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Research of January 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
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Commissioning and Independent Television Production: Power, Risk, and Creativity Anna Zoellner International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Fragility and Empowerment: Community Television in the Digital Era Andrew Ó Baoill, Salvatore Scifo International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| The “Netflix Tax”: An Analysis of Investment Obligations for On-Demand Audiovisual Services in the European Union Catalina Iordache, Tim Raats, Karen Donders International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Public Service Broadcasting in the Online Television Environment: The Case for PSB VoD Players and the Role of Policy Focusing on the BBC iPlayer Maria Michalis International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Which Is to Be Master? Competition Law or Regulation in Platform Markets Natascha Just International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| The Success of Spanish Series on Traditional Television and SVoD Platforms: From El Ministerio del Tiempo to La Casa de Papel Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Celina Navarro International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Denaturalizing Digital Platforms: Is Mass Individualization Here to Stay? Robin Mansell, W. Edward Steinmueller International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe| Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe — Introduction Karen Arriaza Ibarra International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 What to Expect? The Role of Media Technologies in Refugees’ Resettlement Heike Graf International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Convergence and Divergence: The Evolution of Climate Change Frames Within and Across Public Events Yingying Chen, Kjerstin Thorson, John Lavaccare International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 TV Inside the Psychiatric Hospital: Patient Experiences Kjersti Blehr Lånkan, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Bolsonaro and the Far Right: How Disinformation About COVID-19 Circulates on Facebook in Brazil Raquel Recuero, Felipe Bonow Soares, Otávio Vinhas, Taiane Volcan, Luís Ricardo Goulart Hüttner, Victória Silva International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 ISIS Media and Troop Withdrawal Announcements: Visualizing Community and Resilience Ayse Deniz Lokmanoglu, Carol K. Winkler, Kayla McMinimy, Monerah Almahmoud International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 A Stronghold of Climate Change Denialism in Germany: Case Study of the Output and Press Representation of the Think Tank EIKE Jose A. Moreno, Mira Kinn, Marta Narberhaus International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 AMA y No Olvida Collectivizing Memory Against Impunity: Transmedia Memory Practices, Modular Visibility, and Activist Participatory Design in Nicaragua Emilia Yang Rappaccioli International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 Nationalizing Truth: Digital Practices and Influences of State-Affiliated Media in a Time of Global Pandemic and Geopolitical Decoupling Weiai Wayne Xu, Rui Wang International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 From Ignorance to Distrust: The Public “Discovery” of COVID-19 Around International Women’s Day in Spain Marta Martín-Llaguno, María Teresa Ballestar, Miguel Cuerdo-Mir, Jorge Sainz International Journal of Communication
2022-01-03 The end of the post-colonial era: The transformation in Israeli media law on the State’s 70th anniversary Amit Schejter Medienpolitik international
2022-01-03 Black maternal mortality in the media: How journalists cover a deadly racial disparity Denetra Walker, Kelli Boling
2022-01-03 Social campaigns to social change? Sexual violence framing in U.S. news before and after #metoo Selina Noetzel, Maria F Mussalem Gentile, Gianna Lowery, Sona Zemanova, Sophie Lecheler, Christina Peter
2022-01-03 Local Data Journalism in Germany: Data-driven Reporting Amidst Local Communities and Authorities Florian Stalph, Oliver Hahn & David Liewehr Journalism Practice
2022-01-04 The Press and Watergate at 50: Understanding and Reconstructing a Seminal Story Richard M. Perloff & Anup Kumar Journalism Practice
2022-01-04 Immigrants on Chinese Television and Limitations of China’s Globalist Discourse Chun Gan
Television & New Media
