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Journal of Asian Pacific Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Biocommunication     Open Access  
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Writing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Journal of Communication and Innovation NIDA     Open Access  
Journal of Communications Software and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Community Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Development and Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Digital Media & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Media     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Greek Media & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of International Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Language and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Language and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Location Based Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Media and Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Media Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Media Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Literacy Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Internet Research     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Modern Periodical Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Professional Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Public Interest Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Radio & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Radiology Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Science & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Selcuk Communication     Open Access  
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the American College of Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Aspikom : Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Dakwah Risalah     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Media dan Komunikasi Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal MEKOM (Media Komunikasi Pendidikan Kejuruan)     Open Access  
Jurnal Representamen     Open Access  
Jurnal Simbolika : Research and Learning in Communication Study     Open Access  
Kaleidoscope : A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Komunika     Open Access  
Komuniti : Jurnal Komunikasi dan Teknologi Informasi     Open Access  
La Mirada de Telemo     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
La Trama de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Language and Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Language and Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Language Problems & Language Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Language, Interaction and Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Lingue e culture dei media     Open Access  
Llengua, societat i comunicació     Open Access  
Logos : Comunicação e Universidade     Open Access  
Lumina     Open Access  
Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MATRIZes : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
McMaster Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Medea     Open Access  
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Media & Viestintä     Open Access  
Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mediaciones     Open Access  
Mediaciones Sociales     Open Access  
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Medical Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
MedieKultur. Journal of media and communication research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Mediterranea : International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge     Open Access  
MEDIUM (Jurnal Ilmiah Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Islam Riau)     Open Access  
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Middle East Media Educator     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Moment Dergi     Open Access  
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Narrative Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
NAUS : Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais e Comunicacionais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netcom     Open Access  
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
New Media and Mass Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
New Review of Film and Television Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Nonprofit Communications Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Journal of Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nordicom Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
Northern Lights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Novos Olhares : Revista de Estudos Sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
Obra Digital     Open Access  
Observatorio (OBS*)     Open Access  
Oficios Terrestres     Open Access  
Open Medical Informatics Journal     Open Access  
Openings : Studies in Book Art     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Organicom     Open Access  
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Palabra Clave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Passagens     Open Access  
Pediatric Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pixel-Bit. Revista de Medios y Educacion     Open Access  
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
post(s)     Open Access  
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
PragMATIZES : Latin American Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PRISMA.COM     Open Access  
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Profetik : Jurnal Komunikasi     Open Access  
Public Journal of Semiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Publicitas : Comunicación y Cultura     Open Access  
Punto Cero     Open Access  
Quaderni     Open Access  
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Qualitative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Quality and User Experience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quantitative Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Quarterly Review of Film and Video     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Question     Open Access  
Questions de communication     Open Access  
Questões Transversais - Revista de Epistemologias da Comunicação     Open Access  
Radio Journal : International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Radioelectronics and Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
REDD : Revista de estudios del discurso digital     Open Access  
Res Rhetorica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research Journal of Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research on Education and Media     Open Access  
Review of Cognitive Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Revista Competência     Open Access  
Revista Compolítica     Open Access  
Revista Contracampo     Open Access  
Revista de Comunicación y Salud     Open Access  
Revista ECO-Pós     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Comunicação, Informação & Inovação em Saúde     Open Access  
Revista ICONO14. Revista científica de Comunicación y Tecnologías emergentes     Open Access  
Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mediação     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Opinión Pública     Open Access  
Revista Nexus Comunicación     Open Access  
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Revista Panorama : Revista de Comunicação Social     Open Access  
Revista UNINTER de Comunicação     Open Access  
Revue de recherches en littératie médiatique multimodale     Open Access  
Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RIHC : Revista Internacional de Historia de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal  
RUTA Comunicación     Open Access  
Schermi. Storie e culture del cinema e dei media in Italia     Open Access  
Science China Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Scientific Bulletin     Open Access  
Screen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Seminars in Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Semiotika     Open Access  
Sensorium Journal     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SIGDOC Communication Design Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Sign Language & Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sign Systems Studies     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
Signs & Media : A Journal of Semiotics in China and the World     Open Access  
Social Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Imaginaries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Networking     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia della Comunicazione     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sound Studies : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal  
South African Journal of Communication Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Speech, Language and Hearing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)

