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Research of April 2022

Patricia Cruz



Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in April 2022 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.


Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2022-04-01 Images from the Battlefields: How Al-Jazeera and BBC News Sites Visually Framed the Libyan Revolution Kioko Ireri Visual Communication Quarterly
2022-04-01 How to tackle the conceptual inconsistency of audience engagement? The introduction of the Dynamic Model of Audience Engagement Constanza Gajardo, Irene Costera Meijer
2022-04-02 The Reproduction of Power and Jargon in COVID-19 Coverage in Zambian Media: An Analysis of the Zambia Daily Mail and Mwebantu Basil N. Hamusokwe,Lyton Ncube,Carole Phiri-Chibbonta,Juliet Tembo &Elastus Mambwe Journalism Practice
2022-04-02 Trial by Media?: Media Use, Fear of Crime, and Attitudes Toward Police Soo Young Shin &Brendan R. Watson Journalism Practice
2022-04-02 Coverage of Public Opinion Polls: Journalists’ Perceptions and Readers’ Responses Alyssa Appelman &Mike Schmierbach Journalism Practice
2022-04-02 Portraying the Pandemic: Analysis of Textual-Visual Frames in German News Coverage of COVID-19 on Twitter Yi Xu,Jingyuan Yu &Martin Löffelholz Journalism Practice
2022-04-02 Loyalty in the Newsroom. Employment Relationships in Public Service Broadcasting Samuel Toledano, María Lamuedra Graván &José María García-de-Madariaga Journalism Practice
2022-04-03 A convivial-agonistic framework to theorise public service media platforms and their governing systems Tiziano Bonini, Eleonora Maria Mazzoli
New Media & Society
2022-04-03 Circulation of conspiracy theories in the attention factory Katja Valaskivi Popular Communication
2022-04-04 “The New Sheriffs in Town”! Newspapers Visibility of Kenya’s First County Governors Jimmy Ochieng &Kioko Ireri African Journalism Studies
2022-04-04 The Mediatization of Politics in Cameroon: A Political Actor-Centric Approach Christian Nounkeu Tatchou African Journalism Studies
2022-04-04 Transforming children’s perception of autism through the “superpower” of media representation in the US Eunice Chow &Momo Hayakawa Journal of Children and Media
2022-04-04 Fake news on you, Not me: The Third-Person Effects of Fake News in South Korea Joseph Yoo,Daekyung Kim &Wi-Geun Kim Communication Research Reports
2022-04-04 The pandemic shock doctrine in an authoritarian context: the economic, bodily, and political precarity of Turkey’s journalists during the pandemic Ergin Bulut, Can Ertuna
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-06 “I Felt I Got to Know Everyone”: How News on Stage Combines Theatre and Journalism for a Live Audience Catherine Adams &Glenda Cooper Journalism Practice
2022-04-06 ‘Just like us’: community radio broadcasters and the on-air performance of community identity Bridget Backhaus Continuum
2022-04-06 DIANA (1969-1978): the first women’s finance magazine in Spain Susana Martínez-Rodríguez Feminist Media Studies
2022-04-06 The Effect of Deepfake Video on News Credibility and Corrective Influence of Cost-Based Knowledge about Deepfakes Soo Yun Shin &Jiyoung Lee Digital Journalism
2022-04-06 Gender Stereotypes in Young Children’s Magazines Lauren Spinner,Lindsey Cameron &Harriet R. Tenenbaum Mass Communication and Society
2022-04-06 Censorship, clientelism and bureaucracy: Production cultures in Colombian state-owned media system Alejandra Castano-Echeverri
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-06 Constructing ‘race/ethnicity’ and nationality in Spanish media: a content analysis of international football coverage Carmen Longas Luque, Jacco van Sterkenburg
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-07 A thematic exploration of three countries’ government communication during the COVID-19 crisis and corresponding media coverage Linda Jean Kenix &Jorge Freddy Bolanos Lopez Communication Research and Practice