2022-01-04 Effects of Exposure to COVID-19 News and Information: A Meta-Analysis of Media Use and Uncertainty-Related Responses During the Pandemic Tsz Hang Chu, Tien Ee Dominic Yeo, Youzhen Su
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-01-04 COVID-19 and the Fourth Estate: Asian American Journalists’ Gendered Racial Harms and Racial Activation During the COVID-19 Pandemic David C. Oh, Seong Jae Min
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-01-04 You’ve got mail: how the Trump administration used legislative communication to frame his last year in office Francesca Tripodi & Yuanye Ma Information, Communication & Society
2022-01-04 Framing dynamics and claimsmaking after the Parkland shooting Deana A. Rohlinger, Warren Allen & Caitria DeLucchi Information, Communication & Society
2022-01-04 Blowing in the Wind—Norwegian Wind Power Photographs in Transition Anne Hege Simonsen Journalism Practice
2022-01-04 Strategies of Eliciting Young People’s Affective and Quick Participation in a Youth Magazine’s Instagram Community Niina Sormanen, Hanna Reinikainen & Terhi-Anna Wilska Journalism Practice
2022-01-04 The platformization of China’s film distribution in a pandemic era Wendy Su Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-01-05 Does Journalism Still Matter? The Role of Journalistic and non-Journalistic Sources in Young Peoples’ News Related Practices Leonie Wunderlich, Sascha Hölig, Uwe Hasebrink
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-05 ICYMI: RT and Youth-Oriented International Broadcasting as (Geo)Political Culture Jamming Robert A Saunders, Rhys Crilley, Precious N Chatterje-Doody
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-05 How Right-Wing Populists Engage with Cross-Cutting News on Online Message Boards: The Case of ForoCoches and Vox in Spain Clara Juarez Miro, Benjamin Toff
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-05 Parent Reports of Children’s Fright Reactions to News of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a National U.S. SampleOpen Materials Joanne Cantor & Kristen Harrison Media Psychology
2022-01-05 Politicization of Science Journalism: How Russian Journalists Covered the Covid-19 Pandemic Anna Litvinenko, Alexandra Borissova & Anna Smoliarova Journalism Studies
2022-01-05 From Doom-Scrolling to News Avoidance: Limiting News as a Wellbeing Strategy During COVID Lockdown Kate Mannell & James Meese Journalism Studies
2022-01-05 Reimagining Journalistic Roles: How Student Journalists Are Taking On the U.S. News Desert Crisis Teri Finneman, Meg Heckman & Pamela E. Walck Journalism Studies
2022-01-06 Perceptions of Partisanship in Local Television News William O’Brochta
Electronic News
2022-01-06 Managing Sponsored Content in Hybrid Media Systems: A Proposed Alternative Journalistic Practice Theodora A. Maniou Journal of Media Ethics
2022-01-06 How the U.S. National Weather Service communicates to protect communities: an extension of microboundary spanning theory Yumin Yan, Brooke Fisher Liu, Anita Atwell Seate, Samantha Joan Stanley & Allison Patrice Chatham Journal of Applied Communication Research
2022-01-07 Fact-Checking Interventions on Social Media Using Cartoon Figures: Lessons Learned from “the Tooties” Michael Opgenhaffen Digital Journalism
2022-01-07 Do Local Newspapers Mitigate the Effects of the Polarized National Rhetoric on COVID-19? Catie Snow Bailard
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-07 Political Journalism Content in a New Era: The Case of Finnish Newspapers, 1995–2015 Jari Väliverronen, M. Soc. Sc.
European Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Elevators as media objects manipulating information in time Mika-Petri Laakkonen, Ville Kivivirta
New Media & Society
2022-01-07 Trust through Transparency? How Journalistic Reactions to Media-Critical User Comments Affect Quality Perceptions and Behavior Intentions Fabian Prochazka & Magdalena Obermaier Digital Journalism
2022-01-07 The Hierarchy of News Values – A Corpus-Based Diachronic and Cross-Cultural Comparison of News Reporting on Epidemics Weiyu Zhang & Yin Ling Cheung Journalism Studies
