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ARTICLE: Americans want more objectivity and less interpretation

Do journalists and their audience agree on what journalism should be like? The question was investigated by Lars Willnat, of Syracuse University, with David H. Weaver and G. Cleveland Wilhoit, both of Indiana University-Bloomington. The authors compared the results from two surveys with American journalists (N=1080) and members of the public (N=1230). The surveys inquired, … Continued


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ARTICLE: In Chile, TV is better for democracy than newspapers

Chilean television news provide more civic and watchdog journalism than newspapers do, write Daniel C. Hallin, of University of California San Diego, and Claudia Mellado, of Pontifical Catholic University of Valpara√≠so. The authors analysed the news output of two Chilean newspapers and two television channels. The authors sought signs of three types of “journalistic role … 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