Category: Journalism

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Form, Genre, Experiment – the Structure of the Radio Art

The theme of this presentation is radio art and its form. The main aim is to describe the nature of radio experiment and determinants of radio art. Crucial for me are also documentary elements of radio art and the relations between radio art and journalism. I focus on the genre pattern based on the press

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Fake News, Crowdsourcing and Media Outlets in Greece: Is News Credibility a Matter of Professionalism?

Traditionally journalism is a key function for democracy. News used to be produced by professional journalists and the term “gatekeeper”, used to describe a journalist’s main task, filtering information, and when and how reliable news should be provided. However, users can now choose to get the information they want from many online sources, websites most

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Power and Silence: Australian Media Portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian Casualties during the Gaza War of 2014

At one stage of the long-lasting Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Israel launched a military operation, Protective Edge, on the Gaza Strip in July–August of 2014. As a consequence, approximately 2,280 people died and over 11,000 people were injured, the majority of them Palestinian civilians (including children and women). These numerous casualties resulted in a pronounced interest in

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Friends with Benefits: A Discourse Analysis on Framing US-Philippine Relations through Print Media’s Coverage of EDCA

This study examines discourse production in the reportage of foreign affairs. In early 2014, Philippines announced the planning and signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States. This research discusses vested interests of stakeholders, conflicting frames the print media used in their reportage, and representations of diplomatic concepts of friendship, peace

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The Ethical Dimension in Citizen Journalism Practice: A Study of the 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria

Media can set agenda which can positively or negatively affect the society. Beyond the setting of agenda the media can and do act as agents of checks and balances of the other powers in the society. Social media have greatly increased the power of the media and have produced what may be called the ‘fifth

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Hegemonic and Counter-Media Frames of the Unsolved-Past Tragedy

Tempo magazine has brought the memory of the unsolved-past tragedy of Indonesia, “1965/66 Event” in some ways in both New Order era and Reform era. The collapse of New Order has clearly influenced the framing of “1965-Event”. During New Order, the event was remembered as the effort of Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) to ‘coup d’etat’

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Is That So Different to Become a Journalist? A Study of Journalism Professional Careers in Brazil

This paper studies the changes in the professional careers of Brazilian journalists. Structural changes have affected journalism as a profession over the last 30 years such as the development of ICTs and the emergence of internet, the economic crisis of traditional media organizations, the growth of corporate communication and the introduction of flexible working conditions

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A Corpus Stylistics News Story Analysis of a Japan-China Faceoff: The Senkaku-Diaoyu Territorial Dispute

News coverage of the Japan-China territorial confrontation (Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands) reveals marked differences in the way the two countries present their claims. This study explores this issue by showing that Japanese descriptions of the argument are more neutrally presented, through restrained and hedged lexical choices without metaphorical allusions, resulting in a rational, somewhat abstract, and arguably

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Convergence Journalism

This is a qualitative study on convergence journalism, focusing on its definition and concept. This study covers different topics in two textbooks, namely �Convergence Journalism – An Introduction� and �The Handbook of Global Online Journalism�. The study In-depth interviews were conducted with two executive editorial members and two reporters. The interviews look into the use

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Ethical Use of Online and Social Media in News Reporting of Thai Newsrooms

Online and social media have transformed journalism practice and newsroom has embraced a hybrid model of news reporting including newsgathering, news distribution and use of user-generated content to survive in convergence news culture. This research aims to study ethical issue on online and social media usage in news reporting, and ways to develop ethical code

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The Irrelevancy between Headline and Content in Online Journalism

While hard copy newspapers require better circulation figures, news websites seek to reach more and more clicks. This paper claims that headlines and the body of news reports have never been that much irrelevant in journalism history. The readers’ experience while consuming online news media today is a type of trickery. The reader is firstly