Revisiting the photo essay Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace

The article “Messiness in photography, war and transitions to peace: Revisiting Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace” by Rasmus Bellmer and Frank Möller from University of Tampere, Finland looked at photojournalistic approaches to war by studying the online photo essay Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace (1996) by Fred Ritchin and Gilles Peress, and The New York … Continued


The effect of journalists’ reactions to media-critical user comments

The article “Trust through Transparency? How Journalistic Reactions to Media-Critical User Comments Affect Quality Perceptions and Behavior Intentions” by Fabian Prochazka from University of Erfurt and Magdalena Obermaier from LMU Munich investigated the effect of journalistic engagement with critical user comments through an online experiment. Media criticism in user comments usually centers on two core … Continued


Special Issue in Digital Journalism about Covid-19

Recent special issue, Volume 9, Issue 9 (2021) in Digital Journalism “Covering Covid-19: The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Critical Moment for Digital Journalism” has been recently published and is available. The issue is here with the contents. Here is some information about the eleven articles with links: In the introductory article “The Coronavirus Pandemic as … Continued


Process-tracing methodology in the study of armed conflict

The new study “ Forensic conflict studies: Making sense of war in the social media age” by Jakob Hauter from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies discusses how to sort out the information from the disinformation when studying conflict zones, particularly those that are far away. The article is directed toward social science … Continued



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Whistleblowing platforms, accountability and transparency

The new study “The Accountability and Transparency of Whistleblowing Platforms Issues of Networked Journalism and Contested Boundaries” by Colin Porlezza of City, University of London and Philip di Salvo of Università della Svizzera italiana looks at how whistleblowing platforms understand accountability and transparency. Four platforms are analyzed: Magyarleaks from Hungary, Publeaks from Netherlands, Irpileaks from … Continued


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Voice-profiling and the future of journalism

How will bio-assessment of individuals affect journalism? The new article  “Journalism and the Voice Intelligence Industry” by Joseph Turow of University of Pennsylvania considers how the news people receive are affected by voice-profiling by the voice intelligence industry. The article is an essay-type one that asks the reader to also consider the future. The voice … Continued



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How people make sense of incidental news

A new study by Manuel Goyanes of University Carlos III de Madrid and Marton Demeter of National University of Public Service, Budapest, contributes to the ongoing research on incidental news consumption in social media platforms. Goyanes and Demeter studied how people make sense, how they cognitively appraise, and how they construct and perceive the effect … Continued


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How trade journals frame the use of robots

Will robots and AI take our jobs, or will they usher in an unprecedented era of prosperity, productivity, and connectedness? If trade journals are to be believed, the latter. New article by Andrew Duffy, Andrew Prahl, and Audrey Ling Yang-Hui all of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore studies how trade journals have adopted and frame … Continued