CFP: Changing audiences, changing journalism

ECREA Journalism Studies Conference is looking for submissions to its next conference, held in Odense, Denmark, on the 23rd and 24th of March 2017. The conference is entitled “Changing audiences – Changing Journalism”. The conference is interested in the role of the audience in journalism. The organizers seek to deal with questions like “To what … Continued


ARTICLE: Audience recognized Gawker as journalism

The audience imposed journalistic criteria upon the website Gawker, thus recognizing it as a journalistic actor, write Edson C. Tandoc Jr., of Nanyang Technological University, and Joy Jenkins, of University of Missouri. They analysed reader comments and news stories in response to Gawker publishing a particularly controversial story. The reactions to the Gawker piece, which … Continued


ARTICLE: News affect old workers’ employability

The way news depict older workers changes the way potential employers assess them, a study by Anne C. Kroon, Martine van Selm, Claartje ter Hoeven, and Rens Vliegenthart, from the University of Amsterdam, finds. The authors exposed 249 subjects to different versions of a news article on the employment of older workers. The respondents were … Continued


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