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Research of June 2022

Patricia Cruz



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


Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2022-06-01 How organizational leadership and boundary spanners drive the transformation process of a local news media organization Lotte Keij, Hans van Kranenburg Journalism
2022-06-01 What on earth was I thinking? John Owen
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How the wealthy muzzle the press Caroline Kean British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 The right to say what we think Julian Petley
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 …and politicians Julia Langdon
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 A good day for press freedom Chris Mullin
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How to Interview Celebrities.… William Russell
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 analyses the cost to journalism Scott Griffen
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 says it is time to take sides Matt Frei
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Editorial guidelines Don Berry
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 asks what we can know of Russia Wendy Sloane
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 X marks the spot David Higgerson
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 A thirst for knowledge Richard Addis
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Read the whole story Richard Burton
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 The fog of war Editorial
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Why don’t we write English? Kevin Duffy
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Permission to lie Ivor Gaber
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How organizational leadership and boundary spanners drive the transformation process of a local news media organization Lotte Keij, Hans van Kranenburg
2022-06-01 Check the Report and Comments: The Veracity Assessment of Unfamiliar News on Social Media Huai-Kuan Zeng, Tai-Yee Wu & David J. Atkin Digital Journalism
2022-06-01 Radio edutainment and participatory communication for social change: A case of lived reality among a rural Malawian audience Mtisunge Isabel Kamlongera Journal of African Media Studies
2022-06-01 Deadly serious: Pandemic humour, media and critical perspectives Victoria Bernal Journal of African Media Studies
2022-06-01 Check the Report and Comments: The Veracity Assessment of Unfamiliar News on Social Media Huai-Kuan Zeng,Tai-Yee Wu & David J. Atkin Digital Journalism
2022-06-02 What is a podcast? Considering innovations in podcasting through the six-tensions framework Jemily Rime, Chris Pike PhD, Tom Collins PhD
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-06-02 Why the media gets it wrong when it comes to North Korea: Cases of ‘dead’ North Koreans in the Kim Jong-un era Soomin Seo
2022-06-02 “The future of media studies is game studies” Shira Chess &Mia Consalvo Critical Studies in Media Communication
2022-06-02 How News Websites Refer to Twitter: A Content Analysis of Twitter Sources in Journalism Sanja Kapidzic, Christoph Neuberger, Felix Frey, Stefan Stieglitz & Milad Mirbabaie Journalism Studies
2022-06-02 How News Audiences Allocate Trust in the Digital Age: A Figuration Perspective Frank Mangold, Marko Bachl, Fabian Prochazka
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-02 A comparative analysis of the U.S. and China’s mainstream news media framing of coping strategies and emotions in the reporting of COVID-19 outbreak on social media Cindy Sing Bik Ngai, Le Yao, Rita Gill Singh
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-03 Recognize the bias? News media partisanship shapes the coverage of facial recognition technology in the United States Sonia Jawaid Shaikh, Rachel E. Moran
New Media & Society
2022-06-03 Agents of meta: Institutional actors in the journalism space and the innovation of local news Wilson Lowrey, Danielle Deavours, William Singleton
2022-06-03 The impact of the platformization of Arab news websites on quality journalism Bouziane Zaid, Mohammed Ibahrine, Jana Fedtke Global Media and Communication
2022-06-03 Shaping the migrant: Semantic strategies to portray inward and outward migrants as social actors in the Arab press Marco Ammar, Pamela Murgia
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-04 Climate Change Journalism in Norway—Working with Frequency Around the “Green Shift” Andreas Ytterstad & Henrik Bødker Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Maintaining a Freelance Career: How Journalists Generate and Evaluate Freelance Work Maria Norbäck Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Telling stories from the New Silk Road: A news discourse analysis of BBC’s podcast episodes on the Belt and Road Initiative Laksup Apirakvanalee, Yida Zhai
2022-06-06 Editor’s note, spring 2022 Editorial
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-06-06 Information Literacy in the Age of Disinformation Daniela Dimitrova
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-06 Local News in Colorado: Comparing Journalism Quality Across Four Counties Kareem El Damanhoury, David Coppini, Brittany Johnson & Geneva Rodriguez Journalism Practice
