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ARTICLE: Print and broadcast journalists still don’t get along

Newspaper and television journalists continue to distrust each other, Vincent Filak, of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, writes. Filak surveyed 191 US journalists over their thoughts on newsroom convergence, and compared those results to an earlier study from 2004. The respondents were presented with hypothetical plans to converge print and broadcast operations. Both groups of journalists viewed … Continued


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ARTICLE: Local news are too hard to understand

Local newspapers are written in a manner which makes the news hard to understand, Ben Wasike of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley writes. The author analysed local newspaper content from 40 US counties and compared that information to census data from those areas. The author used two measures to analyse the news: the Flesch–Kincaid … Continued


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ARTICLE: South European newspapers adapt better to convergence

Spanish and Portuguese newspapers are more willing to embrace convergence than their Dutch, Swiss, German, or Austrian peers, a new international study finds. The project interviewed a total of 228 editors and other decision makers in regional and national newspapers from all six countries. The research team comprises Manuel Menke and Susanne Kinnebrock, both of … Continued


REPORT: US papers fall into the hands of investment groups

Large numbers of small and mid-sized newspapers in the US are being bought off by investment groups for short term profit, a new report from the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism states. The research looked at ownership trends between 2004 and 2016. According to the report, the three largest US newspaper … Continued


ARTICLE: Burmese refugees in Indiana news media

This study investigates how Burmese refugees were framed by Fort Wayne’s The Journal Gazette located in Indiana where refugee resettlement has taken place over the last two decades, write Emily A Ehmer, of Texas State University, and Ammina Kothari, of Rochester Institute of Technology. 335 stories and 286 accompanying images were analysed. The findings indicate that … Continued



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