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Mapping news consumption – Kim Schrøder interview

VIDEO: Mapping news consumption

Kim Schrøder, Professor of Communication at Roskilde University, talked to us about his research on how people use news media in their everyday life. Schrøder has studied this from two perspectives: with a quantitative “high-altitude” level and a qualitative ”ground-level” approach. His findings shed light on social media and the willingness to pay for news. … Continued

Chris Peters Journalism Research News interview

VIDEO: The new news consumer

Chris Peters, Associate Professor at the Aalborg University Copenhagen, talked to Journalism Research News about the research project “The New News Consumer”. He introduces findings from the studies: how people use closed social media for news, and about the reliance on regional news. Peters also talks about his current project with Kim Christian Schrøder, where … Continued

Roles, values and qualifications of journalism teachers – Nico Drok interview

VIDEO: Roles, values and qualifications of journalism teachers

Nico Drok, Professor of Media and Civil Society at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands, talked to us about his ongoing research project. Drok is researching the roles, values, and qualifications of future journalists, focusing on journalism teachers. He also talks about his current interests: the Worlds of Journalism study, media habits of … Continued

Data exchange in news apps – Aske Kammer interview

VIDEO: With whom do news apps share their data with?

Aske Kammer, Assistant Professor at IT University Copenhagen, told us about his research paper presented at NordMedia 2017. Kammer has investigated news applications for smartphones, and how data is exchanged between the apps and third-party actors, such as Facebook and Google. Preliminary findings show that news apps have many third-party actors who they exchange data … Continued

JRN - Liesbeth Hermans interview

VIDEO: What is constructive journalism?

Liesbeth Hermans, Professor of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands, talked to us about her research paper presented at the NordMedia 2017 conference. She has done a theoretical study on constructive journalism, adding more academic background for the relatively new concept. Hermans is interested in the depolarizing effects of constructive … Continued

ARTICLE: Online news video consumption is growing modestly

The push of video from platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat has driven the production of videos upwards, writes Antonis Kalogeropoulos, of RISJ, University of Oxford. The author compared the prominence of online news video in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States and explored the role of social media use in … Continued

ARTICLE: An algorithm makes news organizations to play by Facebook’s rules

In June 2014 Facebook’s announced an algorithm tweak that prioritized videos directly uploaded to the social media platform (native videos) over other posting formats, such as link and photo posts. Edson C Tandoc Jr, of Nanyang Technological University and Julian Maitra, of University of St. Gallen examine how news organizations responded to this algorithm tweak. Prior … Continued

Newspapers in Japan and the role of personal contact - Kaori Hayashi interview

VIDEO: Newspapers in Japan and the role of personal contact

Kaori Hayashi, Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo, talked to us about Japanese newspapers. Due to the ageing society and changing media use of younger generations, the readership of newspapers is on the decline. Still, newspapers have a lot of influence in the … Continued