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  • #MakeSwedenGreatAgain: Media events as politics in the deterritorialised
           nationalism debate

    • Abstract: Online networks have blurred the lines between national and global news, and have given users a more active role in how information flows. This opens up the opportunity for individuals to engage with foreign events in new ways, curating information and offering their own interpretations. In this article, we investigate how national elections are taken up in the global Twittersphere, using a set of 198,635 English-language tweets about the 2018 Swedish parliamentary election. Based on a network analysis and a content analysis of themes in the tweets, we demonstrate that national media events can become “deterritorialised” by globally networked publics. A second key finding is that the Swedish election is leveraged to discuss anti-globalist themes such as immigration and nationalism in, paradoxically, a global and deterritorialised context.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Disruption and transformation in media events theory: The case of the
           Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine

    • Abstract: Media events, Dayan and Katz argue, compose a narrative genre that follows specific structural principles and narrative tropes and that works toward societal integration. However, a specific subset of media events is labelled transformative, and these work towards societal change. In this article, we point to an unresolved tension between transformative events and what has subsequently been introduced as disruptive events. Our discussion builds on research on the developments in post-Soviet Ukraine, and we analyse, firstly, the transformative and disruptive relations related to the so-called Euromaidan Revolution, and secondly, how these events can be placed in a wider narrative of three Ukrainian revolutions. Our analysis concludes that narrative analysis can help explain the ways in which these events are understood by broader international audiences.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Contemporary ceremonial media events – time and temporalities of
           liveness

    • Abstract: This article discusses media events and liveness as ways live is performed in and by the media. Understanding the workings of contemporary media events entails understanding how they are embedded in complex patterns of temporalities; hence, the article deploys the notion of temporality of liveness to contemplate different ways in which time is entangled and made salient as particular forms of temporality in the unfolding of media events. Analysing the Danish queen's 2020 New Year's speech, the Danish prime minister's Covid-19 speech of 11 March 2020, and the broadcasting of the inauguration of Joe Biden on 20 January 2021, the article shows that liveness can be approached analytically. The analysis unfolds the diversity and changeability of temporalities of liveness, and argues that contemporary ceremonial events may be local or global, small or large, but still reach a substantial portion of a population. Thus, a point in the article is to call attention to the enduring importance of broadcast media and television for the creation of media events that gather and “enthrall” large audiences, to quote Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz, even in a time of global digital network communication.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The life and times of media events: A tribute to Elihu Katz

    • Abstract: I have just learnt that Elihu Katz – a dearly loved friend and colleague – has died at the age of 95. This abstract is a valediction forbidding mourning. Media Events, written with Daniel Dayan, was the culminating work of a career spanning six decades – a career launched by Personal Influence, written with his doctoral supervisor, Professor Paul Lazarsfeld, of Columbia University, New York, and published in 1955. In my contribution to this issue, I try to do two things: firstly, to indicate how Media Events opened up a novel way of thinking about television and, at the same time, to think of it as a summa, the distillation of a lifetime’s work in the academic field of communication and media studies. I wanted especially to point towards its stimmung – that untranslatable ordinary German word for mood, or disposition: an attitude to life, the world, and television. I start with Katz’s earliest academic work – his master’s thesis completed at Columbia in the 1940s, felicitously but not accidentally called The Happiness Game. The stimmung of this work is the same as that of Media Events. That vision, as Daniel Dayan has claimed, was not a mirage. What he and Katz saw in La Télévision Céremoniélle (the book’s French title when he translated it) was every bit as true as the dominant academic view of the politics of television whose hegemonic sociological take on “the real world” they both attempted to counter.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Media events in an age of the Web and television: Dayan and Katz revisited

