the call describes the current situation. The … Continued


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ARTICLE: Information overload makes readers willing to pay for news

People who feel overloaded by news information are more willing to pay for news, write Sun Kyong Lee and Nathan J. Lindsey, both of University of Oklahoma, with Kyun Soo Kim, of Chonnam National University. The authors surveyed 1 001 Americans over their news consumption habits, views on news, and their “perceived news information overload”. … Continued



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ARTICLE: Local papers in the US use negative stereotypes when depicting Latinos

The growing Latino population in the US gets covered with negative stereotypes, a new study finds. Mingxiao Sui, of Louisiana State University and Newly Paul, of Appalachian State University, studied how Latinos are portrayed in local newspapers in the United States. The authors studied 55 local newspapers, looking at 2426 articles from the year 2015. … Continued


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CFP | 15.9. | How do online journalists see their role in society?

A special issue of the #ISOJ Journal is now accepting paper submissions. The issue will be published in conjunction with the International Symposium on Online Journalism, in April 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the Symposium, which will take place in Austin, Texas (United States). The issue’s theme … Continued


ARTICLE: Journalists in the grip of politics

Peter Maurer, of  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) studies how political journalists in France and Germany perceive political influence on their work and how country-specific institutional and cultural frameworks affect political journalism. A survey among elite of political journalists in Germany and France was conducted. It covered 342 persons in Germany and 393 persons in … Continued


ARTICLE: Crisis in the relationship between Finnish media and politicians

On Friday November 25, 2016, the Finnish public broadcaster YLE published an online story that made Prime Minister Juha Sipilä lose his temper. YLE management reacts by scaling down coverage. As a consequence, journalists resign and accuse editorial leaders of limiting freedom of speech. In addition, in 2017 Finland lost its first place on Reporters without … Continued