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CFP | 16.4. | Fake news and filter bubbles

The journal Quaderns del CAC, published by the Catalonian Audiovisual Council, is calling for article submissions for its upcoming thematic section on fake news. The section is entitled “Fake news, algorithms and filter bubbles” and it accepts articles written in English, Catalan, and Spanish. The journal is open access. The section is particularly interested in … Continued


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ARTICLE: Political journalists differ from others, but not much

Do political journalists stand apart in how they perceive their job and its requirements? Jari Väliverronen, of University of Tampere, studied Finnish political journalists by analysing survey data gathered originally for the Worlds of Journalism study. Väliverronen’s data consisted of two survey samples: the first covered journalists in general (N=345) and the second targeted political … Continued


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ARTICLE: Political views influence how individuals perceive partisan news media brands

How do people’s political ideology affect perceptions of news media brand personality? Danny D. E. Kim of the University of Pennsylvania, analysed 588 survey responses in the US across the dimensions of aggression, heroism and warmth. Political ideology has little impact with regard to mainstream media, the author found. However, there were significant differences for … Continued



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ARTICLE: The moral panic about ‘fake news’ in South Africa

Proliferation of fake news websites and fake social media accounts have raised concerns also in South Africa. The phenomenon should not be understood outside of its particular contexts of production and consumption, writes Herman Wasserman of the University of Cape Town. The study provides an exploratory overview of different types of media output. A very … Continued


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CFP | 16.12. | Protest and resistance in media

A one-day conference entitled “#Resist: Protest and Resistance Media in Brexit Britain and Trump-era USA” is calling for paper proposals. The event will take place on the 8th of March 2018, and it will be hosted by the Ulster University in Northern Ireland. As suggested by its title, the conference is focused on the “seismic … Continued


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ARTICLE: Do Finnish and Estonian media cower before Russia?

International news events are covered differently in different countries, but is it because of media logic or international relations? Titus Hjelm and Ülane Vaher, both of University College London, investigated the question by analysing 125 Estonian, Finnish and British news articles related to the so-called “Kohver case”. The Kohver case refers to a 2014 incident … Continued


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ARTICLE: Deciding which news to trust among competing narratives in Ukraine

With contradictory strategic narratives from different parties and governments, propaganda and disinformation, Ukraine’s news media environment has been a difficult one to analyze properly. Joanna Szostek of Royal Holloway, University of London, investigated how Ukrainian people decide where to get their news and what to believe. The author gathered 30 audio-diaries and in-depth interviews with … Continued