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

Using ChatGPT for Journalism and Media Education

The study “Collaborating With ChatGPT: Considering the Implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence for Journalism and Media Education” by John V. Pavlik from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was coauthored with ChatGPT, a generative artificial intelligence platform that produces text responses from text prompts. ChatGPT is a natural language processing platform introduced to the … Continued

Research of December 2022

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

Editorial trust-building in German news outlets

The study “The quality oriented, the audience engagers, the transparent: Types of editorial trust-building in German news outlets” by Bernadette Uth from University of Muenster explored the issue of media trust and what sort of strategies news outlets use to regain and build trust. Especially in times of crisis, trustworthy information sources – journalism – … Continued

The roots of investigative journalism lie in the abolitionist press

The study ““Behold the Wicked Abominations That They Do”: The Nineteenth-Century Roots of the Evidentiary Approach in American Investigative Journalism” by Gerry Lanosga from Indiana University linked the roots of the evidentiary mindset in investigative journalism to abolitionism in the 1830s. In the popular imagination, Nixon’s Watergate scandal is intrinsically linked with the advent of … Continued

Changing journalism: solutions journalism?

The study “Solutions Journalism: How Its Evolving Definition, Practice and Perceived Impact Affects Underrepresented Communities” by Anna Grace Usery from the University of Alabama looked at how medía practitioners from the southeastern United States defined and practiced solutions journalism. Solutions journalism seeks to solve social problems on local, national and international levels through rigorous news … Continued

Article: Journalistic evaluation in financial news

The study “Journalistic evaluation in financial news” by Lea Vindvad Hansen, Irene Pollach and Margit Malmmose, all from Aarhus University looked at the evaluative power of financial news and how the genre of financial news conformed with the ideals. As a genre of journalism, financial news is interesting from a discursive perspective. It draws from … Continued

Research of November 2022

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

The view on note taking in journalism textbooks

The study ““Disastrous to Take a Single Note”: Memory and Materiality in a Century of U.S. Journalism Textbooks” by Perry Parks from Michigan State University investigated how journalism textbooks discuss an emblematic practice in journalism: taking notes (during interviews). Taking notes is often romanticized in popular presentations of journalism, and the reporter’s notebook has become … Continued