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Beyond Marienthal: The Relationship Between Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Ralph E. Schmidt, Thomas Petersen International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Research and Publishing at the Bureau of Applied Social Research: The Gendering of Commercial and Academic Work Elena D. Hristova International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Paul Lazarsfeld and the Limited Effect of McCarthyism on the Academic Mind Hans-Joerg Tiede International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Paul Lazarsfeld’s Methodological Innovations and Their Importance Today Hynek Jeřábek International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| A Socialism of Empiricism, Not Ideology: Paul Lazarsfeld and Commitment in Social Research Joseph Malherek International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Paul Lazarsfeld: Living in Circles and Talking Around Tables David E. Morrison International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| His Master’s Voice Elihu Katz International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Lazarsfeld’s Legacy—Introduction Jefferson Pooley, Hynek Jeřábek International Journal of Communication
2022-01-07 Lazarsfeld’s Legacy| Paul Lazarsfeld’s Understanding of the 1948 Electoral World and 2020 Anthony Oberschall International Journal of Communication
2022-01-08 A battle for truth: Islam-related counterpublic discourse on Scandinavian news media Facebook pages Anders NJ Lien
New Media & Society
2022-01-09 Won’t somebody think of the parents? Reevaluating the audience for children’s educational media James Alex Bonus, Judy Watts & Daniel Stemen Journal of Children and Media
2022-01-09 Negotiating Sociomateriality and Commensurability: Human and Algorithmic Editorial Judgment at Social Media Platforms Martin J. Riedl Journalism Studies
2022-01-09 Clean diesel and dirty scandal: The echo of Volkswagen’s dieselgate in an intra-industry setting Wouter Jong, Vivian van der Linde Public Relations Review
2022-01-09 News Sources and Framing of Responsibility on Devolution in Kenya, 2013–2017 Jimmy Ochieng
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-01-10 Trust and authority in the age of mediatised politics Anu Koivunen, Johanna Vuorelma
European Journal of Communication
2022-01-10 Reactive and Asymmetric Communication Flows: Social Media Discourse and Partisan News Framing in the Wake of Mass Shootings Yini Zhang, Dhavan Shah, Jon Pevehouse, Sebastián Valenzuela
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-10 Metajournalistic Discourse and Reporting Policies on White Nationalism Gregory Perreault, Kimberly Meltzer
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2022-01-10 A Mission-Based Argument for Private K-12 Student Press Erica R. Salkin
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
2022-01-10 Exploring user agency and small acts of algorithm engagement in everyday media use Patrick Heiberg Kapsch
Media International Australia
2022-01-10 Innovating Online Journalism: New Ways of Storytelling Shirish Kulkarni, Richard Thomas, Marlen Komorowski & Justin Lewis Journalism Practice
2022-01-10 16 feminist media studies scholars, 7 questions about working in the university (and beyond) Sophie Bishop Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-10 The gender of the meme: women and protest media in populist Hungary Gabriella Lukacs Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-11 Pilot study suggests online media literacy programming reduces belief in false news in Indonesia Pamela Thomas, Clark Hogan-Taylor, Michael Yankoski, Tim Weninger First monday
2022-01-11 Open-source investigation as a genre of conflict reporting Sandra Ristovska
2022-01-11 Community Gatekeeping: Understanding Information Dissemination by Journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa Gregory Gondwe, Patrick Ferrucci & Edson C. Tandoc Jr. Journalism Practice
2022-01-11 Indonesian radio business model: radio network Kartika Singarimbun, Siti Karlinah, Yuliandre Darwis & Dadang Rahmat Hidayat Journal of Media Business Studies
2022-01-12 Understanding the Users of Alternative News Media—Media Epistemologies, News Consumption, and Media Practices Christian Schwarzenegger Digital Journalism
2022-01-12 Making Australian institutions in newspaper coverage of the #MeToo movement: exceptionalism, co-production and agency Kate Seear & Suzanne Fraser Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-12 Hiding women healthcare workers in the media spotlight: How the Chinese state media represented women HCWs in response to the Covid-19-engendered crises Hao Cao Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-12 A Media Repertoires Approach to Selective Exposure: News Consumption and Political Polarization in Eastern Europe Fanni Tóth, Sabina Mihelj, Václav Štětka, Katherine Kondor
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-12 How right-wing populists instrumentalize news media: Deliberate provocations, scandalizing media coverage, and public awareness for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Marcus Maurer, Pablo Jost, Marlene Schaaf, Michael Sülflow, Simon Kruschinski
