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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

ARTICLE: The gazette came to Spain from Italy

The gazette form of printed news came to Spain from Italy and became standardized already in the early 1600’s, writes Carmen Espejo, of University of Sevilla. The author compares the different types of printed news products, and describes their development and consolidation. Netherlands and Italy were the trendmakers of the time, Espejo writes, but it … Continued

New International Journal of Communication published

  New issue of International Journal of Communication is now published. It includes many interesting articles for journalism enthusiasts. Take a look at these examples among others: Kate Wright generates a new theoretical model for interrogating relations between journalists and their sources. Christian Lamour examines the business model of free metropolitan newspapers Imaani Jamillah El-Burki, Douglas V. … Continued

ARTICLE: Framing in Turkish newspapers

In June 2012 a Turkish jet was hit by the Syrian army and in March 2014 a Syrian jet was hit by Turkish army. Metin Ersoy of Eastern Mediterranean University utilizes framing analysis to examine how Turkish newspapers covered these two events and identify what frames they tend to use. The study concludes that journalism undertaken in regards … Continued

ARTICLE: Quality press increases voter turnout

Exposure to high quality newspapers increases voter turnout in elections, write Florian Arendt, of University of Munich, and Cornelia Brandtner, of Dresden University of Technology. The authors studied 460 Austrians’ media use and voting behaviour by a two-wave panel survey before and after the 2014 Europarliamentary elections. According to Arendt and Brandtner, exposure to one … Continued