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Newspapers in Japan and the role of personal contact - Kaori Hayashi interview

VIDEO: Newspapers in Japan and the role of personal contact

Kaori Hayashi, Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo, talked to us about Japanese newspapers. Due to the ageing society and changing media use of younger generations, the readership of newspapers is on the decline. Still, newspapers have a lot of influence in the … Continued


Post-industrial journalism in metropolitan newsrooms - Nikki Usher interview

VIDEO: Post-industrial journalism in metropolitan newsrooms

Nikki Usher, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, told us about her work. She has recently finished a book called ‘Interactive Journalism’ (find info about the book behind this link). Usher’s current work will focus on post-industrial journalism in newsrooms, looking at the connection of material and digital production. She is asking whether journalism … Continued


Münchener Abkommen, Abreise von Daladier, photograph courtesy of the German Federal Archive, licence CC-BY-SA 3.0

ARTICLE: How the media prepared France for WW II

In a very short time France’s prime minister Édouard Daladier (1884-1970) was able to turn the public image of the country around – securing Great Britain as an ally right before the Second World War descended upon France. Media, especially newsreels and newspapers, was crucial in signalling the British of France’s capability as a war-time … Continued



Picture: “American troops preparing to unload materials for shore” by © IWM (A 12683), IWM non-commercial licence

ARTICLE: Depicting the American soldier abroad

The reporting style of Ernie Pyle during WWII strongly influenced war reporting and journalism in the United States. A new article by Richard Fine of Virginia Commonwealth University looks at the development of this style. The war reporting style emerged during the British-American invasion of French North Africa in 1942–1943. Reporting conditions in North Africa … Continued


Valencian newspapers, Facebook’s ad hoc groups and Spanish TV

The new issue of Communication & Society is now available. The current issue includes nine research articles in the field of communication and journalism. Anna Mateu and Martí Domínguez, of University of Valencia, study opinion articles published in the Valencian newspapers, in order to analyze the evolution of the environmental discourse in Spanish society from the dictatorship to the … Continued


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CFP | 31.5. | History of “fake news” in print

A conference entitled “‘Fake news!’: an historical perspective” is calling for paper proposals. The event is organised by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI), and will take place on the 10th and 11th of November 2017 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. As suggested by the organiser’s title, the event is particularly interested in … Continued


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CFP | 22.4. | Theories and methods of studying past media

A conference entitled “Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses” is calling for paper proposals. The conference is hosted by the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK, on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2017. The organisers invite “proposals that consider new approaches to media theory and history”. The (non-exhaustive) list of suggested topics consists … Continued


Mexican Worker in 1930's courtesy of Jimmy Smith, licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

ARTICLE: Mexican immigrants in Great Depression editorials

Different US newspapers framed Mexican immigrants in dramatically different ways during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Melita Garza, of Texas Christian University, writes. Garza analysed the editorials of three San Antonio based newspapers –San Antonio Express, San Antonio Light, and La Prensa– between 1929 and 1933. San Antonio Light followed its owner’s, William … Continued