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ARTICLE: Magazine editors at a crossroads, when it comes to fact-checking

Websites, mobile platforms and social media have challenged magazines’ conventionally high-quality fact-checking. Susan Currie Sivek, of Linfield College and Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, of Columbia College Chicago studied fact-checking practices applied to stories in magazines and their non-print platforms. The authors interviewed editors of 11 well-regarded magazines in the United States. The results show that practices for … Continued

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ARTICLE: Depicting the American soldier abroad

The reporting style of Ernie Pyle during WWII strongly influenced war reporting and journalism in the United States. A new article by Richard Fine of Virginia Commonwealth University looks at the development of this style. The war reporting style emerged during the British-American invasion of French North Africa in 1942–1943. Reporting conditions in North Africa … Continued

ARTICLE: News media in high-power countries shape the global news agenda

In the spring 2014 the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 dominated the news agenda across many countries. Di Cui, of Fudan University, and Fang Wu, of Shangai Jiao Tong University, explore the inter-media agenda-setting effects in the coverage of the MH370 incident in 3 newspapers in the United States, China, and Hong Kong. 255 media articles were … Continued

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REPORT: US communities are hurt by ailing local press

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM), part of the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism, has launched a supplementary report on so-called “news deserts” in the United States. It is a follow-up to an earlier report published in fall 2016. The new report updates the previous one with … Continued

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ARTICLE: A Republican in the White House, more news on Israel

The party affiliation of the president of the United States affects the amount of news US newspapers publish on Israel, write Moran Yarchi and Amnon Cavari, both of Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, with Shira Pindyck, of University of Pennsylvania. The authors analysed algorithmically over 56 000 newspaper articles published by three American newspapers, The New York … Continued

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ARTICLE: How did Caitlyn Jenner change the news on transgender people?

On 24th of April 2015 Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner publicly announced his gender transition into Caitlyn Jenner. The announcement was shortly followed by a reality television show focusing on her. Minjie Li, of Louisiana State University, has studied how American national media’s coverage of transgender issues changed after Jenner’s announcement. Minjie analysed all US … Continued

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ARTICLE: Broadcast and print majors share values but differ in personalities

Journalism students majoring in broadcast and in print largely share the same values, write Serena Carpenter, of Michigan State University, Anne Hoag, of Penn State, and August E. Grant, of University of South Carolina. The authors surveyed 686 American journalism students over their personality traits and life values. As was expected by the authors, students … Continued