2022-06-06 Paradigm Shift in Mid-Twentieth Century Brazilian Journalism: A Negative Dialectics of Decoloniality? Otávio Daros & Francisco Rüdiger Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Morphology of Journalism Culture in the Context of Local Culture Sri Syamsiyah Lestari Sjafiie, Pawito Pawito, Widodo Muktiyo & Sri Hastjarjo Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Journalistic Values and Expertise in Platform News Distribution: The Possibilities and Limitations of Participatory Panels for Algorithmic Governance Connie Moon Sehat Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 In an Open Relationship: Platformization of Relations Between News Practitioners and Their Audiences Shira Dvir-Gvirsman & Keren Tsuriel Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 My Voters Should See This! What News Items Are Shared by Politicians on Facebook? Tobias Heidenreich, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Petro Tolochko, Fabienne Lind, Hajo G. Boomgaarden
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-07 Careful consumption and aspirational ethics in the media and cultural industries: Cancelling, quitting, screening, optimising Maura Edmond
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-07 Travel blogging, professionalism, and the changing boundaries of knowledge production Ivy Ashe
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-07 Trust-oriented affordances: A five-country study of news trustworthiness and its socio-technical articulations Tali Aharoni, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Pablo Boczkowski, Kaori Hayashi
Kaori Hayashi, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Mikko Villi

New Media & Society
2022-06-07 “I have always said that I am not a feminist, but…”: moderate feminism in the narratives of Finnish women journalists who entered the field between 1960 and 1990 Heidi Kurvinen Feminist Media Studies
2022-06-07 Metrics of News Audience Polarization: Same or Different? Frank Mangold & Michael Scharkow Communication Methods and Measures
2022-06-08 Newsroom Disruptions and Opportunities in Times of Crisis: Analysing Southern African Media During the COVID-19 Crisis Albert Chibuwe, Allen Munoriyarwa, Gilbert Motsaathebe, Sarah Chiumbu & William Lesitaokana African Journalism Studies
2022-06-08 Populist media diets Eline A. de Rooij, Dominik A. Stecuła, Mark A. Pickup Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-08 The case of Mesut Özil: A symbol of (non-) integration? An analysis of German print media discourses on integration Martina Möllering, Eva Schmidt
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-08 Manipulative use of political headlines in western and Russian online sources Alexey A Tymbay
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-08 Who Covers the Qualifications of Female Candidates? Examining Gender Bias in News Coverage Across National and Local Newspapers Nichole M. Bauer
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 Don’t Throw the Frame Out With the Bathwater: How Episodic News Frames Can Prevent Identity-Motivated Reasoning Ming M. Boyer, Sophie Lecheler, Loes Aaldering
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 An “Assumption of Bad Faith”: Using Fake News Rhetoric to Create Journalistic Teaching Moments Kelsey R. Mesmer Journalism Practice
2022-06-08 ‘No difference between journalism and suicide’: Challenges for journalists covering conflict in Balochistan Sidra Agha, Márton Demeter
Media, War & Conflict
2022-06-08 Who Covers the Qualifications of Female Candidates? Examining Gender Bias in News Coverage Across National and Local Newspapers Nichole M. Bauer
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 Don’t Throw the Frame Out With the Bathwater: How Episodic News Frames Can Prevent Identity-Motivated Reasoning Ming M. Boyer, Sophie Lecheler, Loes Aaldering
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-09 Neither Absent nor Ambient: Incidental News Exposure From the Perspective of News Avoiders in the UK, United States, and Spain Ruth Palmer, Benjamin Toff
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-09 Television Production of Yesteryears, Today and in the Future: Impact of Reduced Collaboration in TV News Production on Job Satisfaction in Nigeria Felix Olajide Talabi, Tokunbo Alex Adaja, Samson Adepoju Bello, Omowale Adelabu, Oberiri Destiny Apuke, Gever Verlumun Celestine
Television & New Media
2022-06-10 Agenda Dynamics on Social Media During COVID-19 Pandemic: Interactions Between Public, Media, and Government Agendas Shuhuan Zhou &Xia Zheng Communication Studies
2022-06-10 The dark side of the media agency industry: value destruction and co-destruction in a B2B context Melanie Herfort, Reinhard Kunz & Petra Düren Journal of Media Business Studies
2022-06-11 Affective intensities of polarization: the making of the Islamist/secularist divide through articulations of news media in Turkey Haktan Ural Critical Discourse Studies
