JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

The credibility effect of opinion labels on online news

The study “The effects of transparency cues on news source credibility online: An investigation of ‘opinion labels.’” by Andrew Otis from Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. looked at how being labeled “opinion” affects the readers’ perception of news source credibility.  Trust is obviously important for news media in democracies. ‘Source credibility’ can be furthered by … Continued


Why South Korean women journalists leave journalism

The study “Why Are Women Journalists Leaving the Newsroom in South Korea? Gendered and Emerging Factors that Influence the Intention to Leave” by Na Yeon Lee from Yonsei University and Changsook Kim from Ewha Womans University looked at traditional newsroom cultures and emerging factors from new media environment, and to what extent they influence South … Continued


Data journalism as a cure against misinformation

The study “Examining the Democratic Potential of Data Journalism in Curing Misinformation” by Tianru Guan and Qiong Wang from Wuhan University used the Chinese case of “Military World Games and the origin of Covid-19” to examine the effectiveness of data journalism in debunking misinformation. The Covid-19 epidemic amplified the so-called infodemic politics, as numerous conspiracy … Continued


Research of October 2022

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in October 2022 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.


Artificial Intelligence literacy for journalism

The study “Imagination, Algorithms and News: Developing AI Literacy for Journalism” by Mark Deuze from University of Amsterdam and Charlie Beckett from London School of Economics framed the dimensions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and presented the components of AI literacy. According to the authors, journalism is intimately connected to the role of AI in news … Continued


Moving past the military-as-alibi strategy in Israel

The study “Strategic Rituals of Loyalty: When Israeli Journalists Face Digital Hate” by Ayala Panievsky from University of Cambridge looked at the phenomenon of Israeli journalists invoking their military service in response to online violence and digital hate. The context of the study is the populist attacks on the press in the recent decade, which … Continued


The place of anger in journalism

The study “Anger and the investigative journalist” by Richard Stupart from University of Groningen theorizes on the role of anger in journalism, particularly investigative journalism, based on a discourse analysis of investigative journalists’ reflections on anger. Anger is often seen as a threat to the neutrality that journalists must maintain while working on a story. … Continued


Awesome science journalism?

The study “When Science Journalism is Awesome: Measuring Audiences’ Experiences of awe from Reading Science Stories” by Asheley R. Landrum and Kristina Janét from Texas Tech University, Kelsi Opat from Missouri State University and Heather Akin from University of Nebraska-Lincoln surveyed US audiences for facets of awe when exposed to science journalism. The authors used … Continued


Research of September 2022

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in September 2022 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.