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Revisiting classic communication theories – a special issue of Communication and Media published

The Serbian open access scientific journal, Communication and Media has published a special issue called “Revisiting classic communication theories”. The issue contains 5 articles from scholars. They are accessible through the links below. Stijn Joye, Ansgard Heinrich, Romy Wöhlert: 50 years of Galtung and Ruge: Reflections on their model of news values and its relevance … Continued


ARTICLE: Information quality in Venezuelan media

Poor employment conditions and the polarized political discourse adversely affect the Venezuelan newspapers’ quality of information, write Luis M. Romero-Rodríguez, of Santiago de Cali University and University of Huelva, with Ignacio Aguaded of University of Huelva. The authors compiled a measurement indicator to gauge the quality of mediated information and applied it to Venezuelan media. … Continued


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New issue of MedieKultur: researching cross-media communication

The issue 60 of MedieKultur has been published. The new issue features six theme articles, four open sections articles and six reviews. The issue’s theme is “Researching Cross-Media Communication: Methodological Approaches”. Especially interesting from a journalism researcher’s point of view is the article “From everyday communicative figurations to rigorous audience news repertoires” by Christian Kobbernagel … Continued


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