East Ukrainian media audiences and discussion modes

The article “Logics of Exclusion: How Ukrainian Audiences Renegotiate Propagandistic Narratives in Times of Conflict” by Olga Pasitselska from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was a discourse and conversational analysis of shared meanings among media audiences in Eastern Ukraine, and their interaction modes. The context of the study was the pre-invasion Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Eastern … Continued


Revisiting the photo essay Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace

The article “Messiness in photography, war and transitions to peace: Revisiting Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace” by Rasmus Bellmer and Frank Möller from University of Tampere, Finland looked at photojournalistic approaches to war by studying the online photo essay Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace (1996) by Fred Ritchin and Gilles Peress, and The New York … Continued


Eyewitness images in the genre of open-source investigation

The study “Open-source investigation as a genre of conflict reporting” by Sandra Ristovska from University of Colorado Boulder was about the role and scope of eyewitness images in open-source investigation. In it, the author interviewed journalists from the Visual Investigation Unit at The New York Times, which is dedicated to open-source investigation,  and textually analyzed … Continued


Process-tracing methodology in the study of armed conflict

The new study “ Forensic conflict studies: Making sense of war in the social media age” by Jakob Hauter from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies discusses how to sort out the information from the disinformation when studying conflict zones, particularly those that are far away. The article is directed toward social science … Continued