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

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ARTICLE: Guidelines for ethical migration maps

Typically, maps about migration in news frame migrants as faceless masses. The article by Paul C. Adams, of the University of Texas at Austin, looks at unusual maps found from news media as well as from NGOs, private companies and entertainment, offering an alternative for the journalistic bias. Adams gives four guidelines for producing maps … Continued


CFP | 30.11. | Death in media

The journal Funes is calling for article proposals for its upcoming special issue, themed “The representation of death in modern society”. The issue is scheduled for publication in July 2018. The editors seek to address the contemporary changes in the representations of death, especially through and due to media. Suggested topics include, but are not … Continued