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ARTICLE: Despite fewer aviation incidents, relative media attention increased over time in the Netherlands

Do the news portray a distorted world image when reporting menace? ask Toni G. L. A. van der Meer, Anne C. Kroon, Piet Verhoeven and Jeroen Jonkman, all of the University of Amsterdam. To answer this, the researchers did a longitudinal study from 1991 to 2015 about media coverage of aviation incidents. The authors conducted … Continued


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CFP | 16.2. | The “Muslim problem” in the media

A conference entitled “Media Representations of Islam and Muslims” is now accepting paper proposals. The event will take place at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, in Paris, France, on the 19th and 20th of June 2018. The conference is widely interested in how Muslims and Islam are portrayed in the media. The event is interdisciplinary, … Continued


ARTICLE: Israeli newspapers follow the government line

When reporting the 2014 Gaza War, Israeli newspapers’ narrative closely followed the official line presented by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Oren Livio and Shani Cohen-Yechezkely, both of University of Haifa, write. The authors analysed the war’s news coverage in three Israeli online newspapers: Ynet, Nrg, and Haaretz Online. The news coverage was then compared to … Continued




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ARTICLE: Teachers avoid journalists due to negative coverage

Including teachers’ voices in news about education would be beneficial, yet Australian teachers are reluctant to give interviews, Kathryn Shine, of Curtin University, writes. Shine interviewed 25 teachers and principals from around Australia, asking about their attitudes towards journalists and news on education. Almost all interviewees saw news on education as being overly negative and … 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: News photographers are depicted as “sidekicks”

News discourse depicts photojournalists as mere “support staff” for reporters, write Mary Angela Bock, Kyser Lough and Deepa Fadnis, all of University of Texas at Austin. The authors used discourse analysis to pick through the coverage of the dramatic, on-air murder of two journalists working on different sides of the camera. Two American journalists working … Continued