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Research of February 2022

Patricia Cruz



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


Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2022-02-01 Changing our Roots: How Having Black Hair Shapes Student Perspectives on Pursuing Careers in Broadcast Journalism Whitney Harris
Electronic News
2022-02-01 We’ve always been antagonistic: algorithmic resistances and dissidences beyond the Global North Show less
Gabriel Pereira, Bruno Moreschi, André Mintz, Giselle Beiguelman

Media International Australia
2022-02-01 Helping and Hurting on the TV Screen: Bounded Generalized Reciprocity and Interracial Group Expectations Lanier F. Holt,Morgan E. EllithorpeORCID Icon,David R. Ewoldsen & John Velez Media Psychology
2022-02-01 The Watchdog Role of Fact-Checkers in Different Media Systems Paulo FerracioliORCID Icon,Andressa Butture KniessORCID Icon & Francisco Paulo Jamil Marques Digital Journalism
2022-02-01 Shooting the Messenger: The Challenge of National Security Whistleblowing Michael F. Joseph, Michael Poznansky, and William Spaniel The University of Chicago Press Journals
2022-02-01 Pandemic politics and Africa: Examining discourses of Afrophobia in the news media Téwodros W. Workneh Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 Nigerian government and management of news and information on the coronavirus pandemic Gloria Chimeziem Ernest-Samuel, Ngozi Eje Uduma, Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 Analysing the mythologies and the ideological nuances in photographic representation of COVID-19 containment in Kenya’s newspapers Joseph N Nyanoti Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 Guardians of truth? Fact-checking the ‘disinfodemic’ in Southern Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic Admire Mare, Allen Munoriyarwa Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 Active news audience in COVID-19 pandemic season: Online news sharing motives and secondary gatekeeping decisions by social media users in Nigeria Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi ; Adeola Obafemi Mobolaji; Ridwan Abiola Kolawole Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 Media and the coronavirus pandemic in Africa Martin N Ndlela Journal of African Media Studies
2022-02-01 The effect of media populism on racist discourse in New Zealand Elena Maydell, Keith Tuffin & Eleanor Brittain Critical Discourse Studies
2022-02-03 Dynamics of Networked Framing: Automated Frame Analysis of Government Media and the Public on Weibo With Pandemic Big Data Xinyan Zhao, Xiaohui Wang
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-02-03 Black feminist and digital media studies in Britain keisha bruce, Rianna Walcott, Kui Kihoro Mackay, Krys Osei, temi lasade-anderson & Francesca Sobande Feminist Media Studies
2022-02-03 Single parenthood, the non-residential parent and co-parenting in Swedish Daily News Disa Bergnehr & Helena Wahlström Henriksson Feminist Media Studies
2022-02-03 Fake-News Network Model: A Conceptual Framework for Strategic Communication to Deal with Fake News Mohammad Ali International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-02-03 Fact-Checking Misinformation: Eight Notes on Consensus Reality Otávio Vinhas & Marco Bastos Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 “In the Beginning Were the Data”: Economic Journalism as/and Data Journalism Ángel Arrese Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 Mediatized Voices of Science: News Media Narratives of Science and Populism in the Philippines Jefferson Lyndon D. Ragragio Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 Remodeling the Hierarchy: An Organization-Centric Model of Influence for Media Sociology Research Patrick Ferrucci & Timothy Kuhn Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 Who Leaves Malicious Comments on Online News? An Empirical Study in Korea Hyunmi Baek, Moonkyoung Jang & Seongcheol Kim Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 What’s Positive in a Pandemic? Journalism Professionals’ Perspectives on Constructive Approaches to COVID-19 News Reporting Natasha van Antwerpen, Deborah Turnbull & Rachel A. Searston Journalism Studies
2022-02-03 Radio on demand: New habits of consuming radio content Tal Laor
Global Media and Communication
2022-02-04 “The New Sheriffs in Town”! Newspapers Visibility of Kenya’s First County Governors Jimmy Ochieng & Kioko Ireri African Journalism Studies
2022-02-04 Antecedents of Political Consumerism: Modeling Online, Social Media and WhatsApp News Use Effects Through Political Expression and Political Discussion Zicheng Cheng, Bingbing Zhang, Homero Gil de Zúñiga
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-04 Protecting the community: How digital media promotes safer behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic in authoritarian communities—a case study of the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel Baruch Shomron, Yossi David New Media & Society
2022-02-04 Messiness in photography, war and transitions to peace: Revisiting Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace Rasmus Bellmer, Frank Möller Media, War & Conflict
2022-02-04 The role of social psychological processes in journalist’s war and peace journalism attitudes Huri Yontucu, Shenel Husnu, Metin Ersoy
