JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

Construction of ‘the people’ on a Finnish right-wing alternative media website

New article “Who are you, the people” by Salla Tuomola of University of Tampere investigates a well-known Finnish right-wing populist website MV-lehti (“MV” being the initials of an expression in Finnish equivalent to “WTF” in English, and lehti means magazine), and how it constructs the concept of “the people” in its articles. The author mainly … Continued

Research of March 2021

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in March 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


A Lefebvrian analysis of news audiences’ media day

In a new study “The Media Day, Revisited: Rhythm, Place and Hyperlocal Information Environments”  Henrik Örnebring and Erika Hellekant Rowe of Karlstad University combined Henri Lefebvre’s concepts of rhythmanalysis and the media day with Ray Oldenburg’s notion of the third place. This was done to understand how news audience members’ everyday experiences relate to hyperlocal … Continued


Emotions in Euromyths news stories

New study by Imke Henkel “Euphoric defiance: the role of positive emotions in the British Eurosceptic discourse” analysed a sample of texts from a larger corpus of  334 Euromyths news stories. Henkel used critical discourse analysis building on appraisal theory and Roland Barthes´ theory of myths as a type of speech to study the stories.  … Continued


Research of February 2021

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in February 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


Investigative journalism as relational skills and epistemic resources

New study “Inventive Factfinders: Investigative Journalism as Professional Self-representation, Marker of Identity and Boundary Work” by Fredrik Bjerknes of University of Bergen is situated in the context of the annual Norwegian investigative journalism award (SKUP). Qualitative textual analysis of 44 method reports submitted to SKUP in 2018 were investigated for the study. In it, the … Continued



Research of January 2021

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in January 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles link to JRN articles written about the studies.


Dimensions of media attention apparatus and terrorist acts

A new study “The Attention Apparatus: Conditions and Affordances of News Reporting in Hybrid Media Events of Terrorist Violence” by Niina Uusitalo  and Katja Valaskivi from University of Tampere conceptualizes news organization as a an attention apparatus through looking at news production in terrorist acts.  The empirical part of the study consisted of 33 thematic … Continued


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Examining journalistic metaphors: colouring and anchoring

Storytelling is a central feature of journalism, where stories are combined with numbers. New study “Re-imagining the quantitative-qualitative relationship through colouring and anchoring” by Brendan T Lawson of University of Leeds examines metaphors used by journalists to describe their storytelling in humanitarian crises: colouring and anchoring. To examine what type of metaphors journalists use in … Continued