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-12 Making News with the Citizens! Audience Participation and News-making Practices at the AMH Group Thulani Tshabangu African Journalism Studies
2022-01-13 Effects of the 2008 Crisis on Agenda Building: Internally Originated Content Versus External Dependence Itziar Bernaola Serrano Journalism Practice
2022-01-13 The Claremont serial killer and the production of class-based suburbia in serial killer mythology Laura Glitsos & Jessica Taylor Continuum
2022-01-15 Writing for the audience or for public relations? How lifestyle editors perceive expectations about their professional role and manage potential for conflict Benno Viererbl
2022-01-16 Making “Un-news”: News aggregation in Chinese press Dan Wang, Steve Zhongshi Guo
2022-01-16 No trade-offs between news and entertainment: Evidence from online engagement data Shengchun Huang, Tian Yang
New Media & Society
2022-01-16 Salient deliberative norm types in comment sections on news sites Ines Engelmann, Hanna Marzinkowski, Klara Langmann
New Media & Society
2022-01-16 Social media literacy: A conceptual framework Hyunyi Cho, Julie Cannon, Rachel Lopez, Wenbo Li
New Media & Society
2022-01-16 Audience size, moderator activity, gender, and content diversity: Exploring user participation and financial commitment on Grace H Wolff, Cuihua Shen
New Media & Society
2022-01-17 Tracking causal relations in the news: data, tools, and models for the analysis of argumentative statements in online media Tom Willaert, Sven Banisch, Paul Van Eecke, Katrien Beuls Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
2022-01-17 Sharing emotions or/and making allies: emoji’s interpersonal function in Chinese social media news comments Juan He Social Semiotics
2022-01-17 Establishing legitimacy through the media and combating fake news on COVID-19: a case study of Taiwan Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-01-17 Editorial Technologists as Engineers of Journalism’s Future: Exploring the Professional Community of Computational Journalism Juliane A. Lischka, Nadja Schaetz &Anna-Lena Oltersdorf Digital Journalism
2022-01-17 Perspectives from Journalism Professionals on the Application and Benefits of Constructive Reporting for Addressing Misinformation Natasha van Antwerpen, Deborah Turnbull, Rachel A. Searston The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-17 A threat to journalism? How journalists and advertising sales managers in news organizations perceive and cope with native advertising Johannes Beckert
2022-01-17 Using Panel Data to Study Political Interest, News Media Trust, and News Media use in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic Susan Vermeer, Sanne Kruikemeier, Damian Trilling & Claes de Vreese Journalism Studies
2022-01-17 How to Reach Nirvana: Yandex, News Personalisation, and the Future of Russian Journalistic Media Olga Dovbysh, Mariëlle Wijermars & Mykola Makhortykh Digital Journalism
2022-01-17 Ethnic Orientation over Ethical Underpinnings: Emerging Trends of the Ethiopian Media Landscape Behailu Atinafu Dessie, Adem Chanie Ali & Mulatu Alemayehu Moges Journalism Practice
2022-01-17 Counted out or taken in: mapping out diversity of journalists in three Indian digital native English newsrooms Aquil Ahmad Khan & M. Shuaib Mohamed Haneef Critical Studies in Media Communication
2022-01-18 Us and Them: The Role of Group Identity in Explaining Cultural Resonance and Framing Effects Penelope Sheets, Charles M. Rowling, Jason Gilmore & Niklas Melcher Mass Communication and Society
2022-01-18 What’s the problem with “screen time”? A content analysis of dominant voices and worries in three years of national print media Jan Ole Størup, Andreas Lieberoth
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-01-18 For People, For Policy: Journalists’ Perceptions of Peace Journalism in East Africa Meagan E. Doll
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-18 Permanent connectedness and its impact on news sharing Slgi S. Lee
New Media & Society
2022-01-19 Consumption and Production of User-Generated Content, Credibility, and Political Participation Masahiro Yamamoto, Seungahn Nah & Hyesun Choung Communication Studies
2022-01-19 A public sphere, on-demand: an assessment of local podcasting David Crider Popular Communication
2022-01-19 Rethinking Audience Fragmentation Using a Theory of News Reading Publics: Online India as a Case Study Subhayan Mukerjee