International Communication Gazette
2022-02-04 The Completely True Story of the Fraudulent Ethiopian Princess: Racial Stereotypes and Journalistic Conventions in the Framing of a Media Hoax Fred Carroll American Journalism
2022-02-04 On Media Moguls and Racist Tropes Vicki Mayer, Alice Pavanello
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2022-02-04 Oriental Irritants and Occidental Aspirants: Immigrant Portrayals in Hearst Magazines, 1905–1945 Bryan Denham
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2022-02-04 Immigration News and Antique Legends in Journalism History Melita M. Garza
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2022-02-05 Media users as allies: personality predictors of dominant group members’ support for racial and sexual diversity in entertainment media Rebecca (Riva) Tukachinsky ForsterORCID Icon,Caitlin Neuville,Sixtine Foucaut,Sara Morgan,Angela Poerschke & Andrea Torres The Communication Review
2022-02-07 Two nations in three worlds? Images of the US and China in ethnic, homeland, and host media Mingxiao Sui
Global Media and Communication
2022-02-07 The Dynamics of Influence on Press Freedom in Different Media Systems: A Comparative Study Theodora A. Maniou Journalism Practice
2022-02-07 You Can’t Handle the Lies!: Exploring the Role of Gamson Hypothesis in Explaining Third-Person Perceptions of Being Fooled by Fake News and Fake News Sharing Taeyoung Lee, Thomas J. Johnson & Heloisa Sturm Wilkerson Mass Communication and Society
2022-02-07 Learning Communication Channel Selection Lessons From The Earthquake In Bahía De Caráquez, Ecuador, 2016 Cristina Valderrama-Martínez, Benjamin R. Bates & Mario J. Grijalva Southern Communication Journal
2022-02-07 Dynamics of Rater Differences in Assessing the Age Appropriateness of Media Content: A Multilevel Moderated Mediation Analysis Guangchao Charles Feng & Shan Zhu Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-02-07 Do We Know Politicians’ True Selves From the Media? Exploring the Relationship Between Political Media Exposure and Perceived Political Authenticity Simon M. Luebke, Ines Engelmann
Social Media + Society
2022-02-07 Partisan Enclaves and Information Bazaars: Mapping Selective Exposure to Online News Matthew Tyler, Justin Grimmer, and Shanto Iyengar The University of Chicago Press Journals
2022-02-08 Benefits of Diverse News Recommendations for Democracy: A User Study Lucien Heitz, Juliane A. Lischka, Alena Birrer, Bibek Paudel, Suzanne Tolmeijer, Laura Laugwitz & Abraham Bernstein Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 The Boy, Who Wanted Broccoli: Alternative News and Acts of Citizenship within New Mediascapes Mette Marie Roslyng & Bolette B. Blaagaard Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 Fact-Checking and Audience Engagement: A Study of Content Analysis and Audience Behavioral Data of Fact-Checking Coverage from News Media Hyun Suk Kim, Yoo Ji Suh, Eun-mee Kim, Eunryung Chong, Hwajung Hong, Boyoung Song, Yena Ko &Ji Soo Choi Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 I Knew It, the World is Falling Apart! Combatting a Confirmatory Negativity Bias in Audiences’ News Selection Through News Media Literacy Interventions Toni G. L. A. van der Meer & Michael Hameleers Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 Effects of A High-Person-Centered Response to Commenters Who Disagree on Readers’ Positive Attitudes toward A News Outlet’s Facebook Page Gina M. Masullo, Marc Ziegele, Martin J. Riedl, Pablo Jost & Teresa K. Naab Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 We’re in This Together: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach for News Recommenders Annelien Smets, Jonathan Hendrickx & Pieter Ballon Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 Do More with Less: Minimizing Competitive Tensions in Collaborative Local Journalism Joy Jenkins & Lucas Graves Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 Digital Infrastructures of COVID-19 Misinformation: A New Conceptual and Analytical Perspective on Fact-Checking Ida Anthonj Nissen,Jessica Gabriele Walter, Marina Charquero-Ballester & Anja Bechmann Digital Journalism
2022-02-08 Asian Newsrooms in Transition: A Study of Data Journalism Forms and Functions in Singapore’s State-Mediated Press System Shangyuan Wu Journalism Studies
2022-02-08 How Investigative Journalists Around the World Adopt Innovative Digital Practices Jessica Kunert, Jannis Frech, Michael Brüggemann, Volker Lilienthal & Wiebke Loosen Journalism Studies
2022-02-08 Recommended for You: How Newspapers Normalise Algorithmic News Recommendation to Fit Their Gatekeeping Role Lynge Asbjørn Møller Journalism Studies
2022-02-08 News Agenda in European Minority Language Online Media: Balanced Coverage, Limited World Iñaki Zabaleta, Maria Gorosarri & Tania Arriaga Journalism Studies
2022-02-09 “More of a Training Film”: Watching Fictional Outbreak Narratives during the Covid-19 Pandemic Amanda Nell Edgar, Aaron M. Dechant &Catherine Eakin Southern Communication Journal
2022-02-09 “Playing” in the Eyes of the Ferret Team: Examining the Use of Surveillance Strategies by Zimbabwean Journalists Lungile A. Tshuma,Mbongeni J. Msimanga & Makhosi N. Sibanda African Journalism Studies