2022-04-07 Right-Wing, Populist, Controlled by Foreign Powers? Topic Diversification and Partisanship in the Content Structures of German-Language Alternative Media Philipp Müller &Rainer Freudenthaler Digital Journalism
2022-04-07 Excluding and Including: News Tailoring Strategies in an Era of News Overload Zhieh Lor,Hae Jung Oh &Jihyang Choi Digital Journalism
2022-04-07 Comparing Frame Repertoires of Mainstream and Right-Wing Alternative Media Tilman Klawier, Fabian Prochazka &Wolfgang Schweiger Digital Journalism
2022-04-07 How News Organizations Sell Native Advertising: Discourses of Integration and Separation on In-House Content Studio Web Sites Matt Carlson &Andrew Locke Journalism Studies
2022-04-07 When “Development” Became News: How JFK’s Alliance for Progress Reshaped Journalistic Narratives of Progress in Venezuela Jairo Lugo-Ocando Journalism Studies
2022-04-07 When News Use Feels Wrong: Four Reactions to Misalignments Between Feeling Rules and Feeling Responses Josephine Lehaff Journalism Studies
2022-04-07 Finding Better Ways for Newsrooms to Counter COVID Misinformation in the United States Tricia Fulks Kelley Journal of Media Ethics
2022-04-08 Images of Transgressions: Visuals as Reconstructed Evidence in Digital Investigative Journalism Fredrik Bjerknes Journalism Studies
2022-04-08 Social media, misinformation, and cultivation of informational mistrust: Cultivating Covid-19 mistrust Yong Jin Park, Jae Eun Chung, Jeong Nam Kim
2022-04-09 Cross-cultural engagement through translated news: A reception analysis Claire Scammell, Esperança Bielsa
2022-04-09 Risk Propensity, News Frames and Immigration Attitudes Anita Gottlob, Hajo Boomgaarden International Journal of Communication
2022-04-09 Concentration of Media Ownership in Indonesia: A Setback for Viewpoint Diversity Masduki, Leen d’Haenens International Journal of Communication
2022-04-09 Live and Kicking: Digital Live Broadcasting Technologies, Participating Strangers and News Mobility Jonathan Ilan International Journal of Communication
2022-04-10 Constructing Victimization Grand-Narrative in the Ukrainian Foreign-Language Press (1901–1926) Serhiy Blavatskyy Media History
2022-04-10 Magic 10 and NBA Bubble Sports Journalists’ Practices During NBA Season 2019–2020 Andy Sturt &Muhammad Fahad Humayun Journalism Practice
2022-04-11 Transnationalising reactionary conservative activism: A multimodal critical discourse analysis of far-right narratives online Xinyi Zhang &Mark Davis Communication Research and Practice
2022-04-11 Good news is good news for new economic powers Jianhong Zhang, Chaohong Zhou, Haico Ebbers
International Communication Gazette
2022-04-11 How do social media affect people’s compassion and civic action? The case of the Sewol Ferry disaster in Korea Jeehyun Kim, Yong-Chan Kim, Ahra Cho, Euikyung Shin &Yeji Kwon Asian Journal of Communication
2022-04-11 Performing Representational Labor: Blackness, Indigeneity, and Legibility in Global Latinx Media Cultures Jillian M. Báez Feminist Media Studies
2022-04-11 Confronting COVID-19: constructing and contesting legitimacy through the media in Chinese contexts Jingrong Tong Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-04-11 Functioning, failing, and fixing: logistical media and legitimacy in Macao during the pandemic Gehao Zhang Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-04-12 Egyptian Women Journalists’ Feminist Voices in a Shifting Digitalized Journalistic Field Sahar Khamis &Rasha El-Ibiary Digital Journalism
2022-04-13 Trust and Fear in the Newsroom: How Emotions Drive the Exchange of Innovative Ideas Ornella Porcu, Liesbeth Hermans &Marcel Broersma Journalism Studies
2022-04-13 Technology Innovation and Digital Journalism Practice by Indigenous African-language Newspapers: The Case of uMthunywa in Zimbabwe Thulani Tshabangu &Abiodun Salawu African Journalism Studies
