BOOK: Radio audience in a networked society

A new book in the Routledge series Studies in European communication research & education has been published. Titled Radio Audiences and Participation in the Age of Network Society the volume discusses the forms and extent of audience-producer interaction in modern radio. The book is edited by Tiziano Bonini, of IULM University of Milan, and Belén … Continued

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REPORT: Newspaper is the least relied-upon medium

Overall trust in the world is in decline, shows a recent study by public relations company Edelman. According to the annual report, trust in media is in decline in most of the surveyed countries. Especially the role of newspapers seems to be on the brink of insignificance: they are the primary source of information only … Continued

Media production promoting youth’s literacy – project announced

A new research project has been announced by the University of Tampere. It aims to improve youth’s multiliteracy, the capability to produce and understand various forms of messages, by having them produce public media displays. The project will be a concerted effort by researchers, journalists and pedagogues. Titled Syrjästä framille monilukutaidolla (“From fringes to the … Continued

ARTICLE: A plurality of mobile news consumption patterns

Mobile news are finding many niches in our daily lives, but they’re not about to eclipse traditional media, write Kristin Van Damme, Karel Verbrugge, Lieven De Marez, all of Ghent University, and Cédric Courtois, of Catholic University of Leuven (names not in original order). They reached their conclusion through a combination of a large-scale survey … Continued

ARTICLE: In Sweden, print-only readers are old and few

Mobile media has become the most significant form of news young Swedes consume, write Oscar Westlund and Mathias Färdigh, both of University of Gothenburg. They combed through the results of 27 consecutive national surveys to see how the emergence of mobile media has changed media consumption patterns. They found that all age groups mainly used … Continued

CFP: Baltic journalism in an increasingly insecure environment

Abstract submissions are now open for the conference “Interaction of media and politics in the Baltic states”. The event is to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 7th and 8th of May. One of the conference’s four subthemes is titled “Political and investigative journalism”, although all sections of the event border journalism scholarship in … Continued

CFP: How can audience models be applied to new media?

The Second International Conference on Media and Popular Culture is calling for papers. The event, to be held in Vienna, Austria, will focus on different sociological models describing audience reactions to media stimuli. How can various models be applied to a changing media environment, the conference intends to ask and discuss. The event will last … Continued

Research grants for drone journalism, advertising and live tweeting, among others

Stock photo courtesy of user niekverlaan. The Finnish research fund Helsingin Sanomain Säätiö has announced its newest grant recipients. Seven research projects were granted a total of 538 600 euros on December the 3rd. Mervi Pantti, of University of Helsinki, will be studying the portrayal of the Ukrainian crisis in the Finnish press. Mikko … Continued

For most Swedes, internet is the most important information source

A recently published study details the internet use of Swedes. Internet use is widespread and still growing, and its importance greatest to the young, the study confirms. More surprising is the finding that a total of one million Swedes still forego internet use altogether. Of interest to journalism scholars: mobile and tablet use is booming … Continued