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ARTICLE: Rather than dying, print is innovating its way into the future

The “meme” of print journalism on its deathbed is uncalled for, argue John O’Sullivan (Dublin City University), Leopoldina Fortunati (University of Udine), Sakari Taipale (University of Jyväskylä), and the late Kevin Barnhurst (University of Illinois). The authors pick through five ongoing processes affecting print journalism, and they arrive to the conclusion that print will be … Continued

ARTICLE: News are converging, but not dramatically

Different news outlets are increasingly selecting the same news topics and employing the same news frames – but not across the board, suggest Christian Baden and Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, both of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The authors algorithmically analysed over 200 000 news stories on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, published over the course of over eight … Continued

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ARTICLE: South European newspapers adapt better to convergence

Spanish and Portuguese newspapers are more willing to embrace convergence than their Dutch, Swiss, German, or Austrian peers, a new international study finds. The project interviewed a total of 228 editors and other decision makers in regional and national newspapers from all six countries. The research team comprises Manuel Menke and Susanne Kinnebrock, both of … Continued

ARTICLE: Transmedia strategies in journalism

Multiplatform news media production is already a reality that will inevitably grow and improve. In their newly published article Renira Rampazzo Gambarato and Lorena Peret Teixeira Tárcia present a model of analysis of transmedia strategies for the news coverage of planned events that can contribute to this process of growth and improvement in the transmedia journalism realm. … Continued

REPORT: Mapping the path to an integrated newsroom

The European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) report on media integration has been published. The Integration Media Production Strategies (IMPS) project visited nine public service broadcasters in eight countries to research practices and challenges they face in developing integrated media production. The report is focused especially on the experiences of the broadcasters’ news departments. Among the findings … Continued

CFP: New media logics for a new media environment

As media technology and institutions change, so must the theoretical framework used to describe their functionality be remodelled. This is the premise of an upcoming conference on media logic, to be held in Bonn, Germany next fall. The event is now accepting panel and paper proposals. Submissions are due on April the 15th, and the … Continued

Online first: Convergence both unavoidable and unwanted, feel public broadcast journalists

Public broadcast journalists in four European newsrooms consider convergence to be inevitable, yet they still resist change, write Ainara Larrondo, of University of the Basque Country, David Domingo, of the Free University of Brussels, Ivar John Erdal of Volda University College, Pere Masip, of University Ramon Llul and Hilde Van den Bulck, of University of … Continued