Harassment of journalists in the United States

The study “Harassment’s Toll on Democracy: The Effects of Harassment Towards US Journalists” by Kaitlin C. Miller from University of Alabama was about the US journalists’ experiences of harassment in their work and its effect on their work and emotions. The study consisted of both a survey and interviews. More than 500 journalists were surveyed … Continued


Professional logics in journalism and the role of social media audiences

The article “Business as Usual: How Journalism’s Professional Logics Continue to Shape News Organization Policies Around Social Media Audiences” by Kelly Fincham from National University of Galway, Ireland used an institutional logics approach to understand the relationship between the audience’s role and the professional logics dominating the newsrooms.  Institutional logics refers to a set of … 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


Use of artificial intelligence in South African newsrooms

The study “Artificial Intelligence Practices in Everyday News Production: The Case of South Africa’s Mainstream Newsrooms” by Allen Munoriyarwa, Sarah Chiumbu and Gilbert Motsaathebe, all from University of Johannesburg, looks at to what extent artificial intelligence (AI) has been used in South African newsrooms and how journalists and editors perceive it. There is no common … Continued


Turnover and turnaway intention among South Korean journalists

The study “Factors Affecting Turnover and Turnaway Intention of Journalists in South Korea” by Haeyeop Song from Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea, and Jaemin Jung from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea applied the framework of Push-Pull-Mooring to study the factors affecting turnover and turnaway intention among South Korean newspaper journalists. Push-Pull-Mooring (PPM) is the dominant paradigm in … Continued


Investigative journalism and newsroom policies

New study “Between Structures and Identities: Newsroom Policies, Division of Labor and Journalists’ Commitment to Investigative Reporting” by Pauline Cancela from University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland studied how the division of labor in journalism and newsroom policies impacts the journalists’ willingness to engage in investigative journalism. There is a debate within the journalistic profession on what … Continued



Consequences of cost-cutting strategies in newsrooms

New study “From One Division of Labor to the Other: The Relation between Beat Reporting, Freelancing, and Journalistic Autonomy” by Sarah van Leuven,  Bart Vanhaelewyn and Karin Raeymaeckers of Ghent University in Belgium surveyed Belgian journalists in 2013 and 2018 about the consequences of cost-cutting in newsrooms. The authors focused their study on consequences to … Continued


Investigative journalism as relational skills and epistemic resources

New study “Inventive Factfinders: Investigative Journalism as Professional Self-representation, Marker of Identity and Boundary Work” by Fredrik Bjerknes of University of Bergen is situated in the context of the annual Norwegian investigative journalism award (SKUP). Qualitative textual analysis of 44 method reports submitted to SKUP in 2018 were investigated for the study. In it, the … Continued


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Examining journalistic metaphors: colouring and anchoring

Storytelling is a central feature of journalism, where stories are combined with numbers. New study “Re-imagining the quantitative-qualitative relationship through colouring and anchoring” by Brendan T Lawson of University of Leeds examines metaphors used by journalists to describe their storytelling in humanitarian crises: colouring and anchoring. To examine what type of metaphors journalists use in … Continued