2022-04-13 News, Threats, and Trust: How COVID-19 News Shaped Political Trust, and How Threat Perceptions Conditioned This Relationship Ernesto de León, Mykola Makhortykh, Teresa Gil-Lopez, Aleksandra Urman, Silke Adam
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-04-13 Selective appropriation in the BBC news translated into Ukrainian and Russian Angela Kamyanets
2022-04-13 Digitalizing the Journalistic Field: Journalists’ Views on Changes in Journalistic Autonomy, Capital and Habitus Terje Lindblom, Johan Lindell &Katarina Gidlund Digital Journalism
2022-04-13 Emotion Mobilisation through the Imagery of People in Finnish-Language Right-Wing Alternative Media Salla Tuomola &Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Digital Journalism
2022-04-13 The Practice of Data-Driven Journalism in Brazil: Between Disruption and the Reinstatement of Professional Values Fábio Henrique Pereira &Bruna Mastrella Digital Journalism
2022-04-14 “The darkest time in our history”: An analysis of news media constructions of liquor theft in Canada’s settler colonial context Steven Kohm, Katharina Maier
Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal
2022-04-14 Is all Russian news the same? Framing in Russian news media generated by the Yandex news algorithm for the United States, Estonia, and Russia Heidi Erbsen, Siim Põldre
2022-04-14 CrossRef citations to date
Research Article
Google News and Machine Gatekeepers: Algorithmic Personalisation and News Diversity in Online News Search
Ryan Evans, Daniel Jackson &Jaron Murphy Digital Journalism
2022-04-14 ‘The bullets brought the curtain down on that lowlife’: discursive representation and legitimation of capital punishment in the press Krisda Chaemsaithong Critical Discourse Studies
2022-04-14 An Examination of Affiliate and Network Television Channels’ Facebook Use for Addressing Audiences’ Critical Information Needs Monica Chadha, K. Hazel Kwon, Jiun-Yi Tsai
Electronic News
2022-04-15 In feminism we trust! On how feminist standpoint epistemologies shape journalism practices in two argentine digital newsrooms Ayleen Cabas-Mijares
2022-04-16 Embedded authoritarianism: the politics of poor press freedom in Indian Kashmir Tawseef Majeed
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-16 Boundaries in Motion? Finnish Political Journalists’ External and Internal Boundary Work in a Time of Change Jari Väliverronen Journalism Studies
2022-04-17 Operationalising Hybrid Newsroom Ethnography: Observing Amidst a Pandemic Jonathan Hendrickx &Ike Picone Journalism Practice
2022-04-17 Disconnecting from digital news: News avoidance and the ignored role of social class Johan Lindell, Else Mikkelsen Båge
2022-04-18 Partnering with Smart TV Platforms: The Content Providers’ Dilemma Sebastian Goetzenberger, Grant Mooney &Bernd Riefler International Journal on Media Management
2022-04-18 “He’s a Mr. Mom”: Cultural Ambivalence in Print News Depictions of Stay-at-Home Fathers, 1987–2016 Arielle Kuperberg, Pamela Stone, Torie Lucas
Gender & Society
2022-04-18 Distilling the value of public service media: Towards a tenable conceptualisation in the European framework Azahara Cañedo, Marta Rodríguez-Castro, Ana María López-Cepeda
European Journal of Communication
2022-04-18 Editors’ introduction: the twentieth anniversary issue of Feminist Media Studies Francesca Sobande, Sherri Williams & Sophie Bishop Feminist Media Studies
2022-04-18 Distilling the value of public service media: Towards a tenable conceptualisation in the European framework Azahara Cañedo, Marta Rodríguez-Castro, Ana María López-Cepeda
European Journal of Communication
2022-04-18 Mediating a regime in crisis: corruption and succession in Zimbabwe’s state media Mandlenkosi Mpofu, Lungile Augustine Tshuma, Mbongeni Jonny Msimanga
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-19 Moving Barriers to Investigative Journalism in Latin America in Times of Instability and Professional Innovation Vanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce, Lourdes Cueva Chacón & Rosental Calmon Alves Journalism Practice