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-19 “Women need not apply:” Sylvia Earle, binary oscillations, and the ecofeminist rhetoric of Mission Blue E.A. Welden & Richard D. Besel Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-20 Media Work as Field Advancement: The Case of Science Media Center Germany Christopher Buschow, Maike Suhr, Hauke Serger Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Newsworthiness as a Governing Principle in Public Sector Communication Maria Grafström, Hanna Sofia Rehnberg Media and Communication
2022-01-20 A Relational Approach to How Media Engage With Their Audiences in Social Media Mark Badham, Markus Mykkänen Media and Communication
2022-01-20 ProPublica’s Data Journalism: How Multidisciplinary Teams and Hybrid Profiles Create Impactful Data Stories Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Managing Organisational Tensions in Cross-Sector Collaboration: The Case of Mediapolis Sari Virta, Nando Malmelin Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Digital Competencies for New Journalistic Work in Media Outlets: A Systematic Review Salvador Reyes-de-Cózar, Marta Pérez-Escolar, Pablo Navazo-Ostúa Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Negotiating Journalistic Professional Ethos in Nordic Business Journalism Johanna Suhonen Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Remixing News: Appropriation and Authorship in Finnish Counter-Media Olli Seuri, Kim Ramstedt Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Editorial: New Forms of Media Work and Its Organizational and Institutional Conditions Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, Mikko Villi Media and Communication
2022-01-20 Enough drama and horror IRL: How the COVID-19 pandemic changed TV consumption Danny D. E. Kim Journal of Media Business Studies
2022-01-20 Exploring changing news repertoires: Towards a typology Julie Vulpius, Josephine Lehaff, Kim Christian Schrøder, Chris Peters
2022-01-21 PTSD in the Newsroom: A Grounded Theory View of Organizational Leaders and Trauma Desiree Hill International Journal on Media Management
2022-01-21 The fake and the authentic Terry Flew Continuum
2022-01-21 How have quality newspapers covered the microbiome? A content analysis of The New York Times, The Times, and El País Andreu Prados-Bo, Gonzalo Casino
2022-01-21 Redefining journalism narratives, distribution strategies, and user involvement based on innovation in digital native media José Sixto-García, Alba Silva-Rodríguez, Ana I Rodríguez-Vázquez, Xosé López-García
2022-01-22 Gender byline bias in sports reporting: Examining the visibility and audience perception of male and female journalists in sports coverage Karin Boczek, Leyla Dogruel, Christiana Schallhorn
2022-01-23 The discursive representation of male sex workers in Thai newspapers Nattawaj Kijratanakoson
2022-01-23 Circulating cassettes of ceremony: Indigenous peer-to-peer networks in Arnhem Land Robert Lazarus
Media, Culture & Society
2022-01-24 Change in News Access, Change in Expectations? How Young Social Media Users in Switzerland Evaluate the Functions and Quality of News Lisa Schwaiger, Daniel Vogler, Mark Eisenegger
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-24 The Evolution of Self-Censorship in Hong Kong Online Journalism: Influences from Digitalization and the State Alex Zhi-Xiong Koo The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-24 Journalism ‘fixers’, hyper-precarity and the violence of the entrepreneurial self Syed I Ashraf, Sean Phelan
2022-01-24 The Mizrahi Pillar of Fire: memory policy-actors’ perceptions of the role of media and memory Noam Tirosh
Media, Culture & Society
2022-01-24 Exploring the dimensions of media brand trust: a contemporary integrative approach Sylvia Chan-Olmsted & Julia Hyehyun Kim Journal of Media Business Studies
2022-01-24 Local Storytelling, Collective Efficacy, and Civic Participation in Fukushima, Japan: An Ecological Approach Joo-Young Jung & Chelsea A. LeNoble Mass Communication and Society
2022-01-24 Who’s Afraid of Terror News? The Interplay between News Consumption Patterns, Personal Experiences and Fear of Terrorism Laura Jacobs & Joost van Spanje Mass Communication and Society
2022-01-24 The Direction and Demographics of Journalists’ Trajectories: Evidence from One American City, 2015–2021 Matthew Powers Journalism Studies
2022-01-24 The Women of SunLand: Narratives of Non-Compliant Women in the Daily Sun Tabloid Newspaper, South Africa Priscilla Boshoff Communicatio
2022-01-24 Geopolitics of China’s Rising Media and Soft Power in Africa: Eating and Being Eaten Winston Mano Communicatio