2022-02-09 Bad Impressions: How Journalists as “Storytellers” Diminish Public Confidence in Media Brian Calfano,Jeffrey Layne Blevins &Alexis Straka Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-02-09 Bilchiinsi philosophy: decolonizing methodologies in media studies Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed Review of Communication
2022-02-10 News Story Credibility and the Impact of Dominant News Frames on Attitudes toward Refugees: Are Young People More Receptive to News than Adults? Marlies Debrael, Willem Joris, Leen d’Haenens
European Journal of Communication
2022-02-10 News Story Credibility and the Impact of Dominant News Frames on Attitudes toward Refugees: Are Young People More Receptive to News than Adults? Marlies Debrael, Willem Joris, Leen d’Haenens
European Journal of Communication
2022-02-10 On Moderate and Radical Government Whistleblowing: Edward Snowden and Julian Assange as Theorists of Whistleblowing Ethics Patrick D. Anderson Journal of Media Ethics
2022-02-11 Understanding Multidimensionality of Muslim Women’s Experiences of Sexual Violence Through the News Coverage of the Bilkis Banu Gang Rape Case in India Deepa Fadnis Journalism Practice
2022-02-11 Routine and Individual-Level Influences on Newspaper Front-Page Images: Wire Photographs, Staff Photojournalism, Race and Gender Kyser Lough &Tara Marie Mortensen Journalism Practice
2022-02-11 To Nudge or Not to Nudge: News Recommendation as a Tool to Achieve Online Media Pluralism Judith Vermeulen Digital Journalism
2022-02-11 Insurgent-Generated Content and Framing of “The New Internationalist Commune” of Rojava Buket Oztas, Marta N. Lukacovic International Journal of Communication
2022-02-11 News Won’t Find Me? Exploring Inequalities in Social Media News Use With Tracking Data Lisa Merten, Nadia Metoui, Mykola Makhortykh, Damian Trilling, Judith Moeller International Journal of Communication
2022-02-11 All News Is Not the Same: Divergent Effects of News Platforms on Civic and Political Participation Nuri Kim, Andrew Duffy, Edson C. Tandoc, Jr., Rich Ling International Journal of Communication
2022-02-11 Whom to trust? Media exposure patterns of citizens with perceptions of misinformation and disinformation related to the news media Michael Hameleers, Anna Brosius, Claes H de Vreese
European Journal of Communication
2022-02-11 A Pandemic Retrospective Daniela Dimitrova
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-02-11 Screenertia: Understanding “Stickiness” of Media Through Temporal Changes in Screen Use Miriam Brinberg, Nilam Ram, Jinping Wang, S. Shyam Sundar, James J. Cummings, Leo Yeykelis, Byron Reeves
Communication Research
2022-02-11 Whom to trust? Media exposure patterns of citizens with perceptions of misinformation and disinformation related to the news media Michael Hameleers, Anna Brosius, Claes H de Vreese
European Journal of Communication
2022-02-12 Screenertia: Understanding “Stickiness” of Media Through Temporal Changes in Screen Use Miriam Brinberg, Nilam Ram, Jinping Wang, S. Shyam Sundar, James J. Cummings, Leo Yeykelis, Byron Reeves
Communication Research
2022-02-13 Reproductive rights, othered women, and the making of feminist documentary in Latin America Lorena Cervera Ferrer Feminist Media Studies
2022-02-13 A Country Comparative Analysis of International Print Media’s Framing of the COVID-19 Pandemic Shumaila J. Bhatti, Paul P. Billinson, Lauren A. Cornell, Ashmita Das, Courtney Gammon, Lauren O. Kelly, Jeongwon Yang, Silje Kristiansen International Journal of Communication
2022-02-13 A ‘New Arms Race’? Framing China and the U.S.A. in A.I. News Reporting a Comparative Analysis of the Washington Post and South China Morning Post Dennis Nguyen, PhD, Erik Hekman Global Media and China
2022-02-13 What is News? A Young Peoples’ Perspective in Kenya Edwin Tallam African Journalism Studies
2022-02-14 Touch in Disaster Reporting: Television Coverage before Hurricane Maria Bruno Takahashi, Qucheng Zhang , Manuel Chavez & Yadira Nieves-Pizarro Journalism Studies
2022-02-14 Gender-Related Differences in Online Comment Sections: Findings From a Large-Scale Content Analysis of Commenting Behavior Constanze Küchler, Anke Stoll, Marc Ziegele, Teresa K. Naab
Social Science Computer Review
2022-02-14 “A heart-wrenching thing”: Analyzing newspaper narratives of pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic Stefanie Davis Kempton, Carlina DiRusso
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-02-15 Digital Sustainability: Assessing U.S. Newspapers’ Online Readership with the Multidimensional Attention Model Nan Zheng,Hsiang Iris Chyi,Yee Man Margaret Ng &Kelly Kaufhold International Journal on Media Management
2022-02-15 Comparing Risks to Journalism: Media Criticism in the Digital Hate David Cheruiyot Digital Journalism
2022-02-15 Fighting Fire With Fire? Relegitimizing Strategies for Media Institutions Faced With Unwarranted “Fake News” Accusations Ric Neo
Social Media + Society
2022-02-15 Generating more inclusive media memory: the limits and possibilities of news archives Jill A Edy, Jasmine T Austin
Media, Culture & Society
2022-02-15 Interactive Documentary Filmmaking and Student Engagement With Community Andrew Sharma, Edward Robeck, Ruchi Jaggi, Mithunchandra Chaudhari, Sushobhan Patankar, Gagan Prakash
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
2022-02-15 Between Personal and Public Interest: How Algorithmic News Recommendation Reconciles with Journalism as an Ideology Lynge Asbjørn Møller Digital Journalism
