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

ARTICLE: Value of news in everyday life

In a world with a wide range of possibilities to consume news for free, paying for news can be considered an act of civic engagement, claim Joëlle Swart, Chris Peters and Marcel Broersma. They analyze the value of different platforms, genres, and practices in everyday life by mapping patterns of cross-media news use. Findings indicate that users do not always … Continued

ARTICLE: Trust issues in online journalism

Polls indicate that trust in journalism, especially online journalism, is rather low in Western societies. To assess the difference in offline and online trust, Katherine M. Grosser develops a model of trust in online journalism that illustrates how the developments in journalism reflecting digitization impact on trust. While the way the trust mechanism works is … Continued

New issue of European Journal of Communication published

The newest issue of bi-monthly European Journal of Communication is published now. The magazine is interested in communication research and theory in all its diversity, and seeks to reflect and encourage the variety of intellectual traditions in the field and to promote dialogue between them. The articles cover themes such as live tweeting a political debate, … Continued

ARTICLE: Homosexuality in sports journalism

In 2014 when professional football player Thomas Hitzlsperger  announced that he is gay, media response was overwhelming. Christiana Schallhorn and Anne Hempel conducted a qualitative content analysis of three newspapers ZEIT, FAZ, and SZ to explore the main topics of coverage of Hitzlsperger’s coming-out, as well as broader discussions about homosexuality in sport and society. They … Continued

ARTICLE: Different news read online and in print

The audience reads different news stories online than in print, write Torbjörn von Krogh, of Mid Sweden University and Ulrika Andersson, of University of Gothenburg. The authors compared the results of a telephone survey on the readership of a Swedish newspaper, and that newspaper’s web page’s metrics from the same time period. Print readers not … Continued