CFP: How to research citizen media

Researching Citizen Media Workshop, hosted at the University of Manchester, is still accepting submissioms. The event is partially booked, but presentation slots are still available for PhD students and early career researchers. The event will take place on the 15th and 16th of September this year. Presentation abstracts should be sent by the 20th of … Continued

CFP: How to research journalism in a digital age?

The conference Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age is now accepting paper proposals. The event will take place on the 26th and 27th of January 2017 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The underlying theme to the conference is the constantly reshaping world of journalism. Modern technologies are changing the relationship … Continued

ARTICLE: “Slow journalism” should be a plural

“Slow journalism” as a concept should be allowed certain fuzziness, writes Erik Neveu, of Rennes Institute of Political Studies. The author departs his argument from Megan Le Masurier‘s article on the concept, and progresses it with examples of different, and sometimes mutually exclusive, forms of slow journalism. According to Neveu, the concept of slow journalism … Continued

ARTICLE: More journalist-researcher collaboration

Increased action research would benefit both the scholars and practitioners of digital journalism, writes Stephanie Grubenmann of University of St.Gallen. The author uses an interventive action study, performed at a Swiss newsroom, as an example of how action studies can benefit both parties. Grubenmann, with colleagues, interviewed journalists working for a Swiss newspaper about developing … Continued

ARTICLE: Content analysis ill-suited for online news

Traditional content analysis methods should be reconsidered when studying online news, or any online media for that matter, write Michael Karlsson, of University of Karlstad, and Helle Sjøvaag, of University of Bergen. The authors argue that content analysis, albeit being sophisticated and well developed, can not take into account the particularities of online media. As … Continued

ARTICLE: Mixed-mode surveys usable on media audience

Media use can well be researched with surveys, that are submitted through both mail and online, writes Annika Bergström, of University of Gothenburg. The author studied the submissions to a national Swedish survey on media use, part of which were mailed back to the researchers and part of which were submitted via an online questionnaire. … Continued

ARTICLE: How to study algorithmic news selection

Studying the ways search engines rank and present news content is a complex task, writes Jacob Ørmen, of University of Copenhagen. Things such as web browsing history may influence which news the search engine presents as the most relevant. For this reason, a broad and detailed collection of data is in order, Ørmen concludes. The … Continued