Political control of television in Turkey

The study “Content is power: Cultural engineering and political control over transnational television” by Ece Algan and Yesim Kaptan from California State University investigates the effect of governmental media and cultural policies on the TV industry and its audience, with particular focus on exported TV shows. The cultural exports of Turkish television have had a … Continued

Canadian journalists’ views of dark participation 

The study “Journalists’ Views and Management of Dark Participation” by Ahmed Al-Rawi from Simon Fraser University and Taeyoung Kim from Loughborough University interviewed 15 Canadian journalists on their experiences with dark participation practices, particularly in relation to to hate speech, dis- and misinformation, and trolling. Dark participation refers to various forms of misconduct on user-generated … Continued

Support and coping strategies for journalists covering crisis

The study “Preparing for Risks and Building Resilience” by Elsebeth Frey from Oslo Metropolitan University looked at the physical, practical and trauma aspects of crisis journalism through in-depth interviews of nine journalists from five countries.  Trauma reporting is central to journalism. According to previous studies, the vast majority of journalists are exposed to traumatic work-related … Continued

Research of February 2023

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in February 2023 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.

The impact of immersive technologies on the field of journalism

The study “A Field Analysis of Immersive Technologies and Their Impact on Journalism: Technologist Perspectives on the Potential Transformation of the Journalistic Field” by Shangyuan Wu from National University of Singapore used Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory and interviews to examine the potential of immersive technologies in journalism. Immersive journalism has been has grown in the … Continued

Rise of racist and populist discourse towards the Roma during Brexit in The Sun and The Daily Mail

The study “Romaphobia in the UK Right-Wing Press: racist and populist discourse during the Brexit referendum” by Petre Breazu and Aidan McGarry from Loughborough University used multimodal critical discourse analysis to investigate racist tropes about the Roma during Brexit in two British newspapers: The Sun and The Daily Mail. Racism towards the Roma is also … Continued

Reporting on violence against women in Germany

The study “Isolated Incidents. Media Reporting on Violence Against Women in the German Press” by Christine E. Meltzer from University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover, looked at how media reports violence against women in Germany. According to the World Health Organization, about one in three women have suffered from sexual or physical violence since … Continued

Research of January 2023

Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in January 2023 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.

Moral loadings in culture wars articles reflect a liberal pattern yet are objective

The study “ Objectivity and Moral Judgment in U.S. News Narratives: A Natural Language Processing Analysis of ‘Culture War’ Coverage” by Mengyao Xu from University of Missouri and Zhujin Guo from Clarkson University used Natural Language Processing tools to evaluate objectivity practice in terms of attitude injection by examining 20,679 culture news articles published in … Continued

Empirical proof for Al-Jazeera Effect in Twitter

The study “Empirical support for the Al-Jazeera Effect notion: Al-Jazeera’s Twitter following” by Tal Samuel-Azran and Ilan Manor from Reichman University, Israel empirically studied the Al-Jazeera Effect, the notion that Al-Jazeera has promoted fairer horizontal news flow by the inclusion of non-Western perspective. It did so by analyzing its Twitter following. The Al-Jazeera effect actually … Continued