2022-02-15 Invisible Friend or Foe?How Journalists Use and Perceive Algorithmic-Driven Tools in Their Research Process Yael de Haan, Eric van den Berg, Nele Goutier, Sanne Kruikemeier & Sophie Lecheler Digital Journalism
2022-02-15 Automatic Coding Mechanisms for Open-Ended Questions in Journalism Surveys: An Application Guide Rukun Zhang, Jiankun Gong, Siyuan Ma, Amira Firdaus & Jinghong Xu Digital Journalism
2022-02-15 Digital News Business Models in the Age of Industry 4.0 Digital Brazilian News Players Find in Technology New Ways to Bring Revenue and Competitive Advantage Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos, Lucia Mesquita, João Guilherme de Melo Peixoto & Isadora Camargo Digital Journalism
2022-02-15 (Not) Environmental Media Crystal Chokshi Canadian Journal of Communication
2022-02-15 Political Cartoon Representations of Freedom of Information in Canada Kevin Walby, Sanjam Panag Canadian Journal of Communication
2022-02-15 Evolution of a Government Photo Op: The Media Tradition of a Canadian Finance Minister’s New Budget Shoes Alex Marland, Mary Francoli Canadian Journal of Communication
2022-02-15 Generating more inclusive media memory: the limits and possibilities of news archives Jill A Edy, Jasmine T Austin
Media, Culture & Society
2022-02-16 Editorial: Digital Journalism Studies, Its Core and Periphery Kristy Hess, Edson Tandoc Jnr & Oscar Westlund Digital Journalism
2022-02-16 Advancing a Radical Audience Turn in Journalism. Fundamental Dilemmas for Journalism Studies Joëlle Swart, Tim Groot Kormelink, Irene Costera Meijer & Marcel Broersma Digital Journalism
2022-02-17 Competing or Complimentary Actors in the Journalistic Field? An Analysis of the Mediation of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Mainstream and Peripheral Content Creators in Zimbabwe Wishes Tendayi Mututwa & Admire Mare African Journalism Studies
2022-02-17 Exploring Trust/Mistrust in Journalistic Practice: An Actor-network Analysis of a Kenyan Newsroom Wambui Wamunyu African Journalism Studies
2022-02-17 Bridging the Gap Between Education and Practice: A Qualitative Study of Media Managers Todd A. Holmes, Jenna Grzeslo, Anna Aupperle
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
2022-02-17 Mass Media Deploying Digital Personalization: An Empirical Investigation Claudia Loebbecke,Franziska Oberschulte &Irina Boboschko International Journal on Media Management
2022-02-17 Facebook Live is not “liked”: Construction of liveness and the reception of video livestreaming Asta Zelenkauskaite, Greg Loring-Albright
New Media & Society
2022-02-18 Shifting journalistic paradigm in post-2019 Hong Kong: The state–society relationship and the press Chi Kit Chan Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-02-18 Correcting Sample Selection Bias of Historical Digital Trace Data: Inverse Probability Weighting (IPW) and Type II Tobit Model Chankyung Pak, Kelley Cotter & Kjerstin Thorson Communication Methods and Measures
2022-02-18 When love wins: Framing analysis of the Indian media’s coverage of Section 377, decriminalization of same-sex relationships Newly Paul
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-02-18 Framing Syrian refugees: Examining news framing effects on attitudes toward refugee admissions and anti-immigrant sentiment Juan Liu
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-02-18 Harassment of Journalists and Its Aftermath: Anti-Press Violence, Psychological Suffering, and an Internal Chilling Effect Changwook Kim & Wooyeol Shin Digital Journalism
2022-02-18 Frames and Marginalisation of Counter-hegemonic Voices: Media Representation of the Land Debate in South Africa Mandla J. Radebe & Sarah H. Chiumbu African Journalism Studies
2022-02-19 Gender-Sensitive Reporting Principles: A Content Analysis of Violence Against Women and Girls in Indonesian Mainstream Newspaper Coverage Iwan Awaluddin Yusuf Journalism Practice
2022-02-19 Selective Exposure and Exemplification within Sports Highlights R. Glenn Cummins & Dustin Hahn Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-02-21 The Rise of Peripheral Actors in Media Regulation in South Africa: An Entry of Social Media Mob(s) Rofhiwa Felicia Mukhudwana African Journalism Studies
2022-02-21 Making African Suffering Legible: Co-Constructing Narrative of the Darfur Atrocities j Siguru Wahutu
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-21 Ideology Matters: The Influence of Competing Message Framings on Public Attitudes toward Humanitarian Interventions Qihao Ji, Juris Pupcenoks
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-21 Journalism with the voice of authority: The emergence of interpretive reporting at The NEW YORK Times, 1919–1931 Kevin L Stoker
2022-02-21 Ideology Matters: The Influence of Competing Message Framings on Public Attitudes toward Humanitarian Interventions Qihao Ji, Juris Pupcenoks
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-21 Introduction to Global Media and China’s Special Issue on COVID-19 Lars Willnat, Zixue Tai
Global Media and China
2022-02-21 Selectively localized: Temporal and visual structure of smartphone screen activity across media environments Daniel Muise, Yingdan Lu, Jennifer Pan, Byron Reeves Mobile Media & Communication
