Post-industrial journalism in metropolitan newsrooms - Nikki Usher interview

VIDEO: Post-industrial journalism in metropolitan newsrooms

Nikki Usher, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, told us about her work. She has recently finished a book called ‘Interactive Journalism’ (find info about the book behind this link). Usher’s current work will focus on post-industrial journalism in newsrooms, looking at the connection of material and digital production. She is asking whether journalism … Continued



ARTICLE: News media in high-power countries shape the global news agenda

In the spring 2014 the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 dominated the news agenda across many countries. Di Cui, of Fudan University, and Fang Wu, of Shangai Jiao Tong University, explore the inter-media agenda-setting effects in the coverage of the MH370 incident in 3 newspapers in the United States, China, and Hong Kong. 255 media articles were … Continued


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REPORT: US communities are hurt by ailing local press

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM), part of the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism, has launched a supplementary report on so-called “news deserts” in the United States. It is a follow-up to an earlier report published in fall 2016. The new report updates the previous one with … Continued


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ARTICLE: How do newspapers frame conflict – and why?

Different media frame conflict differently – and yet differently in different situations, write Guus Bartholomé, Sophie Lecheler and Claes de Vreese, all of University of Amsterdam. The authors developed a typology of conflict frames and their elements based on an analysis of 1 536 Dutch newspaper and online news articles. Bartholomé, Lecheler and de Vreese … Continued


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REPORT: Status of the Swedish newspaper market

A new report from Nordicom, written by Jonas Ohlsson tracks the structural change in the Swedish newspaper industry. The concentration of ownership has increased during the 21st century. The eigth largest newspaper groups control 76 out of Sweden’s 93 mid- and high-frequency daily newspapers. The situation is similar to other Nordic countries. Revenues have fallen: … Continued


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ARTICLE: Media’s role in spreading populist blame attributions

How are populist attributions of blame framed in the media? Michael Hameleers, Linda Bos and Claes de Vreese, of the University of Amsterdam, conducted a content analysis of 867 stories from six different national newspapers in the Netherlands. News pieces were selected from non-election and election periods in 2002 and 2012. The authors identified three … Continued


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ARTICLE: For audience engagement, print is still king

Audiences to United Kingdom’s largest news brands still overwhelmingly consume their news via print, Neil Thurman, of both Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and University of London, discovered. Thurman used a novel combination of audience data to compare the time spent with different news brands and delivery platforms. Eleven of UK’s largest newspaper brands were … Continued


ARTICLE: News coverage of teenagers and social media

News constructions of the relationship between teens and social media have significant implications for young people, write Susannah R. Stern, of University of San Diego, and Sarah Burke Odland, of University of Colorado Denver. The article investigates how news media constructed cultural understandings of teens’ relationship with social media. The analysis covers 339 print and online news … Continued


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ARTICLE: Online news look at the past, print to the future

US and Israeli online news are mainly oriented towards the past, not the future, write Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Motti Neiger, of Netanya Academic College. The authors analysed 477 print and 120 online news stories from between 1950 and 2013, investigating changes in the news’ “temporal affordances”. The authors begin by … Continued