2022-04-20 Mediated forensics and militant evidence: rethinking the camera as weapon Patrick Brian Smith, Ryan Watson
Media, Culture & Society
2022-04-20 Communities of practice in the production and resourcing of fact-checking Stephanie Brookes, Lisa Waller Journalism
2022-04-20 A Russian-American News Cross-Coverage. A Hidden Threat to the Democratic Way of Life Alexander G. Nikolaev Southern Communication Journal
2022-04-20 The Making of a Media Category: The English-language press in fin-de-siècle Paris Colette Colligan Media History
2022-04-20 Rethinking civic education in the digital era: How media, school, and youth negotiate the meaning of citizenship Weiyu Zhang, Zhuo Chen, Jia Ying Neoh, Yeow-Tong Chia
International Communication Gazette
2022-04-21 The effects of partisan framing on COVID-19 attitudes: Experimental evidence from early and late pandemic Amber Wichowsky, Meghan Condon
Research & Politics
2022-04-21 Visibility and invisibility in the aged care sector: Visual representation in Australian news from 2018–2021 TJ Thomson, Evonne Miller, Sarah Holland-Batt, Jen Seevinck, Sam Regi
Media International Australia
2022-04-22 Science Training for Political Reporters: Understanding Impact with a Mixed Methods Approach Hollie Smith, David M. Markowitz & Christine Gilbert Journalism Practice
2022-04-22 Framing the Colombian Peace Process: Between Peace and War Journalism Víctor García-Perdomo, Summer Harlow & Danielle K. Brown Journalism Practice
2022-04-22 The “Price You Pay” and the “Badge of Honor”: Journalists, Gender, and Harassment Kaitlin C. Miller
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-04-23 Medium and source convergence in crisis information acquisition: Patterns, antecedents, and outcomes Xinyan Zhao, Sifan Xu, Lucinda L. Austin
New Media & Society
2022-04-23 The ‘connected migrant’: A scoping review Claire Moran
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-04-24 Media coverage and Its Determinants in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic SLAVOMÍR GÁLIK AND SABÍNA GÁLIKOVÁ TOLNAIOVÁ Communication Today
2022-04-24 Motivations for News Exposure in Different Media Systems: AComparative Study of Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom JORDI RODRÍGUEZ-VIRGILI, AURKEN SIERRA AND JAVIER SERRANO-PUCHE Communication Today
2022-04-24 Media Use and Perceived Pollution: Does a Reinforcing Spiral Exist in China? Yimin Mao International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 (Un)Veiling Our Biases: Activating Religious, Emotional, and Contextual Cues in News Media Representations of Syrian Refugees Laura P. B. Partain, Andrew J. Weaver International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 Different Effects on Different Immigrant Groups: Testing the Media’s Role in Triggering Perceptions of Economic, Cultural, and Security Threats From Immigration Nora Theorin International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 Twitter and Endorsed (Fake) News: The Influence of Endorsement by Strong Ties, Celebrities, and a User Majority on Credibility of Fake News During the COVID-19 Pandemic Inyoung Shin, Luxuan Wang, Yi-Ta Lu International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 Values and Media Literacy: Exploring the Relationship Between the Values People Prioritize in Their Life and Their Attitudes Toward Media Literacy Simon Chambers, Tanya Notley, Michael Dezuanni, Sora Park International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 Political Identity and the Therapeutic Work of U.S. Conservative Media Anthony Nadler International Journal of Communication
2022-04-24 Measuring the diffusion of conspiracy theories in digital information ecologies Annett Heft, Kilian Buehling
