JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

Selective exposure and selective avoidance of algorithm-written news stories

New study “ Source Credibility Matters: Does Automated Journalism Inspire Selective Exposure?” by Chenyan Jia and Thomas J. Johnson from University of Texas in Austin investigated an emerging field of journalism: automated journalism.  Specifically, how selective exposure and selective avoidance of news stories was practiced comparing stories that were declared to have been written by … Continued

News framing of Unite the Right and Black Lives Matter protests

The study “News media framing of social protests around racial tensions during the Donald Trump presidency” by Yotam Ophir of University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Dror Walter and Virginia Massignan of Georgia State University, and Devin K Forde and Madison Neurohr of University at Buffalo, State University of New York looked at … Continued


Process-tracing methodology in the study of armed conflict

The new study “ Forensic conflict studies: Making sense of war in the social media age” by Jakob Hauter from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies discusses how to sort out the information from the disinformation when studying conflict zones, particularly those that are far away. The article is directed toward social science … Continued


Research of August 2021

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


Prejudice-denoting words in news media over time

New study “Prevalence of Prejudice-Denoting Words in News Media Discourse: A Chronological Analysis” by David Rozado from ECL -Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, Musa Al-Gharbi from Columbia University in NY, and Jamin Halberstadt from Otago University investigated the prevalence of prejudice-denoting words from a large corpus of news and opinion articles. The articles were published … Continued


Journalistic boundary work at the corporate level

The study “Risk perception in newspaper chains: Threats, uncertainties and corporate boundary work” by Helle Sjøvaag and Thomas Owren from University of Stavanger interviewed chain newspaper CEOs in Scandinavia about long and short-term risks, future unknowns, decision-making within risky environments and the difference between editorial and business risks. There were five interviewees for the study, … Continued


Adoption of Peace Journalism framework to covering Covid-19

New article “Covering the Covid-19 Pandemic Using Peace Journalism Approach” by Metin Ersoy and Tamar Haruna Dambo from Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, North Cyprus studies Peace Journalism in the context of Covid-19 coverage in online news outlets.  The study proposes two research questions: 1) which news stories about Covid-19 reflect PJ principles in selected … Continued


Research of July 2021

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


Research of June 2021

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


Journalistic refugee representation and new media

The article “From media to hypermedia: Journalistic representations of Rohingya refugees and humanitarian communication” by Bimbisar Irom and Stephanie Gibbons from Washington State University analyzes two media artifacts:  one on traditional media and one a special report. The article is a comparative analysis. The first artifact for analysis won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography … Continued