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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

ARTICLE: Changing news topics in newspaper websites

Article by Michael Bo Karlsson, of Karlstad University, explores the tabloidization effect in Sweden and in United Kingdom. The study is based on a week-sized sample of six news sites during 2002, 2007 and 2012 and it covers news sites within tabloid, quality morning, and local/regional varieties. Results show that there is an overall tabloidization … Continued

REPORT: Challenges and opportunities for news media

We are moving towards an increasingly digital, mobile, and social media environment with more intense competition for attention, write Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Alessio Cornia and Antonis Kalogeropoulos. More and more people access and find news via social media. Newly published RISJ report reviews challenges and opportunities for news media and journalism in the changing media … Continued


CFP: The recent history of provincial newspapers

A one-day conference entitled “Provincial Newspapers: Lessons from History” is looking for paper proposals. The conference will take place on the 8th of September 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The event organisers welcome a wide range of topics relating to provincial newspapers, from their history to possible futures, from financial aspects to community roles. Suitable … Continued