    • Abstract: When Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz published their seminal book Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History in 1992, television occupied centre stage, whereas computer networks were only beginning to be used. Since the late 1990s, television and digital media have co-existed and co-evolved in still more entangled ways. In this article, I ask how the supplementing of television by a new media form, the Web, has affected the ways media events as understood by Dayan and Katz can unfold and be conceptualised. Based on a medium theory perspective where focus is more on “media” and less on “event”, I introduce the article by tracing how Dayan and Katz understand television as a medium. Then follows a brief account of the vast literature about Media Events, with a particular focus on how digital media are conceptualised. With these two sections as a stepping stone, the Web's digital features are outlined, followed by a historical analysis of the interplay of the development of the Web and a concrete media event: the Olympics from 1996 to 2016. Finally, this web historical outline is used to re-evaluate Dayan and Katz's conceptualisation of media events. The analysis is guided by three themes – liveness, control, and participation – pivotal for Dayan and Katz's understanding of media events as well as the history of the Web.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Media events in the age of global, digital media: Centring, scale, and
           participatory liveness

    • PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Ambivalent rituals of belonging: (Re)theorising hybrid, violent media
           events

    • Abstract: The updating of media event theory for the digital age has been underway for some time, and several researchers have pointed out that the complexity of the hybrid media environment poses a challenge when it comes to understanding how media events in the present digital context ritually create belonging. In this article, we examine violent media events as hybrid phenomena and discuss their ritual workings in the present digital media environment. We apply what we call the 5 A’s – actors, affordances, attention, affect, and acceleration – as key analytical tools to empirically study such events. We also develop the concept of hybridity in relation to media events by proposing three auxiliary A’s: assemblage, amplification, and accumulation. Building on our earlier work, we call for more analytical consideration of the ambivalences in the ritual constructions of belonging (and non-belonging) in such violent events. We use the Christchurch massacre of 2019 as a case study to illustrate these conceptual developments.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Media and the Climate Crisis

    • Abstract: Recent years have seen another peak in global media attention to climate change. Driven by increasingly dire news about extreme weather, growing demands of systemic adaption and a new wave political activism, the current situation has increasingly been framed as a climate crisis. This introductory essay maps these recent developments and elaborates the conceptual potentials and limitations of the “crisis” frame. It also briefly reviews the state of the art of media research and situates the contributions of the issue into this landscape.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The climate change movement and political parties: Mechanisms of social
           media and interaction during the 2019 electoral period in Finland

    • Abstract: Building on the framework of electoral contention, we investigate the interaction dynamics between social movements and political parties during elections. We argue that social media today is an important venue for these interactions, and consequently, analysing social media data is useful for understanding the shifts in the conflict and alliance structures between movements and parties. We find that Twitter discussions on the climate change movement during the 2019 electoral period in Finland reveal a process of pre-election approaching and post-election distancing between the movement and parties. The Greens and the Left formed mutually beneficial coalitions with the movement preceding the elections and took distance from one another after these parties entered the government. These findings suggest that research on movement-party interaction should pay more attention to social media and undertake comparative studies to assess whether the approaching-distancing process and its constituent mechanisms characterise movements beyond the climate strikes in Finland.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Just “performance nonsense”': How recipients process news photos
           of activists’ symbolic actions about climate change politics

    • Abstract: In this article, I investigate how recipients make sense of images that show symbolic actions by environmental activists during two recent United Nations Climate Change Conferences. Environmental advocacy groups are successful in creating visibility for their symbolic actions via news visuals, but little empirical evidence exists about how ordinary media recipients engage with this type of imagery. Can they understand the intended meaning of complex visual rhetoric used by environmental activists' I use think-aloud protocols to uncover the cognitive strategies which are used in processing these stylised visual claims. Results show that news photos rarely manage to communicate the intended meaning of symbolic actions. By systematically analysing various stages of visual frame processing, this study offers insights into specific configurations of the image-viewer relationship that cause high levels of ambiguity and prevent staged visual claims from being understood as intended. Yet I also find empirical evidence for a visual framing approach that works well and describe this recipe for effective communication via symbolic action photography.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Agents of sustainable transition or place branding promotors': Local
           journalism and climate change in Sweden