2022-06-11 Social media live streaming as affective news in the anti-ELAB movement in Hong Kong Kecheng Fang & Calvin Yixiang Cheng Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-06-11 Does social media keep me alarmed? The effects of expectations surrounding social media attributes and exposure to messages of social (in)stability on substitutive social media news use Youjia Huang & Mark Boukes Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-06-11 Fake thumbs in play: A large-scale exploration of false amplification and false diminution in online news comment spaces K Hazel Kwon, Mi Hyun Lee, Sang Pil Han, Sungho Park
New Media & Society
2022-06-11 An ideological square analysis of the podcast discourse in “Chinese Dreams” of the BBC World Service Laksup Apirakvanalee &Yida Zhai Critical Discourse Studies
2022-06-12 Just a Joke? Adolescents’ Preferences for Humor in Media Entertainment and Real-Life Aggression Amber van der Wal, J. Loes Pouwels, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski &Patti M. Valkenburg Media Psychology
2022-06-12 Media Freedom in a Populist Regime: Evidence From Pakistan Shabir Hussain, Qamar Abbas, Mohammad Anas Sheikh International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Users’ Political Motivations in Comment Sections on News Sites Patrick Zerrer, Ines Engelmann International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Between the Liminal and the Normal: How the News Constructed the Social Change of Face Covering During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Xi Cui, Feifei Chen International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 A Multilevel Model of Mobile Media Use and Public Support for Press Freedom in Africa Jason A. Martin International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Women Under Authoritarianism: Precarious, Glamorous Women Politicians in Hong Kong Political News and Gossip Natalie Ngai International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 More than just an immigrant: The semantic patterns of (im)migrant/predicate-pairings in news stories about Mexican and Central American (im)migrants to the USA. A corpus-assisted discourse study Margrete Dyvik Cardona
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-12 Chinese media representations of tongzhi (2009–2019) Ke Zhang, Chao Lu, Jingyuan Zhang
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-12 Silence of the wealthy: How the wealthiest 0.1% avoid the media and resort to hidden strategies of advocacy Anu Kantola, Juho Vesa
European Journal of Communication
2022-06-13 Reading a Snippet on a News Aggregator vs. Clicking through the Full Story: Roles of Perceived News Importance, News Efficacy, and News-Finds-Me Perception Chang Sup Park Journalism Studies
2022-06-13 Emotionality in the Television Coverage of Airplane Disasters Julia Boelle & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Journalism Practice
2022-06-13 Two International Propaganda Models: Comparing RT and CGTN’s 2020 US Election Coverage Martin Moore & Thomas Colley Journalism Practice
2022-06-13 The discourses of data journalism Mrs Liz Hannaford, MSc
2022-06-14 Trans young people and the media: transnormativity, agency, and social change Damien W. Riggs & Joanna McIntyre Journal of Children and Media
2022-06-14 Where are the missing girls? Gender inequality, job precarity, and journalism students’ career choices in China Jingyi Guo, Kecheng Fang
2022-06-14 Whistleblowing and the press: Complicating the standard account Thomas Olesen
2022-06-14 How Disinformation Reshaped the Relationship between Journalism and Media and Information Literacy (MIL): Old and New Perspectives Revisited Divina Frau-Meigs Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Power to the People? Conceptualising Audience Agency for the Digital Journalism Era Jonathan Hendrickx Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Materialising New Forms of Journalism: A Process Model Skye Doherty, Jane Johnston & Ben Matthews Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 The One Thing Journalistic AI Just Might Do for Democracy Bibo Lin & Seth C. Lewis Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Robots in the News and Newsrooms: Unpacking Meta-Journalistic Discourse on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Journalism Rachel E. Moran & Sonia Jawaid Shaikh Digital Journalism
2022-06-15 Designing Trust: Design Style, Political Ideology, and Trust in “Fake” News Websites Thomas J Billard & Rachel E. Moran Digital Journalism
2022-06-15 Media freedom in Asia: challenges from below Cherian George & Kyu Ho Youm Asian Journal of Communication
2022-06-15 Cyber-troops, digital attacks, and media freedom in Indonesia Masduki Asian Journal of Communication
2022-06-15 The trouble with ‘quiet advocacy’: local journalism and reporting climate change in rural and regional Australia Gabi Mocatta, Eve Mayes, Kristy Hess, Michael Everitt Hartup
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-15 Testing the Effect of Cross-cutting Exposure to Cable TV News on Affective Polarization: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Hyungjin Gill Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-06-16 Communication (research) and power Edson C. Tandoc Jr. Communication Research and Practice
2022-06-16 Media portrayal of hackers in China Daily and The New York Times: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis Jiamin Pei, Dandi Li, Le Cheng
