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Research of March 2022

Patricia Cruz



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


Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2022-03-01 Teaching Data Journalism: A Systematic Review Harikrishnann Bhaskaran, Geeta Kashyap & Harsh Mishra
2022-03-01 Black cultural projection: an analysis of major daily news coverage of successful black mayoral campaigns in major US Cities David L. Stamps, Shaniece Bickham, Sheryl Kennedy Haydel & Jinx Coleman Broussard The Communication Review
2022-03-01 Imagining the social future of drones Elisa Serafinelli
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-03-01 Discursive Toolkits of Anti-Muslim Disinformation on Twitter Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Payal Arora
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-03-01 Media and information literacy for developing resistance to ‘infodemic’: lessons to be learnt from the binge of misinformation during COVID-19 pandemic Nirmal Singh, Gagandeep Banga
Media, Culture & Society
2022-03-01 Political Events in a Partisan Media Ecology: Asymmetric Influence on Candidate Appraisals Jiyoun Suk, Dhavan V. Shah,Leticia Bode, Stephanie Edgerly, Kjerstin Thorson, Emily Vraga, Chris Wells & Jon Pevehouse Mass Communication and Society
2022-03-01 Media and information literacy for developing resistance to ‘infodemic’: lessons to be learnt from the binge of misinformation during COVID-19 pandemic Nirmal Singh, Gagandeep Banga
Media, Culture & Society
2022-03-01 Production, policy and power: the screen industry’s response to the environmental crisis Inge Ejbye Sørensen, Caitriona Noonan
Media, Culture & Society
2022-03-01 Disconnection: How Measured Separations From Journalistic Norms and Labor Can Help Sustain Journalism Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Diana Bossio, Avery E. Holton, Logan Molyneux
Social Media + Society
2022-03-02 Does Third-Party Fact-Checking Increase Trust in News Stories? An Australian Case Study Using the “Sports Rorts” Affair Andrea Carson, Andrew Gibbons, Aaron Martin &Justin B. Phillips Digital Journalism
2022-03-02 Social Media Metrics in the Digital Marketplace of Attention: Does Journalistic Capital Matter for Social Media Capital? Jieun Shin & Katherine Ognyanova Digital Journalism
2022-03-02 If You Have Choices, Why Not Choose (and Share) All of Them? A Multiverse Approach to Understanding News Engagement on Social Media Christian Pipal, Hyunjin Song & Hajo G. Boomgaarden Digital Journalism
2022-03-02 Debunking False Information: Investigating Journalists’ Fact-Checking Skills Marju Himma-Kadakas &Indrek Ojamets Digital Journalism
2022-03-02 (Electronic) Mailing the Editor: Emails, Message Boards and Early Interactive Web Design in the 1990s Will Mari Digital Journalism
2022-03-02 Mistresses, mothers, and headscarves: media representations of women in corruption scandals in Indonesia Kanti Pertiwi & Teguh Wijaya Mulya
Feminist Media Studies
2022-03-02 Cyberbully-in-chief: exploring Donald Trump’s aggressive communication behavior on Twitter James Bingaman & Scott E. Caplan Atlantic Journal of Communication
2022-03-02 Journalism and Democratic Backsliding: Critical Realism as a Diagnostic and Prescription for Reform Michael McDevitt Political Communication
2022-03-02 Reifying subjectivities: A critical discourse analysis of The Assam Tribune in Northeast India Suanmuanlian Tonsing
Discourse & Communication
2022-03-03 Temporality of contemporary media usage practices: Types of pauses Halliki Harro-Loit, Ragne Kõuts-Klemm
European Journal of Communication
2022-03-03 Crumbled autonomy: Czech journalists leaving the Prime Minister’s newspapers Lenka Waschková Císařová, Johana Kotišová
European Journal of Communication
2022-03-03 “How a Facebook Update Can Cost You Your Job”: News Coverage of Employment Terminations Following Social Media Disclosures, From Racist Cops to Queer Teachers Brady Robards, Darren Graf
Social Media + Society
2022-03-03 “How a Facebook Update Can Cost You Your Job”: News Coverage of Employment Terminations Following Social Media Disclosures, From Racist Cops to Queer Teachers Brady Robards, Darren Graf
Social Media + Society
2022-03-03 Temporality of contemporary media usage practices: Types of pauses Halliki Harro-Loit, Ragne Kõuts-Klemm
European Journal of Communication
2022-03-03 “I Can’t Just Pull a Woman Out of a Hat”: A Mixed-Methods Study on Journalistic Drivers of Women’s Representation in Political News Andreas A. Riedl, Tobias Rohrbach, Christina Krakovsky
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-03-03 Perceived Social Status and Ethnic Stratification—Evidence from Journalists in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Fen Lin & Xiaoning Han Journalism Practice
2022-03-03 Unpacking Value Creation Dynamics in Journalism Education. A Covid-19 Case Study Ragnhild Kristine Olsen, Gunhild Ring Olsen & Heidi Røsok-Dahl Journalism Practice
2022-03-03 Covering Synergistic Effects of Climate Change: Global Challenges for Journalism Robert E. Gutsche Jr & Juliet Pinto Journalism Practice
2022-03-03 Logics of Exclusion: How Ukrainian Audiences Renegotiate Propagandistic Narratives in Times of Conflict Olga Pasitselska Political Communication
2022-03-03 Social media advocacy and gun violence: Applying the engagement model to nonprofit organizations’ communication efforts Minhee Choi, Brooke McKeever Public Relations Review
2022-03-03 Corrigendum to Diffusion of Development Journalism Inside Egyptian Newsrooms Allam, Rasha, and El Gody, Ahmed
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-03-04 Mixing “Nonsense with Substance”: Negotiating Satirical and Investigative Journalism Hybrid Genre in Nigeria Jude Nwakpoke Ogbodo African Journalism Studies
2022-03-04 But who will care about teenagers? Fiona Chesterton
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 Careful what you wish for Tom Leonard
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 When did you last hold a newspaper? Kim Fletcher
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 Rolling over to be tickled James Hanning
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 When media don’t add up Paul Foster
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 A fight that never stops Martin Bright
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 Who shall save a benighted BBC? Patrick Barwise
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 Taking back control Editorial
British Journalism Review
2022-03-04 Journal Indexing & Metrics
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Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: Overcoming Fear and Becoming a Confident Speaker

Alice Trout



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

Alice Trout




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

Alice Trout



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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