JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

Egyptian newsrooms and development journalism

The study “Diffusion of Development Journalism Inside Egyptian Newsrooms” by Rasha Allam from the American University in Cairo and Ahmed el Gody from Orebro University looked at how development journalism had diffused among the editorial and journalist body in Egyptian newsrooms after the 2011 Arab Spring. The Arab Spring in 2011 led not only to … Continued

Investigative journalism and newsroom policies

New study “Between Structures and Identities: Newsroom Policies, Division of Labor and Journalists’ Commitment to Investigative Reporting” by Pauline Cancela from University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland studied how the division of labor in journalism and newsroom policies impacts the journalists’ willingness to engage in investigative journalism. There is a debate within the journalistic profession on what … Continued


Research of September 2021

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


Television news exposure and cognitive processing in political learning

New study “How You Watch Television News Matters: A Panel Analysis of Second Screening and Political Learning from the News” by Masahiro Yamamoto and Weina Ran from Washington State University, and Shan Xu from Ohio State University studied how different forms of television news affect political knowledge. Past studies have highlighted the importance of television … Continued


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