Journalistic refugee representation and new media

The article “From media to hypermedia: Journalistic representations of Rohingya refugees and humanitarian communication” by Bimbisar Irom and Stephanie Gibbons from Washington State University analyzes two media artifacts:  one on traditional media and one a special report. The article is a comparative analysis. The first artifact for analysis won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography … Continued

Weaponized memes: the case of Pepe the Frog

New article “Weaponizing Memes: The Journalistic Mediation of Visual Politicization” by Chris Peters from Roskilde University and Stuart Allan from Cardiff University develops the concept of “mimetic weaponization” for journalistic theory by focusing on the example case of Pepe the Frog, a meme widely used by alt-right. The term meme originates from Richard Dawkins, who … Continued

Visual journalists’ perceptions on impact of images

A new study “The Power of Images? Visual Journalists’ Assessment of the Impact of Imagery” by Nicole Smith Dahmen, Kaitlin C. Miller and Brent Walth, all of University of Oregon, contributes to the topic of journalistic images. The authors surveyed known visual journalists for their experiences and perceptions on images and their impact. Visual imagery … Continued