Picture: untitled by NASA, license CC0 1.0

ARTICLE: Lessons from online newspapers from the early days of the web

Matthew S. Weber and Katherine Ognyanova of Rutgers University, and Allie Kosterich of Pace University, studied the patterns of hyperlinking to explain how online newspapers adapt to new technologies. The article looks at the years from 1996 to 2000 as a critical period of adaptation for newspapers on the Web. Mainstream news sites of 28 … Continued


REPORT: Small-market newspapers in the digital age

During the past decade, the fortunes of the newspaper industry changed dramatically, write Christopher Ali, of University of Virginia, and Damian Radcliffe, of University of Oregon. So far, in studying these developments, the researchers have focused on large national newspapers. But how are small-market newspapers responding to digital disruption? How can they best prepare for the future? The report is … Continued


Untitled by Lenka Sevcikova, licence CC0 1.0

ARTICLE: A brief history of journalists’ organisations in Czechoslovakia

An article by Markéta Ševčíková, an independent researcher, and Kaarle Nordenstreng, of University of Tampere, recounts the history of journalists’ organisations in former Czechoslovakia. Most notably, the country hosted the International Organization for Journalists (IOJ) – once the worlds leading journalists’ organisation. Ševčíková and Nordenstreng begin by summarizing Czechoslovakian history from its 1918 independence from … Continued



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