Data journalism as a cure against misinformation

The study “Examining the Democratic Potential of Data Journalism in Curing Misinformation” by Tianru Guan and Qiong Wang from Wuhan University used the Chinese case of “Military World Games and the origin of Covid-19” to examine the effectiveness of data journalism in debunking misinformation. The Covid-19 epidemic amplified the so-called infodemic politics, as numerous conspiracy … Continued


Freelancers – journalists or writers?

The study “The blurring line between freelance journalists and self-employed media workers” by Beate Josephi and Penny O’Donnell from University of Sydney explores the ways in which freelance journalists navigated their employment in the Covid-affected 2020. Freelancers are outside the normal confines of journalism, but recently, the perception of freelancers has begun to shift. Namely, … Continued


Special Issue in Digital Journalism about Covid-19

Recent special issue, Volume 9, Issue 9 (2021) in Digital Journalism “Covering Covid-19: The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Critical Moment for Digital Journalism” has been recently published and is available. The issue is here with the contents. Here is some information about the eleven articles with links: In the introductory article “The Coronavirus Pandemic as … Continued