ARTICLE: Climate frames, political commentaries and the moral police

Nordicom Review 36:1 has just been published. The issue opens with editor Ulla Carlsson‘s introduction and parting words – Carlsson has been involved with the Review since its beginning in Spring 1981. Read her parting words here, in pdf. In the first article, Mette Bengtsson of University of Copenhagen investigates political commentary in scholarly literature. Bengtsson suggests a two-dimensional … Continued

ARTICLE: More climate change news in UK than US media

Media interest toward the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports was stronger in the United Kingdom than in the United States, write Saffron O’Neill, Hywel Williams, Bouke Wiersma, Tim Kurz, all of University of Exeter, and Maxwell Boykoff, of University of Colorado-Boulder. The team analyzed the stories related to the IPCC reports in ten … Continued

Research grants for symbolic warfare, and inequality

Helsingin Sanomat Foundation has announced its newest grantees, two of which will go toward journalism research. Katja Valaskivi, of University of Tampere, received a grant of 140 000 euros for a research going by the title Je Suis Charlie. Symbolic Warfare and Struggle over Attention . It seeks to study how the dynamic between traditional … Continued

ARTICLE: Simple crisis, user images, and creativity

A new issue of the open access journal Media & viestintä has been published. The generalist journal is published by the Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies. Its articles are in Finnish, but English summaries are provided. Here’s our take on what’s interesting, in terms of journalism scholarship, in the current issue. Timo Harjuniemi, … Continued

ARTICLE: Sámi minority news spark identity debates

Comments on the Finnish public broadcaster’s (YLE) Sámi minority news radio station always turn to identities, write Terttu Kortelainen and Anni-Siiri Länsman, both of University of Oulu. The authors analyzed the comments on YLE Sápmi radio station’s webpage and on its Facebook page. Their aim was to find out which news gathered the minority audience’s … Continued

ARTICLE: Trust for government hardly swayed by media

News media has little effect on the audience’s trust in their government, write Andrea Ceron, of University of Milan, and Vincenzo Memoli, of University of Catania. The authors used the data from 27 EU countries, compiled in the Eurobarometer surveys. They compared the audience’s news consumption habits, their opinions of their respective governments, and the … Continued

REPORT: Ever older Swedes use online newspapers

The use of online newspapers among late middle-aged Swedes is increasing, the preliminary results from an upcoming survey reveal. The Media Barometer is an annual survey, the full results of which are expected to be published in May or June. The increase of internet use in older demographics is due to the natural ageing of … Continued

ARTICLE: Economic news affect public’s expectations

News on economy, especially in times of downturn, affect the audience’s expectations of future economic prospects, writes Juliane Lischka, of University of Zürich. The author studied thousands of news pieces from three German television channels and one tabloid newspaper. Lischka compared the tone, volume and consonance of the news to economic indicators and public expectations, … Continued

CFP: Audience in contemporary mediascape

ECREA Audience and Reception Studies Conference is looking now for submissions. The event’s title is “Audience research in a ‘post-media’ age? Reflections on media-centric and non-media centric approaches to researching audiences in the 21stcentury”. It will take place in Tartu, Estonia, between the 25th and 27th of June. The conference welcomes papers on a wide … Continued