Shin Mizukoshi Interview

VIDEO: Media landscape in Japan and creating alternative ecosystems

We interviewed Shin Mizukoshi, a Professor of Media Studies at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. He talks to us about the current media landscape in Japan, digital journalism, future directions for media and his research projects. Mizukoshi’s research interests include workshops on imagining and creating alternative media ecosystems. He … Continued


ARTICLE: Framing the Cypriot economic crisis

New study by Vaia Doudaki, of Uppsala University and Cyprus University of Technology, Angeliki Boubouka and Christos Tzalavras, both independent researchers, examine news framing during the economic crisis in Cyprus. The focus of the study is on three time periods, associated to major developments in what is known as the Cypriot economic crisis. The study examines … Continued


PROJECT: Coverage of Brexit was strongly negative

According to The European Journalism Observatory (EJO) analysis Europe’s newspapers were overwhelmingly negative towards Brexit. EJO conducted a content analysis of the print editions of three daily newspapers in each of 12 European countries and also in the United States in the week after the Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. More than half of articles in … Continued



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REPORT: Global press trends

Newspapers generated an estimated US$ 168 billion in circulation and advertising revenue in 2015. Ninety billion dollars (53 percent) came from print and digital circulation, while $ 78 billion came from advertising, states the World Press Trends 2016 survey, published recently by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Global newspaper market figures show … Continued


ARTICLE: Cruel optimism of ‘Granny’ au pairing

New article by Priscilla Ringrose examines the French media coverage of so called ‘granny’ au pairing. Researcher identified three key frames: au pairing as glamorous tourism, as reinvention of family, and as a niche in the childcare market. The study argues that the French news broadcast media repackage au pairing as positive ageing while underplaying its status as work. Instead … Continued


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ARTICLE: Ireland’s local newspaper crisis

Local newspaper industry in Ireland has suffered a crisis falls during the last ten years. It has struggled to create sustainable business models for the digital era, explains Anthony Cawley of Liverpool Hope University in his new research article. The study focuses on Johnston Press media group, which faced significant financial difficulties during recent years. … Continued


ARTICLE: Rightist papers shape UK election coverage

Politically right-leaning newspapers are most influential in shaping the television coverage of UK elections, write Stephen Cushion, Allaina Kilby, Richard Thomas, Marina Morani and Richard Sambrook, all of University of Cardiff. The authors compared news on five television channels and eight newspapers during the 2015 election campaign. Roughly one-third of policy related news stories on … Continued


ARTICLE: Local newspaper and folk theories of journalism

To understand journalism, we need to understand how people understand journalism, writes Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. To make sense of journalism examining so-called “folk theories of journalism” is crucial. By “folk theories of journalism” the writer means the popular beliefs about what journalism is, what it does, and what it ought to do. The study presents three folk theories that … Continued


ARTICLE: Czech newspapers delocalized in 20 years

Czech newspapers published less local news content in 2009 than what they did in 1989, writes Lenka Waschková-Císařová, of Masaryk University. The author analysed the contents of two Czech local dailies, and interviewed journalists working for the publisher of said papers, the Vltava-Labe-Press (VLP). The content analysis shows that shared content (centrally produced and thus … Continued