JOURNALISM RESEARCH NEWS

How local television newsrooms’ social media policies are evolving

The study “Social Media Policies in U.S. Television Newsrooms: Changes over Time” by Anthony C. Adornato and Allison Frisch from Ithaca College looked at the ways in which way newsroom social media policies evolve in four areas. The four areas were 1) journalists’ professional and personal social media activities, 2) social media sources and content, … Continued

Research of June 2022

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


Freelancers – journalists or writers?

The study “The blurring line between freelance journalists and self-employed media workers” by Beate Josephi and Penny O’Donnell from University of Sydney explores the ways in which freelance journalists navigated their employment in the Covid-affected 2020. Freelancers are outside the normal confines of journalism, but recently, the perception of freelancers has begun to shift. Namely, … Continued


The study of pixels in satellite pictures and hermeneutics

The study “Pixel politics and satellite interpretation in the Syrian war” by Fiona A Greenland from University of Virginia contributed to the neglected area of pixel studies by combining an empirical study with theorizations situating the pixel within a hermeneutical circle. The pixel is the smallest controllable unit in digital images. Pixels combine to make … Continued


Maintaining journalistic identity with major mistakes

The study “The “major mea culpa:” Journalistic Discursive Techniques When Professional Norms are Broken” by Erica Salkin and Kevin Grieves from Whitworth University looked at how media organizations talk about their significant errors – errors that cannot be brushed aside simply by posting a correction. Journalism lacks a formal certification process like the one in … Continued


Research of May 2022

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


Communities of practice and fact-checking: a case study

The study “Communities of practice in the production and resourcing of fact-checking” by Stephanie Brookes from Monash University in Melbourne and Lisa Waller from RMIT University in Melbourne was a case study building on the conception of journalism as a “community of practice” looking at CoronaCheck,  a covid fact-checking project for RMIT ABC Fact Check. … Continued


News framing of Yandex-presented Russian news in three countries

The study “Is all Russian news the same? Framing in Russian news media generated by the Yandex news algorithm for the United States, Estonia, and Russia.” by Heidi Erbsen and Siim Põldre from University of Tartu was a study on news framing comparing how Yandex news algorithm displayed Russian news in United States, Estonia, and … Continued


How trust and fear stimulate or hamper new ideas in the newsroom

The study “Trust and Fear in the Newsroom: How Emotions Drive the Exchange of Innovative Ideas” by Ornella Porcu and Liesbeth Hermans from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and Marcel Broersma from University of Groningen looked at a topic under researched in journalism studies: what fosters the sharing and developing of new ideas?   Innovation is … Continued


How community radio performs community identity

The study “‘Just like us’: community radio broadcasters and the on-air performance of community identity” by Bridget Backhaus from Griffith University looked at an understudied sub-area in community media studies: community identity. The study is situated in Australia, a country with rich and diverse scholarship on the topic.  The concept of community is foundational in … Continued