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REPORT: High level of distrust in news in Turkey

People’s trust and mistrust in news media Turkey indicate a very polarised society and news media, a new report by Servet Yanatma of the University of Oxford, shows. The report is supplementary to the Digital News Report 2017 by Oxford’s RISJ Institute, and is based on the survey done for the report. Television is the … Continued



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ARTICLE: Colombian media shapes people’s perceptions of income inequality

David Coppini of the University of Denver, and German Alvarez and Hernando Rojas, both of the University of Wisconsin, studied the relationship between media exposure, perceptions of inequality, and political outcomes. They did a survey for a representative sample of the Colombian adult population (n = 1 031). News consumption had a negative relationship with perceptions … Continued


ARTICLE: TV journalists strongly support contextual reporting

Contextual news stories focus on the “big picture” rather than “just the facts”, write Jesse Abdenour, of University of Oregon, Karen McIntyre, of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Nicole Smith Dahmen, of University of Oregon. The authors surveyed TV journalists about their work approach and their attitudes toward and experiences with contextual reporting. The views were then … Continued


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ARTICLE: In Chile, TV is better for democracy than newspapers

Chilean television news provide more civic and watchdog journalism than newspapers do, write Daniel C. Hallin, of University of California San Diego, and Claudia Mellado, of Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso. The authors analysed the news output of two Chilean newspapers and two television channels. The authors sought signs of three types of “journalistic role … Continued


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ARTICLE: Fox News should not be considered as journalism

Scholarship on journalism often includes the American cable channel Fox News, but in reality the channel’s output is best described as propaganda rather than journalism, Mitchell T. Bard, of Iona College, argues. The author analysed the channel’s three prime time current affairs programs, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. … Continued


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ARTICLE: American TV stations are going “social media first”

Majority of local American television stations are taking a “social media first” approach to publishing news, write Anthony C. Adornato, of Ithaca College, and Suzanne Lysak, of Syracuse University. The authors surveyed 131 American news directors working in local TV. Most stations (78 per cent) have a written social media policy, and additional 17 per … Continued


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CFP | 15.4. | Where is the critic in television journalism?

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism” is calling for papers. The conference will be held August 31 to September 1, 2017 in New York City, USA. 250-word abstracts or workshop / roundtable proposals should be sent via email. Abstract deadline 15 April 2017. … Continued


ARTICLE: The emotionality of reporting crisis

Johana Kotišová, of Université de Liège and Masaryk University, explores how crisis reporters’ emotions are articulated by the processes of crisis reporting. The focus is on reporting refugee crisis and the 13 November Paris terrorist attacks by Czech Television. The study is based on observation in newsrooms and semi-structured interviews with journalists. The results show … Continued


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ARTICLE: No more “stopwatch” impartiality on UK television?

Major news bulletins were not – in quantitative terms – impartial during the 2015 UK General Election, write Stephen Cushion, of Cardiff University, and Richard Thomas, of both Cardiff and Leeds Trinity universities. The authors analysed the main newscasts on five TV channels during the election campaign (from March 30th to May 6th 2015), and … Continued