Consequences of cost-cutting strategies in newsrooms

New study “From One Division of Labor to the Other: The Relation between Beat Reporting, Freelancing, and Journalistic Autonomy” by Sarah van Leuven,  Bart Vanhaelewyn and Karin Raeymaeckers of Ghent University in Belgium surveyed Belgian journalists in 2013 and 2018 about the consequences of cost-cutting in newsrooms. The authors focused their study on consequences to … Continued


Dimensions of media attention apparatus and terrorist acts

A new study “The Attention Apparatus: Conditions and Affordances of News Reporting in Hybrid Media Events of Terrorist Violence” by Niina Uusitalo  and Katja Valaskivi from University of Tampere conceptualizes news organization as a an attention apparatus through looking at news production in terrorist acts.  The empirical part of the study consisted of 33 thematic … Continued