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-16 An informed audience: The effects of constructive television news on emotions and knowledge Nadia Swijtink, Tineke Prins, Liesbeth Hermans, Niek Hietbrink
2022-06-16 On Commemorating Hrant Dink: Affective Nationalism, Hate Speech, and Digital News Media Users Alptug Okten
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-16 When a Journalistic Truth-Seeking Tradition Thrives: Examining the Rise of the Brazilian Fact-Checking Movement Thales Lelo Journalism Practice
2022-06-16 Information Competition in Disruptive Media Markets: Investigating Competition and User Selection on Google Rafael Schwab, Isabelle Krebs & Philipp Bachmann Digital Journalism
2022-06-16 Public Broadcasting and Topic Diversity in The Netherlands: Mentions of Public Broadcasters’ Programming in Newspapers as Indicators of Pluralism Joris Veerbeek, Karin van Es & Eggo Müller Javnost – The Public
2022-06-16 Partisan media exposure, polarization, and candidate evaluations in the 2016 general election David S. Morris,Jonathan S. Morris Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-17 The ambivalence of recognition: How awarded journalists assess the value of journalism prizes Daniel Nölleke, Folker Hanusch, Phoebe Maares
2022-06-17 Understanding Social Media in Journalism Practice: A Typology Muhammad Fahad Humayun &Patrick Ferrucci Digital Journalism
2022-06-17 Fiction as an ally to make journalism more believable: rape, trauma and secondary victimization in the Netflix miniseries ‘Unbelievable’ Lucía Gastón-Lorente& Beatriz Gómez-Baceiredo Feminist Media Studies
2022-06-17 Assessing the Validity of Survey Measures for News Exposure through Digital Footprints: Evidence from Spain and the UK Ana S. Cardenal, María Victoria-Mas, Silvia Majó-Vázquez & Iván Lacasa-Mas Political Communication
2022-06-19 COVID-19 Vaccination and Public Health Communication Strategies: An In-depth Look at How Demographics, Political Ideology, and News/Information Source Preference Matter Glen J. Nowak & Michael A. Cacciatore International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-06-19 A Short Honeymoon. The Italian Press and the Coverage of the Government’s Strategic Communication on COVID-19 Marco Mazzoni, Sofia Verza, Roberto Mincigrucci, Susanna Pagiotti &Anna Stanziano International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-06-19 How Climate Movement Actors and News Media Frame Climate Change and Strike: Evidence from Analyzing Twitter and News Media Discourse from 2018 to 2021 Kaiping Chen, Amanda L. Molder, Zening Duan, Shelley Boulianne, Christopher Eckart, Prince Mallari, Diyi Yang
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-19 Civic Life in Rural America Revisited: The Role of Social and Mobile News on Civic Participation Chun Shao, K. Hazel Kwon & Seungahn Nah Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-06-20 Decolonial Journalism: New Notes on Ubuntu and the Public Interest Colin Chasi & Ylva Rodny-Gumede Journalism Studies
2022-06-20 Reciprocal journalism’s double-edged sword: How journalists resolve cognitive dissonance after experiencing harassment from audiences on social media Danielle Deavours, PhD, Will Heath, PhD, Kaitlin Miller, PhD, Misha Viehouser, PhD, Sandra Palacios-Plugge, MFA, Ryan Broussard, PhD
2022-06-20 Death’s common sense: Casualty counts in war reportage from Syria and beyond Isaac Blacksin
Media, War & Conflict
2022-06-20 Corrigendum to The impact of the platformization of Arab news websites on quality journalism Zaid B, Ibahrine M and Fedtke J
Global Media and Communication
2022-06-20 An Agenda-Setting Test of Google News World Reporting on Foreign Nations Anna Young, David Atkin
Electronic News
2022-06-20 Hegemonic meanings of populism: Populism as a signifier in legacy dailies of six countries 2000–2018 Niko Hatakka, Juha Herkman
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-20 Understanding democratic perceptions and political participation among the younger generation in China’s changing society: No news is good news for the Chinese government Yue Yin Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-21 Media and cultural systems: Connecting national news dynamics and the cultures of social problems through a case study of climate change in the U.S. and U.K. Timothy Neff
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-22 Framing the Yellow Vests Protests in the French Press Nael Jebril & Mohammed El Bouzidi Journalism Practice
2022-06-22 Reporting in a Time of Crisis: Progressive Alternative Media’s Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada Sibo Chen Journalism Practice
2022-06-23 Darktown: Newspaper Coverage of Atlanta’s First Black Police, 1930–1960 Brian Carroll American Journalism
2022-06-23 Credibility and shareworthiness of negative news Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Anna Brosius
2022-06-23 Not only people are getting old, the new media are too: Technology generations and the changes in new media use Eugène Loos, Loredana Ivan
New Media & Society
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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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