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-04-24 Media Use and National Image: How Americans and Chinese Perceive the U.S.–China Trade War Lars Willnat, Shuo Tang, Jian Shi, Ning Zhan
International Communication Gazette
2022-04-24 “We’re Human Too”: Media Coverage of Simone Biles’s Mental Health Disclosure during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Kevin G. Thompson, Gilbert Carter, Edwin S. Lee, Talal Alshamrani, Andrew C. Billings
Electronic News
2022-04-24 Social representations, media, and iconography: A semiodiscursive analysis of Facebook posts related to the COVID-19 pandemic Golda Cohen, Mathieu Bessin, Sandrine Gaymard
European Journal of Communication
2022-04-25 Gun violence as a public health issue: Media advocacy, framing and implications for communication Brooke W. McKeever, Minhee Choi, Denetra Walker, Robert McKeever Newspaper Research Journal
2022-04-25 Black Lives Matter to media (finally): A content analysis of news coverage during summer 2020 Jennifer Brannock Cox Newspaper Research Journal
2022-04-25 In Platforms We Trust?Unlocking the Black-Box of News Algorithms through Interpretable AI Donghee Shin, Bouziane Zaid, Frank Biocca & Azmat Rasul
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-04-25 Media and “Abhorrent” Profession: Portrayal of Sex Workers in a Patriarchal Nigerian Society Nathan Oguche Emmanuel, Hashim Muhammad Suleiman & Celestine Verlumun Gever Journalism Practice
2022-04-26 Practical, Not Radical: Examining Innovative Learning Culture in a Public Service Media Organization Minna Koivula, Salla-Maaria Laaksonen & Mikko Villi Journalism Studies
2022-04-26 Significant social movement as a critical event: The impact of journalists’ mutual attention on the differentiation between traditional and alternative media in the field Macau K. F. Mak
2022-04-26 Chinese Electronic Media: Social Evolution and Social Change in the Digital Information Age Shuhua Zhou, Carolyn A. Lin & Xingang Chen Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-04-26 State and Market: A Historical Review and Theoretical Remapping of the Broadcast Media Transformation in China Xiaohong Wang, Xingang Chen & Lingbo Tu Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-04-27 Cloaked science: the Yan reports Jennifer Nilsen, Joan Donovan & Rob Faris Information, Communication & Society
2022-04-27 Information technology & media sociology in a (still) pandemic world Jenny L. Davis, Dustin Kidd, Muyang Li, Rachel Aalders & Tyler Burgese Information, Communication & Society
2022-04-27 Globalisation, media trust, and populism: A comparative study of the US and Germany Pu Yan, Ralph Schroeder
International Communication Gazette
2022-04-28 Anything Goes? Youth, News, and Democratic Engagement in the Roaring 2020s Jakob Ohme, Kim Andersen, Erik Albæk, Claes H. de Vreese
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-04-29 Moral solidarity as a news value: Rendering marginalized communities and enduring social injustice newsworthy Anita Varma
2022-04-29 Where or Nowhere? Tracking Elusive Journalistic Guidelines for Ethical Use of Location Data Brett Oppegaard & Amy Schmitz Weiss Digital Journalism
2022-04-29 Alternative Media & Mainstream Politics: The Case of Mediated Political Fusion Joshua D. Atkinson, Blessy McWan, Jewel White & Rafsanul Hoque Digital Journalism
2022-04-29 A Human-Centered Design Approach to Creating Tools to Help Journalists Monitor Digital Political Ads: Insights and Challenges Brian McKernan, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Ania Korsunska, Sarah E. Bolden, Patrícia Rossini & Jeff Hemsley Digital Journalism
2022-04-30 The Journalism in Climate Change Websites: Their Distinct Forms of Specialism, Content, and Role Perceptions James Painter, Jarkko Kangas, Risto Kunelius & Adrienne Russell Journalism Practice
2022-04-30 Manufacturing Digitalized Soft Propaganda: Practices of the Chinese Party Newspapers in the Past Decade Kaibin Xu &Yuying He Journalism Practice

