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ARTICLE: Who pays for investigative journalism online – and why?

John Price, of University of Sunderland, has surveyed the subscribers of the online investigative journalism co-operative, The Ferret. Price wanted to find out who the subscribers are and what makes them want to invest money on the service. A total of 110 subscribers responded to Price’s survey, which represents a quarter of the small Scottish … Continued


Mapping news consumption – Kim Schrøder interview

VIDEO: Mapping news consumption

Kim Schrøder, Professor of Communication at Roskilde University, talked to us about his research on how people use news media in their everyday life. Schrøder has studied this from two perspectives: with a quantitative “high-altitude” level and a qualitative ”ground-level” approach. His findings shed light on social media and the willingness to pay for news. … Continued



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ARTICLE: How do people authenticate social media info?

Numerous stories that have gone viral in social media have been turned out to be fake news. It can be difficult to distinguish between trustworthy news and falsified content. Edson C. Tandoc, Richard Ling, Andrew Duffy, Debbie Goh and Lim Zheng Wei of Nanyang Technological University, and Oscar Westlund of Gothenburg University (authors not in … Continued




Chris Peters Journalism Research News interview

VIDEO: The new news consumer

Chris Peters, Associate Professor at the Aalborg University Copenhagen, talked to Journalism Research News about the research project “The New News Consumer”. He introduces findings from the studies: how people use closed social media for news, and about the reliance on regional news. Peters also talks about his current project with Kim Christian Schrøder, where … Continued


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ARTICLE: Spain’s “Link Tax” increased fragmentation of online news consumption

The 2015 “Link Tax” legislation is Spain imposed a copyright fee for showing snippets of content created by newspapers. Similar regulations are being considered on the European level. Silvia Majó-Vásquez, of the University of Oxford, Ana S. Cardenal, of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and Sandra González-Bailón, of the University of Pennsylvania, examined the impact … Continued


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ARTICLE: The audience is not wholly convinced by virtual reality journalism

There is still notable ambivalence towards virtual reality’s utility in journalism, Sarah Jones, currently of Birmingham City University, writes (at the time of study Jones was working at Coventry University). Jones analysed twelve virtual reality features published in 2015, and conducted focus groups with 18 British university students. Jones identified two main categories of immersive … Continued