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ARTICLE: The connection between immigration news and real-world developments

How do news about immigration relate to real-life developments? University of Amsterdam researchers Laura Jacobs, Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes and Knut De Swert did a longitudinal study from 1999 to 2015 analysing trends in immigration news and comparing these to real-world events and developments. The dictionary-based automated content analysis included over 4 million news articles … Continued


CFP | 20.4. | Muslim women in the media

The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is calling for paper proposals for an upcoming, one-day conference on Muslim women in the media. The conference is organised by the MeCCSA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network, and it will be hosted by the University of East London on the 24th of May 2018. The event’s … Continued

PAPER: News stories’ heroes and villains can be detected automatically

The way different actors are framed in news stories is an important part of news literacy, a team of Northwestern University researchers posits. Analysing each story carefully enough to detect these frames, however, is a tall order for the average reader. In order to assist critical reading, Diego Gomez-Zara, Miriam Boon and Larry Birnbaum have … Continued

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ARTICLE: Romanian press coverage of the French camp evictions of Roma migrants

The camp evictions and repatriation of Romanian Roma migrants from France that began in 2010 and still continue have been widely criticized. Petre Breazu and David Machin, of Örebro University, studied Romanian news coverage of the controversial camp evictions, carrying out a multimodal critical discourse analysis. The authors take a close look at three newspaper … Continued

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REPORT: Women of color are heavily underrepresented in the United States’ news media

The new report by the U.S.-based organization The Women’s Media Center examined where women journalists of color are in legacy print, radio, TV and digital news. The industry studies on gender and race used in the report were released last year by the American Society of News Editors and the Radio Television Digital News Association. … Continued

ARTICLE: Conservative critique is “erased” from journalism history

Journalism historians often neglect conservative media critique, and this omission makes understanding the modern phenomenon of so-called “echo chambers” difficult, A. J. Bauer, of Ursinus College writes. Bauer’s recent essay details the rise of conservative media criticism between the 1940’s and 1974, when James Carey famously decried the lack of proper journalism critique in America. … Continued

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PAPER: Women are underrepresented as expert commentators and news subjects in India

Women are underrepresented in the news in India, a new essay by Reshma Patil of Oxford University, states. The author examined previous studies on the topic and looked at two primetime news debate shows presented by a senior male and female broadcast journalists. In the debates, male experts dominated the airtime on diverse topics, such … Continued

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ARTICLE: How do Norwegian news outlets report extremism?

How should news media deal with actors who promote views deemed anti-democratic and violent? Media have the democratic role of informing the public of anti-democratic and violent forces, and at the same time they should refrain from legitimizing and advancing extremist ideas and aims. In a new study, Anna Grøndahl Larsen of Oslo Metropolitan University … Continued

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ARTICLE: National policies affect terrorism coverage

National policies affect the way major broadcasters cover politically motivated violence, write Ying Roselyn Du, of Hong Kong Baptist University, and Lulu Li, of Chinese University of Hong Kong. The authors analysed 142 news stories on terrorist attacks, published online by the Chinese CCTV and the American CNN. The authors searched for news on two … Continued

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ARTICLE: US newspapers focus on mass shooters, not their victims

American newspapers’ front pages show more pictures of mass shooters than their victims, Nicole Smith Dahmen, of University of Oregon, writes. Dahmen studied the photographs on 3 821 front pages, published after three separate mass shootings. The mass shootings selected for the sample were the Virginia Tech shooting (2007), Sandy Hook elementary school shooting (2012) … Continued