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ARTICLE: Changing image of military experiments in Italian local press

The representation of the PISQ military testing site in Sardinia, Italy, changed significantly over the years, Aide Esu and Simone Maddanu, both of University of Cagliari, write. The authors analysed 1 600 news articles about the site, published by the local newspaper L’Unione Sarda between 1956 and 2013. Esu and Maddanu identified four distinct phases … Continued



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ARTICLE: Euroscepticism still marginal in Finnish press

Eurosceptic views do not dominate the Finnish public discourse, writes Juha Herkman, of University of Helsinki. Herkman gathered 971 news articles related to the so-called Euro crisis, published by four Finnish newspapers from 2010 to 2012. Out of this sample the author analysed all articles mentioning the eurosceptic Finns Party (PS), or its leader Timo … Continued


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ARTICLE: How do newspapers frame conflict – and why?

Different media frame conflict differently – and yet differently in different situations, write Guus Bartholomé, Sophie Lecheler and Claes de Vreese, all of University of Amsterdam. The authors developed a typology of conflict frames and their elements based on an analysis of 1 536 Dutch newspaper and online news articles. Bartholomé, Lecheler and de Vreese … Continued


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ARTICLE: ITAR-TASS is influenced by Kremlin’s wishes

The Russian state-owned ITAR-TASS news agency echoes the tone of the official Kremlin narrative, Kohei Watanabe, of London School of Economics, writes. Watanabe algorithmically analysed over 87 000 ITAR-TASS news stories on the Ukrainian crisis and compared them to over 100 000 stories by an independent Russian news agency, Interfax. The author first identified a … Continued



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ARTICLE: Dialogical approach to representation of ethnic minorities

How could the journalistic representation of ethnic minorities be improved? Sheng Zou of Stanford University proposes a dialogical model representation, to evoke mutual understanding across differences. The author states that a a shift from “journalism of information” to “journalism of conversation” and from the “ethics of inarticulacy” to ethics of care is needed. The article … Continued



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ARTICLE: Syrian refugees described as flooding water

The most commonly used category of metaphors for Syrian refugees is that of water masses, write Raith Zeher Abid (University of Karbala), Shakila Abdul Manan (Universiti Sains Malaysia), and Zuhair Abdul Amir Abdul Rahman (Sohar University). The authors analysed 2 548 news stories published online by nine news outlets from around the world. Overall, metaphors … Continued