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ARTICLE: More news exposure increases Islamophobia

New Zealanders who consume more news experience more anger and less warmth towards Muslims, write John H. Shaver, of University of Otago, Chris G. Sibley and Danny Osborne, both of University of Auckland, and Joseph Bulbulia, of Victoria University of Wellington. The authors analysed data from a large-scale survey of adult New Zealanders (N=16584). The … Continued


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ARTICLE: Political journalists keep their Twitter profiles professional

Journalists covering parliamentary affairs in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have more professional than personal Twitter profiles, Folker Hanusch, of University of Vienna, writes. Hanusch analysed the identifiable profiles of all press-gallery reporters in the four countries, 679 in total. Broadly speaking, information pertinent to a corporate identity was more common than … Continued


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ARTICLE: New Zealand’s media failed to build consensus about Snowden revelations

Some time after the early Snowden revelations in 2013, New Zealand implemented new surveillance reforms. Kathleen Kuehn of Victoria University of Wellington studied how Snowden’s revelations were framed. The author conducted a media framing analysis of 156 news stories from two commercial newspapers and the national public broadcaster in New Zealand. According to the results, … Continued


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ARTICLE: Anzac Day coverage marginalizes the Māori

In their Anzac Day coverage New Zealand newspapers focus on New Zealanders of European descent, or Pākehā, while marginalizing the native Māori, write Alex McConville, Tim McCreanor, and Helen Moewaka Barnes, all of Massey University, with Margaret Wetherell, of the University of Auckland (names not in original order). The authors analysed 77 news stories relating … Continued