ARTICLE: Rightist papers shape UK election coverage

Politically right-leaning newspapers are most influential in shaping the television coverage of UK elections, write Stephen Cushion, Allaina Kilby, Richard Thomas, Marina Morani and Richard Sambrook, all of University of Cardiff. The authors compared news on five television channels and eight newspapers during the 2015 election campaign. Roughly one-third of policy related news stories on … Continued


ARTICLE: Local newspaper and folk theories of journalism

To understand journalism, we need to understand how people understand journalism, writes Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. To make sense of journalism examining so-called “folk theories of journalism” is crucial. By “folk theories of journalism” the writer means the popular beliefs about what journalism is, what it does, and what it ought to do. The study presents three folk theories that … Continued


ARTICLE: Czech newspapers delocalized in 20 years

Czech newspapers published less local news content in 2009 than what they did in 1989, writes Lenka Waschková-Císařová, of Masaryk University. The author analysed the contents of two Czech local dailies, and interviewed journalists working for the publisher of said papers, the Vltava-Labe-Press (VLP). The content analysis shows that shared content (centrally produced and thus … Continued


ARTICLE: The gazette came to Spain from Italy

The gazette form of printed news came to Spain from Italy and became standardized already in the early 1600’s, writes Carmen Espejo, of University of Sevilla. The author compares the different types of printed news products, and describes their development and consolidation. Netherlands and Italy were the trendmakers of the time, Espejo writes, but it … Continued


New International Journal of Communication published

  New issue of International Journal of Communication is now published. It includes many interesting articles for journalism enthusiasts. Take a look at these examples among others: Kate Wright generates a new theoretical model for interrogating relations between journalists and their sources. Christian Lamour examines the business model of free metropolitan newspapers Imaani Jamillah El-Burki, Douglas V. … Continued


ARTICLE: Framing in Turkish newspapers

In June 2012 a Turkish jet was hit by the Syrian army and in March 2014 a Syrian jet was hit by Turkish army. Metin Ersoy of Eastern Mediterranean University utilizes framing analysis to examine how Turkish newspapers covered these two events and identify what frames they tend to use. The study concludes that journalism undertaken in regards … Continued


ARTICLE: Quality press increases voter turnout

Exposure to high quality newspapers increases voter turnout in elections, write Florian Arendt, of University of Munich, and Cornelia Brandtner, of Dresden University of Technology. The authors studied 460 Austrians’ media use and voting behaviour by a two-wave panel survey before and after the 2014 Europarliamentary elections. According to Arendt and Brandtner, exposure to one … Continued


ARTICLE: Value of news in everyday life

In a world with a wide range of possibilities to consume news for free, paying for news can be considered an act of civic engagement, claim Joëlle Swart, Chris Peters and Marcel Broersma. They analyze the value of different platforms, genres, and practices in everyday life by mapping patterns of cross-media news use. Findings indicate that users do not always … Continued


ARTICLE: Trust issues in online journalism

Polls indicate that trust in journalism, especially online journalism, is rather low in Western societies. To assess the difference in offline and online trust, Katherine M. Grosser develops a model of trust in online journalism that illustrates how the developments in journalism reflecting digitization impact on trust. While the way the trust mechanism works is … Continued


New issue of European Journal of Communication published

The newest issue of bi-monthly European Journal of Communication is published now. The magazine is interested in communication research and theory in all its diversity, and seeks to reflect and encourage the variety of intellectual traditions in the field and to promote dialogue between them. The articles cover themes such as live tweeting a political debate, … Continued