2022-02-21 Gender on the agenda: Media framing of women and women of color in the 2020 U.S. presidential election Stephanie Gibbons Newspaper Research Journal
2022-02-22 The paperboys of Russian messaging: RT/Sputnik audiences as vehicles for malign information influence Charlotte Wagnsson Information, Communication & Society
2022-02-22 The Psychological Empowerment Potential of Solutions Journalism: Perspectives from Pandemic News Users in the UK Xin Zhao, Daniel Jackson& An Nguyen Journalism Studies
2022-02-23 Windows Towards the West: Exploring the Emergence of Popular Magazines in Yugoslavia in the 1960s and Early 1970s Dunja Majstorović
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2022-02-23 Disinformation Sharing Thrives with Fear of Missing Out among Low Cognitive News Users: A Cross-national Examination of Intentional Sharing of Deep Fakes Saifuddin Ahmed Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-02-23 The selective foregrounding of social structures in factual welfare television: a multimodal analysis John Scott Daly Social Semiotics
2022-02-23 The Practice of Citizen Journalism at Kibera News Network Job Mwaura African Journalism Studies
2022-02-24 Blurring Boundaries Between Journalists and Tiktokers: Journalistic Role Performance on TikTok María-Cruz Negreira-Rey, Jorge Vázquez-Herrero, Xosé López-García Media and Communication
2022-02-24 Corrigendum to Low on trust, high on use: Datafied media, trust and everyday life Correction
Big Data & Society
2022-02-24 Digital togetherness as everyday resistance: The use of new media in addressing work exploitation in rural areas Yao-Tai Li
New Media & Society
2022-02-24 Amplifying Counter-Public Spheres on Social Media: News Sharing of Alternative Versus Traditional Media After the 2019 Chilean Uprising Juan Pablo Luna, Sergio Toro, Sebastián Valenzuela
Social Media + Society
2022-02-25 Towards a Journalism for Justice: A Normative Overture Phillip Santos & Khulekani Ndlovu African Journalism Studies
2022-02-25 News in the Digital Age: A Case Study of CITE as a Digital Public Sphere in Zimbabwe Nqobile T. Ndzinisa, Carolyne M. Lunga & Mphathisi Ndlovu African Journalism Studies
2022-02-25 Race and Local Television News: The Emergence of Black Journalists in New Orleans Bala James Baptiste American Journalism
2022-02-25 Taking sides: Translators and journalists in the Spanish civil war Marcos Rodríguez-Espinosa
2022-02-25 Is the Pandemic a Boon or a Bane? News Media Coverage of COVID-19 in China Daily Jiankun Gong & Amira Firdaus Journalism Practice
2022-02-25 The Role of Media Use and Misinformation Perceptions in Optimistic Bias and Third-person Perceptions in Times of High Media Dependency: Evidence from Four Countries in the First Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic Toni G. L. A. van der Meer, Anna Brosius & Michael Hameleers Mass Communication and Society
2022-02-26 Mainstream News Media’s Engagement with Friedrich Engels’s Concept of Social Murder Piara Govender, Stella Medvedyuk, Dennis Raphael Triple C
2022-02-26 Understanding and Attenuating Overreported TV News Exposure: Testing Anonymity, Self-Affirmation, and Cognitive Survey Manipulations Danit Shalev &Yariv Tsfati Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-02-26 Tearing Us Apart? Muslims’ Attitudes Toward the Majority Population in Response to Differentiated Versus Undifferentiated News About Terror Desirée Schmuck, Jörg Matthes, Christian von Sikorski, Mona Rahmanian, Beril Bulat International Journal of Communication
2022-02-26 Corruption in the Limelight: The Relative Influence of Traditional Mainstream and Social Media on Political Trust in Nigeria Oladipupo Abdulahi Akinola, Bahiyah Omar, Lambe Kayode Mustapha International Journal of Communication
2022-02-27 Ideological manipulation in political news translation: An actor-network perspective Ali Jalalian Daghigh
2022-02-27 On the [translated] record: Journalistic translation and creative agency in India’s multilingual reporting Alicia V. Wright
2022-02-27 Ideological manipulation in political news translation: An actor-network perspective Ali Jalalian Daghigh
2022-02-27 “Stick to Sports”: Evidence from Sports Media on the Origins and Consequences of Newly Politicized Attitudes Erik Peterson &Manuela Muñoz Political Communication
2022-02-28 Appropriating media coverage of protests: A framing analysis of the ‘Save Akamas’ campaign in national news Tao Papaioannou
European Journal of Communication
2022-02-28 Playing Both Sides: Russian State-Backed Media Coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Samantha Bradshaw, Renée DiResta, Carly Miller
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-28 Judging Value in a Time of Information Cacophony: Young Adults, Social media, and the Messiness of do-it-Yourself Expertise Kelley Cotter, Kjerstin Thorson
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-02-28 The accountability of assessments in news interviews Abdulrahman Alroumi, El Mustapha Lahlali
Discourse & Communication
2022-02-28 Government failure or irresponsible residents? Framing Detroit’s water shutoffs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic Kelsey Mesmer, Darryl Frazier, Scott Burgess
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-02-28 Cognitive, Emotional and Excitative Responses to Satirical News Ellen Droog, Christian Burgers & David L. Mann Mass Communication and Society

