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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



ARTICLE: Spanish newspapers distance immigrants

Spanish newspapers depict immigrants from afar, write Miguel Franquet Santos Silva and Ana Beriain Bañares, both of University Abat Oliba Barcelona, and Elena Real Rodríguez and María del Mar López Talavera, both of University Complutense de Madrid (names not in original order). The authors constructed a sample on 179 illustrated news stories that were related … Continued


BOOK: Drone journalism should be lightly regulated

The use of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA), commonly known as drones, in journalism should not be restricted before the fact, writes David Goldberg of both Queen Mary University of London and Oxford University. The author presents three hypothetical, anti-drone legal environments and argues against them. At heart, the use of drones for journalism “engages a … Continued


ARTICLE: NGOs paint the image of climate change

Newspapers veer towards using the visual frames offered by non-governmental organizations, rather than those of governmental spokespeople, write Antal Wozniak, Hartmut Wessler and Julia Lück, all of University of Mannheim. The authors interviewed journalists, NGO representatives and governmental spokespeople taking part in two United Nations climate change conferences (in 2012 and 2013). They also analyzed … Continued