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Article: Trust and Journalistic Transparency Online

Patricia Cruz



The study “Trust and Journalistic Transparency Online” by Michael Koliska from Georgetown University experimented on news consumers’ trust as brought on by transparency, and further, in the second experiment, explored the reasons for the findings in the first.

Transparency in journalism is defined as opening up the journalistic processes (production, decision making) to outsiders, i.e. making journalism more transparent. Karlsson (2010, 2020) further divides transparency into disclosure, participatory, and ambient transparency. 

Defining trust, on the other hand, in journalism has been tricky, as it has been associated with credibility. Kohring and Matthes (2007) define the four elements of trust: 1. trust in topic selectivity; 2. trust in fact selectivity; 3. trust in accuracy of descriptions, and 4. trust in journalistic assessment. 

This study recruited its participants from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) platform. There were a total of 1092 participants. They were presented with a news story about nanoparticles – a topic that was unfamiliar to most and therefore had a low risk of partisan opinions. The article was presented in six different webpages that had differing transparency items in them.

There were 11 different trust items in the first experiment. Based on the results, the hypotheses were rejected. They were H1: A a) production transparency news item and a b) producer transparency news item will be trusted more than a non-transparent item. H2: A full transparency (both production and producer transparency) news item will be trusted more than a) a non-transparent article, b) a production transparency article, and c) a producer transparency article. And H3a: A full transparency news item will be trusted more than a full transparent article that includes biased information about the producer. H3b: A producer transparency news item with neutral personal information will be trusted more than a producer transparency article with biased information.

Nevertheless, the participants agreed that the journalist was trustworthy and that they sometimes trusted the news media. On results, it was speculated that the participants did not recognize the transparency features as cognitive heuristics and did not interact much with the transparency items. 

The second experiment was similar. There were a total of 379 participants, who were not the same as in the first one. They were assigned to read the same article as in the first about nanoparticles, placed again on five different webpages with varying transparency features.  

Further on, the participants were asked to recall the transparency features (such as hyperlinks, author bio, editorial explanations etc.) and to recall specific information from the article and the transparency features. 

The participants recalled items such as the photo (84% of the ones assigned to the webpage with a photo) only 34% could correctly identify the journalist. Similarly, 53% of those who had seen an editorial explanation recalled it, but only 26% could recall a detail from it. Participants also had trouble recalling the individual transparency features they were exposed to.

It was noted that the participants had better recall on items that were part of the actual story than the ‘digitally outsourced’ transparency items. It is possible that this information is not adequately processed or they failed to acknowledge the utility of this information. 

In conclusion, it still remains unclear how the link between transparency and audience’s trust is created. The question remains on whether news consumers recognize transparency features as markers of journalistic quality.

The article “Trust and Journalistic Transparency Online” by Michael Koliska is in Journalism Studies. (open access). 

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News ideology and media storms in France and Israel

Patricia Cruz



The article “What Happens in the Eye of the Storm? News Ideology During Media Storms” by Doron Shultziner from Hadassah Academic College looked at the nexus of news ideology and media storms using two media storms to analyze the topic: the Yellow Vests Movement (2018) in France and the Occupy Movement (2011) in Israel.

Media storms are defined as events or topics that take up a substantial part of the coverage for a period of time. They typically peak after few weeks in the beginning and then begin to fade. They have been studied widely with various terms being applied to them like “media event” or “media hypes”.

In the past 15 years, there has been an increase in the amount of studies on media ideology. Measured against the hypothetical gold standard of pure objectivity, media bias can be seen when coverage varies from source to another in different weighings and so on, with professional considerations having been overtaken by ideological ones.

The ideology is often seen in framing – as in this case, left-wing media tends to frame the protests positively and right-wing negatively. This was one of the topics in this study.
There were two data sets for the study: the Israeli one and the French one. The Israeli dataset consisted of coverage from Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel Hayom, Maariv, Haaretz, Makor Rishon (a national-religious newspaper), and Yated Neeman (an ultra-religious newspaper). Israel Hayom, Makor Rishon, and Yated Neeman are right-wing, the rest are left wing.