2022-01-24 Exploring Kalanga Language Representation in Zimbabwean Broadcast Media Nomzamo Dube & Janina Wozniak Communicatio
2022-01-25 Building the Science News Agenda: The Permeability of Science Journalism to Public Relations Suzannah Evans Comfort, Mike Gruszczynski, Nicholas Browning
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-01-25 Writing the Conceptual Article: A Practical Guide Stephen D. Reese Digital Journalism
2022-01-25 Refracting the Pandemic: A Field Theory Approach to Chinese Journalists’ Sourcing Options in the Age of COVID-19 Shuling Zhang & Qiong Wang Digital Journalism
2022-01-26 Strategy framing in the international arena: A cross-national comparative content analysis on the China-US trade conflict coverage Shujun Liu, Mark Boukes, Knut De Swert
2022-01-26 “My dear unwanted”: media discourse on sex-selective abortion in Montenegro Jovana Davidović Feminist Media Studies
2022-01-26 Parental mediation of children’s digital media use in high digital penetration countries: perspectives from Singapore and Australia Wonsun Shin & May O. Lwin Asian Journal of Communication
2022-01-26 Opting for Polarizing Emotions: Strategies of Czech Pro-Vaccination Discussants in the Emotionalized Public Sphere and Debate on a Measles Epidemic Lenka Vochocová, Dino Numerato, Tereza Sedláčková International Journal of Communication
2022-01-26 Who Portrayed It as “The Chinese Virus”? An Analysis of the Multiplatform Partisan Framing in U.S. News Coverage About China in the COVID-19 Pandemic Yiyan Zhang, Briana Trifiro International Journal of Communication
2022-01-27 Propaganda, Alternative Media, and Accountability in Fragile Democracies Anqi Li, Davin Raiha, and Kenneth W. Shotts
Anqi Li, Davin Raiha, and Kenneth W. Shotts
The Journal of Politics
2022-01-27 News Coverage of Domestic Violence in Post-Socialist Hungary: Shifts in Meaning and the Gender Aspect Gyorgyi Horvath Journalism Practice
2022-01-27 Evolving Newsrooms and the Second Level of Digital Divide: Implications for Journalistic Practice in Pakistan Sadia Jamil Journalism Practice
2022-01-27 Messenger Nationality, Media Skepticism, and Crisis Communication Effectiveness: Huawei’s YouTube Messages as Perceived in the U.S. Yicheng Zhu, Shannon A. Bowen & Xiangming Lyu International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-01-27 The Search Between Two Worlds: Motivations for and Consequences of U.S.-Dwelling Chinese’s Use of U.S. and Chinese Media for COVID-19 Information Hang Lu, Haoran Chu
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-01-28 Identifying Informational Opportunities in Political Responsibility Reporting: A Study of Television News Coverage During the Coronavirus Pandemic in the UK’s Devolved System Stephen Cushion, Llion Carbis
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-01-28 Media and public sphere in Ethiopia: Mediated deliberations in public and commercial television programs Gebru Kahsay Kiflu, PhD, Adem Chanie Ali, PhD, Hagos Nigussie, PhD
2022-01-28 How Partisan Cable News Mobilizes Viewers: Partisan Media, Discussion Networks and Political Participation Heesook Choi Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-01-28 Connections Between Internet, Social Media News Use, and Political Participation in Kenya Gilbert Kipkoech
Social Science Computer Review
2022-01-28 Media Policies in Chile and Mexico. A Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Pacific Alliance (2012–2018) Rodrigo Gómez, Chiara Sáez
International Communication Gazette
2022-01-29 Neoliberalism and authoritarian media cultures: a Vietnamese perspective Nguyễn Yến-Khanh, Sean Phelan, Elizabeth Gray
Media, Culture & Society
2022-01-29 Convergence or divergence? A computer-assisted analysis of how Chinese state-sponsored and market-oriented newspapers discursively construct the newsworthiness of the Kunming terrorist attack Jingxuan Guo, Jelle Mast, Rik Vosters, Wei Yang, Andrea Penso Discourse, Context & Media
2022-01-30 Setting an Agenda to Tackle Environmental Issues with Data and Collaboration Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos Journalism Practice
2022-01-30 The Hall of Shame: Reconstituting Dominant Masculinities in The New York Times’ Representation of U.S. #MeToo Offenders’ Apologias Chiaoning Su, Rebecca Mercado Jones & Valerie Palmer-Mehta The Communication Review
2022-01-31 Before reception: Trust in the news as infrastructure Elizabeth Rachel, Nechushtai Efrat

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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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