ARTICLE: Visual framing of the Ukraine conflict

As political conflicts are defined and, indeed, often enacted in the media, images are powerful carriers of meaning, influencing what we know and how we feel about a conflict, write Markus Ojala and Mervi Pantti, of University of Helsinki, and Jarkko Kangas, of University of Tampere, The article examines how different frames are visually reproduced … Continued


ARTICLE: Australian news photographers and trauma

Fay Anderson, of Monash University, examines Australian news photographers’ and picture editors’ experiences when covering hazardous assignments and the physical and psychological costs. The interviews revealed that PTSD and trauma-related symptoms were rather common. Emotional consequences assumed greater importance in the photographers’ memories than the physical hazards. Not only the suffering and death caused anxiety and depression … Continued


ARTICLE: Visual coverage of the European refugee crisis

In their new article Xu Zhang, of University of Tennessee, and Lea Hellmueller, of University of Houston, examine the evidence of global journalism practices in visual news content by analyzing 287 photographs published on CNN International and Der Spiegel online news sites. The findings illustrate significant differences between the two news sites. For example both … Continued



ARTICLE: Perspectives of UAV early adopters

Recent research has examined journalistic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use focusing primarily on legal, ethical, and regulatory implications. This article by Valerie Belair-Gagnon, of University of Minnesota, Taylor Owen, of University of British Columbia, and Avery E. Holton, of the University of Utah, explores the ethical principles that guide journalists who use UAVs and how … Continued


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ARTICLE: Three viewpoints to the Pope’s visit to Cuba

American, British and Cuban news agencies presented their audiences with notably different visual messages regarding Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba, write T. J. Thomson and Margaret Duffy from the University of Missouri, with Gregory Perreault, of Appalachian State University (author names not in original order). The authors analysed pictures taken and published by the UK-based … Continued


ARTICLE: The impact of digitalization on photojournalism

During the last two decades, photojournalism has undergone one of the largest changes since the invention of photography, write Sandra Štefaniková and Filip Láb, both of Charles University in Prague. Their new article describes the impact of digitalization on the photojournalistic profession in the Czech Republic. The study is based on interviews with photographers and photo … Continued


Drones, surveillance and journalism - Astrid Gynnild interview

VIDEO: Drones, surveillance and journalism

Professor Astrid Gynnild of the University of Bergen talked to us about the possbilities of using drones in journalism. We also discussed the importance of learning about drones, legislative issues and the role of surveillance in today’s society. At the end of the interview, she shares her current research interests. Editor’s note: At Journalism Research … Continued


Drones: Policy, engineering and journalistic uses – interview with Andrew Heaton

VIDEO: Policy, engineering and journalistic use of drones

In our interview with Andrew Heaton of the University of Central Lancashire, we discussed drones, the research of Civic Drone Centre, engineering and current issues with using drones for civilian or journalistic use. Heaton also shares an interesting example of the journalistic use of drones: mapping air pollution. Editor’s note: At Journalism Research News, we … Continued