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ARTICLE: Public service news are more diverse than commercial

News published online by public service broadcasters provide more diversity than news published by other types of news organisations, Edda Humprecht and Frank Esser, both of University of Zurich, write. The authors analysed 1 660 political news articles, published by 48 news organisations in six countries: United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. … Continued


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ARTICLE: French speaking journalists are different – but not by much

Francophone journalists in Canada, Belgium, and Switzerland perceive their role slightly differently from their majority-language peers, a comparative survey found. The findings are detailed in an article authored by Geneviève Bonin (University of Ottawa), Filip Dingerkus and Vinzenz Wyss (Zurich University of Applied Sciences at Winterthur), Annik Dubied and Vittoria Sacco (University of Neuchâtel), Stefan … Continued


ARTICLE: MPs do not react the same to all news

Negative news regarding a politician’s own party’s pet issue is more likely than others to inspire him or her to act, writes Luzia Helfer, of Leiden University. The author asked members of the Swiss parliament to read manipulated news stories and evaluate whether they would take action based on the story. Several factors affected the … Continued