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Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: Overcoming Fear and Becoming a Confident Speaker

Julio Ferguson



Public speaking is a valuable skill that can open doors to personal and professional success. However, for many, the thought of speaking in front of an audience can be anxiety-inducing. The good news is that with practice and the right techniques, anyone can become a confident and effective public speaker. In this guide, we will explore how to overcome the fear of public speaking and develop the skills needed to master this art.

Understanding the Fear of Public Speaking

Public speaking anxiety, often called glossophobia, is a common fear. It can manifest as nervousness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, or even full-blown panic attacks. Understanding the root causes of this fear is the first step toward overcoming it:

1. Fear of Judgment: Many people worry about how they will be perceived by their audience, fearing judgment or criticism.

2. Lack of Confidence: A lack of confidence in one’s speaking abilities can contribute to anxiety.

3. Perfectionism: Setting unrealistically high standards for oneself can lead to performance anxiety.

4. Past Negative Experiences: A negative past speaking experience can create a fear of repeating that failure.

5. Uncertainty: Not knowing the audience or feeling unprepared can intensify anxiety.

Developing Confidence in Public Speaking

1. Prepare Thoroughly

The more you know your topic, the more confident you’ll feel. Research your subject thoroughly, organize your thoughts, and create a well-structured outline or presentation.

2. Practice, Practice, Practice

Practice your speech multiple times. Rehearse in front of a mirror, record yourself, or present to a trusted friend or family member for feedback.

3. Visualize Success

Mental rehearsal can be a powerful tool. Visualize yourself confidently delivering your speech, receiving positive feedback, and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

4. Control Your Breathing

Deep, slow breaths can calm your nerves. Practice deep breathing exercises before and during your speech to help manage anxiety.

5. Start Small

Build your confidence gradually by speaking in front of smaller, more supportive groups before tackling larger audiences.

6. Focus on Your Message, Not Yourself

Shift your focus from self-doubt to your message and the value you are providing to your audience. Concentrate on how your message can benefit them.

7. Engage with Your Audience

Interact with your audience by making eye contact, asking questions, and encouraging participation. This creates a more engaging and less intimidating atmosphere.

8. Use Visual Aids Wisely

Visual aids, such as slides or props, can enhance your presentation. However, use them sparingly and ensure they complement your message rather than distract from it.

9. Embrace Imperfections

Accept that nobody is perfect, and even experienced speakers make mistakes. Embrace any slip-ups with humor or grace, and keep going.

10. Seek Professional Training

Consider enrolling in a public speaking course or working with a speaking coach to improve your skills and confidence.

Managing Nervousness

Even with preparation and practice, nervousness before speaking is natural. Here are some strategies to manage it:

1. Arrive Early: Arriving early allows you to familiarize yourself with the venue and test any equipment.

2. Use Relaxation Techniques: Deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation can help calm your nerves.

3. Stay Hydrated: Drink water to prevent a dry mouth, which is a common physical manifestation of anxiety.

4. Avoid Caffeine: Limit caffeine intake on the day of your speech, as it can exacerbate nervousness.

5. Focus on Your Message: Keep your attention on the content and value of your speech, rather than your anxiety.

6. Use Positive Self-Talk: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations to boost your confidence.

Continued Improvement

Becoming a confident public speaker is an ongoing process. Here are some tips for continued improvement:

1. Record Your Speeches: Recording your speeches allows you to review your performance and identify areas for improvement.