    • Abstract: The climate crisis concerns the whole fabric of society. Local journalism can play a key role when cities are handling the problems. In this article, I analyse local media discourses on climate change in four Swedish cities that aim to be role models in the transition towards carbon neutrality. A discourse analysis of news articles and op-eds about the climate, combined with semi-structured interviews with journalists working at four different local newspapers, shows that the climate crisis is covered in all newspapers – even if the amount and ambition varies – including the ability to fill key roles as watchdog and educator. The newsrooms’ climate focus also had to give way when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Local decisions about transportation, food, and urban development are common topics and often debated in the local press. However, the prize-winning cities’ ambitious green plans to become climate neutral already by 2030 remain vague for the journalists and probably also their readers.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Premediating climate change in videogames: Repetition, mastery, and
           failure

    • Abstract: This article starts with the observation that growth-oriented, techno-futurist narratives are predominant in climate change videogames. It then accounts for the lack of variety by arguing that these videogames are privileged expressions of premediation. Premediation cultivates a multiplicity of future scenarios, while at the same time delimiting them to suit presentist concerns, evoking a sense of inevitability and predictability strengthened by repetition. The iterative, branching temporality at work in this logic is deeply ingrained in videogames, as the trope of mastery through repetition and its analysis requires attentiveness to the affective dimensions of gameplay. If videogames are to engage with the climate crisis more productively, they must develop different temporalities in which the potentiality of the future is preserved. In this article, I analyse the games Fate of the World and The Stillness of the Wind to demonstrate how videogames premediate climate change and how they can explore other temporalities latent in the present.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Scare-quoting climate: The rapid rise of climate denial in the Swedish
           far-right media ecosystem

    • Abstract: The final years of the 2010s marked an upturn in coverage on climate change. In Sweden, legacy media wrote more on the issue than ever before, especially in connection to the drought and wildfires in the summer of 2018 and the Fridays for Future movement started by Greta Thunberg. Reporting on climate change also reached unprecedented levels in the growingly influential far-right media ecosystem; from being a topic discussed hardly at all, it became a prominent issue. In this study, we use a toolkit from critical discourse analysis (CDA) to research how three Swedish far-right digital media sites reported on climate during the years 2018–2019. We show how the use of conspiracy theories, anti-establishment rhetoric, and nationalistic arguments created an antagonistic reaction to increased demands for action on climate change. By putting climate in ironic quotation marks, a discourse was created where it was taken for granted that climate change was a hoax.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Bridging the computational and visual turn: Re-tooling visual studies with
           image recognition and network analysis to study online climate images

    • Abstract: In this article, we argue that to capture the liveliness of how visual public debates like the climate controversy unfold online, we must replace snapshot and single-platform approaches with a method that can capture their temporal and cross-platform dynamics. We suggest that such a methodology could be assembled by combining image recognition, visual network analysis, and a quali-quantitative approach within a digital methods framework. We demonstrate the potential application of the methodology in a two-fold case study of 1) how the human–nature relation is visually depicted on Instagram and Twitter, and 2) how visual genres in the climate debate on Twitter change from 2015 to 2017. Through these experiments, we analyse more than a quarter million social media images to produce novel insights about the climate debate, while showcasing how the computational and visual capabilities of social science can be bridged to open up opportunities for mapping complex visual debates across platforms and time.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Spread of tweets in climate discussions: A case study of the 2019 Nobel
           Peace Prize announcement

    • Abstract: Characterising the spreading of ideas within echo chambers is essential for understanding polarisation. In this article, we explore the characteristics of popular and viral content in climate change discussions on Twitter around the 2019 announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, where we find the retweet network of users to be polarised into two well-separated groups of activists and sceptics. Operationalising popularity as the number of retweets and virality as the spreading probability inferred using an independent cascade model, we find that the viral themes echo and differ from the popular themes in interesting ways. Most importantly, we find that the most viral themes in the two groups reflect different types of bonds that tie the community together, yet both function to enhance ingroup connections while repulsing outgroup engagement. With this, our study sheds light, from an information-spreading perspective, on the formation and upkeep of echo chambers in climate discussions.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The difference between “alarmist” and “alarming”: Interview with
           Maxwell Boykoff

    • PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Emergent self-mediating classes in the digital semiosphere: Covid-19
           conspiracies and the climate justice movement

    • Abstract: In this article, we advocate for media studies to adopt a systematic evolutionary-complexity model, in order to link the study of human culture and knowledge practices to the biosphere and geosphere, arguing that such global phenomena require a new kind of cultural science. For this purpose, we extend Juri Lotman's model of the semiosphere to the “digital semiosphere”, superseding inherited adversarial models in both mainstream media and media studies. We contrast the mediation of Covid-19 with that of the climate crisis, using Lotman's model to propose that, in the digital semiosphere, the global emergence of girl-led climate activism and far-right Covid-19 conspiracy groups indicates how new social classes are organising around the means of their own mediation. We discuss ways to study and forecast such emergent processes using the means of cultural data analytics and related approaches.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Aesthetic practices in the climate crisis: Intervening in consensual
           frameworks of the sensible through images

    • Abstract: Previous research has shown that Western visual journalism has represented climate change through certain repetitive and stereotypical imagery mainly consisting of catastrophic images of climate change impacts, images depicting technological causes and solutions, and images of politicians and activists. This imagery has proven to be distant, abstract, and ineffective in motivating personal engagement with climate change. In this article, we claim that visual journalism's representations of climate change are rooted in the consensual frameworks of human-centredness and consumption-centredness. Leaning on Jacques Ranciére's notion of “the politics of aesthetics”, we aim to challenge these frameworks. We suggest, with examples from visual arts, four aesthetic practices which could intervene in these frameworks: 1) revealing connectedness, 2) recognising agency, 3) compromising the attractions of consumerism, and 4) illuminating alternatives. We propose that visual representations, renewed through these aesthetic practices, could have an effect on how people connect to climate issues and imagine possibilities for agency in the climate crisis. Implementing these aesthetic practices would entail shifts in the sphere of visual journalism.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Unboxing news automation

    • Abstract: News automation is an emerging field within journalism, with the potential to transform newswork. Increasing access to data, combined with developing technology, will allow further inquiries into automated journalism. Producing news text using NLG (natural language generation) is currently largely undertaken in specific, predictable news domains, such as sports or finance. This interdisciplinary study investigates how elite media representatives from Finland, Europe and the US imagine the affordances of this emerging technology for their organization. Our analysis shows how the affordances of news automation are imagined as providing efficiency, increasing output and aiding in reallocating resources to pursue quality journalism. The affordances are, however, constrained by such factors as access to structured data, the quality of automation and a lack of relevant skills. In its current form, automated text generation is seen as providing only limited benefits to news organizations that are already imagining further possibilities of automation.
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Digital payments for a digital generation

    • Abstract: Digitalization is both a major cause of the challenges now faced by several media industries and a source of their potential solutions. Within the book and newspaper industries, the value of the physical product is about to be surpassed by that of digitally delivered content, disrupting the distribution system that these industries have relied on for many decades. In particular, digital distribution has radically changed the way in which consumers engage in unpaid and paid media consumption.Anchored in the notion of disruptive innovation, and more specifically related to the idea of distribution as disruptive technology, our study investigates Generation Z’s unpaid and paid consumption of digital books and online local newspapers. Drawing on two Norwegian audience surveys, we find that both industries involve at least one disruptive actor. Generation Z relies heavily on Facebook as a distribution channel for news. Pay-walls have a negative effect on the usage of paid online local news, despite the belief that paywalled news is better than free news. In the Norwegian book industry, paper books still have a very strong position among Generation Z. Audiobooks have greater usage than e-books, and we conclude that the real disruptive actor in the Norwegian book industry is the streaming of audiobooks by actors such as Storytel.
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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