REPORT: Newsroom practices in different news organizations

  The research and development strategies newsrooms currently use vary, write Alexis Alizor and Talia Stroud. The newly published report focuses on challenges facing the journalism industry and it is based on 525 surveys conducted of editors and news directors working in different newsrooms. The report lists several interesting findings. For example television and website-focused newsrooms are more likely to … Continued

ARTICLE: News consumption among young adults

Young adult audiences have increasingly gravitated toward online sources of news and information, write Dunja Antunovic, of Bradley University, Patrick Parsons, of Pennsylvania State University and Tanner R. Cooke, of Pennsylvania State University. The article looks at the processes of news consumption among college students. By using five focus group interviews with 34 students the researchers explore … Continued

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PROJECT: How are news tailored to individuals?

Damian Trilling is an Assistant Professor for political communication and journalism at the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Trilling is taking part in a ongoing research project “Personalised Communication”. What should I read? Nowadays communication is more and more tailored to individuals by social networking sites and different recommendations systems. These … Continued

ARTICLE: Story selection influences at the BBC

New study by W. Joe Watson, of Baker University, explores the influences on story selection at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). To conduct interviews the writer spent one week in at BBC World Headquarters in London. Through interviews with BBC employees across all levels, observation of the daily newsroom operation, and attending editorial meetings study identifies three … Continued

ARTICLE: Social media sources discredit political news

The audience perceive news stories that quote social media sources less credible than stories that are based on, for example, stake-outs, write Sanne Kruikemeier and Sophie Lecheler, both of the University of Amsterdam. The authors conducted an online survey on 422 respondents, who were asked to evaluate the credibility of certain journalistic work processes. Social … Continued

ARTICLE: Trust not needed for news consumption

Trust and distrust do not have a statistically significant effect on news consumption, write Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu, of University of Vienna, and Homero Gil de Zúñiga, of Universidad Diego Portales. The authors surveyed over 2 800 Americans in two waves of online questionnaires, asking them about their trust toward traditional and non-traditional media, and later on … Continued