2. Seek Feedback: Encourage constructive feedback from peers or mentors to refine your speaking skills.

3. Set Speaking Goals: Continuously challenge yourself by setting goals for speaking engagements or skill development.

4. Join a Toastmasters Club: Toastmasters International is a renowned organization that helps individuals improve their public speaking skills through practice and feedback.

In Conclusion

Public speaking is a skill that can be mastered with time and effort. By understanding the root causes of your fear, preparing thoroughly, practicing regularly, and implementing confidence-boosting techniques, you can become a confident and effective public speaker. Remember that it’s normal to feel nervous, but with the right strategies and mindset, you can turn that nervous energy into a powerful tool for engaging and inspiring your audience.

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The Power of Affirmations: Using Positive Affirmations to Boost Self-Esteem

Julio Ferguson




Self-esteem plays a vital role in our overall well-being and success in life. It influences how we perceive ourselves, how we handle challenges, and the quality of our relationships. Low self-esteem can lead to self-doubt, anxiety, and missed opportunities, while high self-esteem can empower us to pursue our dreams with confidence. One effective tool for improving self-esteem is the use of positive affirmations. In this article, we will explore the power of affirmations and how they can be employed to boost self-esteem.

Understanding Self-Esteem

Before delving into the world of affirmations, it’s essential to understand what self-esteem is. Self-esteem is the subjective evaluation of one’s worth, which can either be positive (high self-esteem) or negative (low self-esteem). High self-esteem is associated with self-confidence, resilience, and a positive outlook on life. On the other hand, low self-esteem can lead to self-criticism, fear of failure, and a lack of self-belief.

What Are Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that are consciously repeated to instill specific beliefs or thoughts into the mind. They are designed to challenge and overcome negative self-talk and replace it with more constructive, empowering beliefs. Affirmations can be used for various purposes, but in the context of self-esteem, they are tailored to boost self-worth and confidence.

The Science Behind Affirmations

The effectiveness of affirmations is rooted in psychological principles. When we repeat positive affirmations, we engage in a process known as self-affirmation theory. This theory suggests that individuals are motivated to protect their self-concept and self-integrity. Affirmations allow us to reinforce positive aspects of our identity, making it easier to dismiss negative thoughts and self-doubt.

Research also shows that affirmations can have a significant impact on our brain. Repeating affirmations can lead to increased activity in areas of the brain associated with self-processing and self-worth. This means that affirmations can literally change the way we think about ourselves.

How to Create Effective Affirmations

Not all affirmations are equally effective. To harness the power of affirmations for boosting self-esteem, consider the following tips when creating your own:

  1. Be Positive and Present: Affirmations should be stated in the present tense and be positive. For example, say, “I am confident and capable,” rather than, “I will be confident and capable.”
  2. Make Them Specific: Address the specific areas of self-esteem that you want to improve. If you struggle with self-worth, use affirmations like, “I am worthy of love and respect.”
  3. Use the First Person: Phrase affirmations in the first person to personalize them. Say, “I am” or “I have” instead of “You are” or “You have.”
  4. Keep Them Realistic: While affirmations are meant to be positive, they should also be grounded in reality. Avoid affirmations that are too far from your current beliefs, as they may feel disingenuous.
  5. Repeat Regularly: Consistency is key. Repeating affirmations daily, preferably in the morning and evening, can reinforce the positive beliefs you’re trying to instill.

Incorporating Affirmations into Your Daily Routine

Now that you know how to create effective affirmations, it’s crucial to incorporate them into your daily routine. Here are some strategies for doing so:

  1. Morning Ritual: Start your day with a set of affirmations that boost your self-esteem. This can set a positive tone for the day ahead.
  2. Visual Aids: Write down your affirmations on sticky notes or create a vision board with images and phrases that represent your goals and positive self-beliefs.
  3. Mobile Apps: There are several mobile apps designed to help you practice affirmations daily. These apps can send reminders and track your progress.
  4. Journaling: Incorporate affirmations into your journaling practice. Reflect on your affirmations and your progress regularly.

The Transformational Impact of Affirmations

As you integrate affirmations into your daily life, you’ll likely start noticing positive changes in your self-esteem. Over time, you may experience:

  • Increased Confidence: Affirmations can bolster your self-confidence, helping you tackle challenges and take risks.
  • Reduced Self-Doubt: Negative self-talk can be replaced with affirmations, reducing self-doubt and anxiety.
  • Improved Relationships: Higher self-esteem often leads to healthier relationships, as you value and respect yourself more, which encourages others to do the same.
  • Enhanced Resilience: With a stronger sense of self-worth, you’ll become more resilient in the face of adversity.