The French dataset consisted of coverage from Le Figaro, Le Monde, Libération, and L’Obs – listed here from right to left ideologically. The articles from both datasets were coded either positive, negative, or neutral based on several criteria.

The results show that media storms are a multi-media phenomenon, affecting a number of newspapers at once. The findings also demonstrate a media bias: if professional considerations were the only thing that mattered, the coverage in left- and right-wing media would have resembled each other.

Instead, there was a trend of negative coverage in right-wing media and positive in left – and what is more, the lines of coverage moved to opposite directions, showing increased polarization. There were differences between the storms: in the Israel case the newspapers chose their sides early and there was no significant move, but in France the lines diverged as the media storm went on.

News ideology also operated through production bias mechanisms, such as sizing of articles or their placement in the newspaper (front page or somewhere else). Due to the differences of the two cases, the hypotheses regarding the decline stage of the storm were hard to assess.

The author notes that the study has implications for future research. It proposes that media storms may be high-risk events that even challenge the ideology and interests of the news organizations. As important, politically charged events become media storms, they may become political storms instead.

The article “What Happens in the Eye of the Storm? News Ideology During Media Storms” by Doron Shultziner is in International Journal of Communication. (free access).

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Covering women’s sport: My sports journalism career highlights

Patricia Cruz



There has never been a better time to work in women’s sport and for early-career sports reporters, the opportunities are endless.

Here, multimedia sports reporter Milly McEvoy shares how she has covered everything from the Olympics and Paralympics to international women’s cricket and football tournaments, only a year after finishing her sports journalism course.

In June 2021, fresh off finishing my Multimedia Sports Journalism qualification with in Manchester, I made the move down to London to join Sportsbeat as a reporter.

It feels like a lifetime ago, but what has come in between also feels like a blur – it has involved international rugby and football, the British Athletics Championships and domestic cricket and netball (and lots more) in person. 

I have also covered the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games, remotely and I have had the opportunity to interview sportspeople involved from the grassroots to the top of the game. 

On top of all that, I spent two months covering the Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. 

As I came to the end of my history degree in 2020, I already knew I wanted to be a sports journalist, but I started thinking about what form that would take. 

I quickly settled on women’s sport. 

I had always kept an eye on women’s sport, and proudly say the first sporting event I ever attended was a Women’s Euros football match in 2005, but my interest in sport came from what was easily available – and even two years ago most women’s sport wasn’t. 

2020 was a slippery slope to full-on obsession including listening to the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup final on 8 March in the early morning on the radio. 

Even across the airwaves, the sound of 86,174 people packing into the MCG showed to me that there was plenty of appetite for women’s sport, people just need to be able to see it – and read about it. 

Fast forward two years and Australia were winning another World Cup, but this time, I was there to see it with my own eyes before heading to the press conference to speak with captain Meg Lanning. 

What had led to that point at around 9pm on 3 April 2022 was two months covering one of the most exciting tournaments cricket has ever seen, and I’m luckily not yet jaded enough to have cursed having to rewrite my match reports as momentum swung wildly in several games. 

I learnt so much from covering that World Cup producing over 120 previews, reports, reaction pieces and features, but my favourite one was the last thing I did in Aotearoa, speaking with a slightly hungover Grace Harris the day after she had won the World Cup. 

Having returned to the UK, I enjoyed a full circle moment in July as I covered the Women’s Euros, and just like the 2020 T20 World Cup, I watched from afar as 87,192 fans cheered the home team to victory. 

Except, this time I was writing the match report for the Lionesses and I couldn’t get into the Wembley press box because there were so many people eager to cover women’s sports. 

It feels like England’s win will be a turning point for women’s sport, one that is long overdue, and I am excited to be part of what is to come and grateful and proud to have been a small part of what has already been. 

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