The power of affirmations in boosting self-esteem is well-documented and accessible to anyone willing to embrace this practice. By understanding the psychology behind affirmations, crafting effective statements, and incorporating them into your daily routine, you can embark on a transformative journey towards higher self-esteem. With consistent effort and a positive mindset, you can rewrite the script of your self-concept and realize your full potential. Remember, you are worthy of love, success, and all the positive experiences life has to offer.

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Crafting Your Personal Mission Statement: Defining Your Life’s Purpose and Goals

Julio Ferguson



A personal mission statement is a powerful tool for clarifying your life’s purpose, values, and long-term goals. It serves as a guiding compass that helps you make decisions, set priorities, and stay focused on what truly matters to you. In this guide, we will explore the importance of creating a personal mission statement and provide practical steps to craft one that reflects your aspirations and values.

Why Create a Personal Mission Statement?

A personal mission statement is like a roadmap for your life. Here’s why it’s worth investing time and effort into crafting one:

1. Clarity and Focus

A mission statement helps you define your purpose and what you want to achieve in life. It provides clarity and direction, allowing you to make decisions that align with your values and goals.

2. Goal Setting

It serves as a foundation for setting meaningful, achievable goals. Your mission statement can guide you in setting both short-term and long-term objectives that are in line with your life’s purpose.

3. Motivation

A well-crafted mission statement can serve as a source of motivation and inspiration during challenging times. It reminds you of your core values and why you’re pursuing your goals.

4. Alignment with Values

It helps you live a life that is in alignment with your values. Your mission statement acts as a filter, helping you prioritize activities, relationships, and opportunities that resonate with your beliefs.

5. Resilience

In times of adversity, your personal mission statement can provide resilience and determination. It reminds you of the bigger picture and encourages perseverance.

Steps to Craft Your Personal Mission Statement

Creating a personal mission statement is a reflective process that requires introspection and thoughtful consideration. Follow these steps to craft your own:

1. Self-Reflection

Take time to reflect on your life, values, and beliefs. Consider the following questions:

  • What are my core values?
  • What activities bring me the most joy and fulfillment?
  • What do I want to achieve in my lifetime?
  • What impact do I want to have on the world or my community?
  • What legacy do I want to leave behind?

2. Define Your Purpose

Based on your reflections, write a concise statement that defines your life’s purpose. This should be a single sentence that captures the essence of what you want to achieve or contribute to the world.

3. Identify Your Values

List your core values. These are the principles and beliefs that guide your decisions and actions. Examples of values include integrity, compassion, creativity, and perseverance.

4. Set Goals

Identify specific, measurable goals that align with your purpose and values. These goals should reflect both short-term and long-term aspirations. Consider goals related to your career, personal development, relationships, and contributions to society.

5. Draft Your Mission Statement

Now, combine your purpose, values, and goals into a concise mission statement. Your mission statement should be clear, inspiring, and true to who you are. Here’s a basic structure to follow:

“I am [your name], and my mission is to [your purpose], guided by my core values of [list your values]. I will achieve this by [briefly describe how you will work toward your goals]. My mission is to [desired impact or legacy].”

6. Refine and Revise

Crafting a mission statement is an iterative process. Write a draft, reflect on it, and revise as needed. Seek feedback from trusted friends or mentors who know you well to ensure your statement accurately reflects your aspirations.

7. Live Your Mission

Once you have a final mission statement, use it as a daily guide. Make choices and set priorities that align with your mission. Periodically revisit your statement to ensure it remains relevant as your life evolves.

Examples of Personal Mission Statements

Here are a few examples of personal mission statements for inspiration:

  • “I am [your name], and my mission is to inspire others through creativity and innovation, guided by my core values of integrity, collaboration, and perseverance. I will achieve this by continuously learning, sharing my knowledge, and creating meaningful art that impacts people’s lives positively. My mission is to leave a legacy of creativity that sparks inspiration in others.”
  • “I am [your name], and my mission is to promote health and well-being in my community, guided by my core values of compassion, empathy, and service. I will achieve this by pursuing a career in healthcare, volunteering at local organizations, and educating others about healthy living. My mission is to make a positive impact on the health and happiness of those around me.”
  • “I am [your name], and my mission is to foster a world where every child has access to quality education, guided by my core values of equality, education, and empowerment. I will achieve this by working in the field of education, volunteering with organizations that support children’s education, and advocating for policy changes that improve access to education. My mission is to leave a legacy of knowledge and empowerment.”

In Conclusion

Crafting a personal mission statement is a transformative process that can bring clarity, purpose, and fulfillment to your life. It serves as a roadmap for your journey, guiding your decisions and actions in alignment with your values and goals. Take the time to reflect on what truly matters to you, define your purpose, and create a mission statement that inspires you to live a meaningful and purpose-driven life.

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