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Danielson, M. & Nykvist, A. (2023). From investigative to critical local journalism: A quantitative content analysis of critical reporting in local Swedish newspapers with a new analytical focus. Journalistica, 17(1), 1-20
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2023 (English)In: Journalistica, ISSN 1901-6220, E-ISSN 1904-7967, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Journalism is considered to fulfil a societal watchdog role. However, research indicates that local news rarely lives up to established state-of-the-art definitions of investigative journalism. Therefore, this article argues that the assessment of local accountability journalism must include research on the extent to which it assumes a societal watchdog role in a more basic sense, namely by being critical of events and conditions in the local society in some way. A content analysis of approximately 1600 articles in three local Swedish newspapers shows that criticism, even in its mildest form, constitutes less than a fifth of the overall output, and that journalists themselves are the agents of criticism in less than 15 % of the critical articles, disregarding editorials, and that they more often criticize national than local power. In news articles, journalists are less often agents of criticism than both politicians, the public, and representatives of organizations. Actors in the public sphere are targets of criticism in 75 % of the critical articles, whereas those articles rarely target the private sector or civil society.

Keywords
Local journalism, Investigative journalism, Critical journalism, Watchdog journalism, News
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism, Journalism; Media Studies and Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-122483 (URN)10.7146/journalistica.v17i1.133089 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-06-21 Created: 2023-06-21 Last updated: 2023-06-22Bibliographically approved
Nykvist, A., Wahlberg, M., Holt, K., Dahlén, P. & Ezz El Din, M. (2023). Measuring young citizens appreciation of news - between attention, emotional reactions and pertinent quality assessments. In: : . Paper presented at NordMedia Conference 2023 Bergen, 16-18 augusti 2023. Kalmar: Ari LNU-fasta
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Ari LNU-fasta, 2023
Series
Ari LNU-fasta
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism, Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-127551 (URN)
Conference
NordMedia Conference 2023 Bergen, 16-18 augusti 2023
Available from: 2024-02-06 Created: 2024-02-06 Last updated: 2024-03-06
Holt, K., Nykvist, A., Ezz El Din, M., Wahlberg, M. & Dahlén, P. (2023). Young citizens and the quality of news: Construals, Emotions and Strategies. Gothenburg: Lindholmen Science Park
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Så kan unga lockas av nyheter : Labbtester med 18-25-åringar gav unika resultat
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med projektet Young citizens and the quality of news: Construals, Emotions and Strategies har varit att utforska nya sätt att undersöka hur unga betraktar nyheter, hur de interagerar med nyhetsinnehåll och hur känsloreaktioner inverkar på bedömningen av kvalitet. 

Studien är gjord med hjälp av ett flertal metoder, både kvantitativa, kvalitativa och laborativa. Genom att be unga mellan 18 och 25 år att själva leta upp nyheter på sin mobil och samtidigt mäta deras ögonrörelser, genom att visa dem ett antal nyhetsklipp och mäta deras reaktioner samt genom att göra djupintervjuer med de unga om vad de sett och hur de upplevt det, har forskargruppen kunnat dra flera slutsatser kring hur unga definierar och reagerar på nyheter. 

Nu finns rapporten som sammanfattar projektet att läsa och ladda ner på Medier & demokratis hemsida. 

Studien visar bland annat att kvalitet för unga mediekonsumenter är intimt sammankopplat med upplevd relevans och att nyheters förmåga att beröra emotionellt beskrivs som väldigt viktigt för hur de unga i studien bedömer kvalitet. Hur de unga gör för att hitta nyheter varierar, men ett tydligt mönster bland studiens deltagare är att de föredrar textbaserade nyhetsartiklar. 

I rapporten ger forskarna flera tips på vad redaktioner bör göra för att lyckas nå de unga läsarna. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Lindholmen Science Park, 2023. p. 29
Series
Medier & demokrati, Rapport
Keywords
young citizens, news, quality, biometric, eye-tracking, Galvanic Skin Response, observation, unga medborgare, nyheter, kvalitet, biometri, eye-tracking, GSR, observation
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-125887 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-06 Created: 2023-12-06 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Wahlberg, M. & Nykvist, A. (2022). Transmedia journalism as a feature of business models for news media outlets. In: Ville J. E. Manninen, Mari K. Niemi, Anthony Ridge-Newman (Ed.), Futures of Journalism: Technology-stimulated Evolution in the Audience-News Media Relationship (pp. 63-78). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2022 (English)In: Futures of Journalism: Technology-stimulated Evolution in the Audience-News Media Relationship / [ed] Ville J. E. Manninen, Mari K. Niemi, Anthony Ridge-Newman, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, p. 63-78Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter addresses how the journalistic genre transmedia journalism (TMJ) can be implemented into news media outlets' workflows, and suggests a tentative model for TMJ in news rooms. The model considers participatory culture and focuses on story expanding multi-platform publishing using various content formats preferred by the audience and includes news evaluation, content production and distribution. It also suggests that traditional journalistic skills and methods could be complemented by competences from outside the newsroom. It aims at refining storytelling to increase the audience's sense of participation, identification and engagement, thus contributing to new ways of generating income for news media outlets. It could assist news journalism in strengthening its position as a major part of audiences' daily media rituals, and thus contribute to an unbiased, professional, informative, critical, relevant and democratization-favoring journalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Keywords
transmedia, journalism, news media outlets, business models, interactivity, convergense, audience relationship
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism, Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-112747 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-95073-6_5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85159632012 (Scopus ID)9783030950736 (ISBN)9783030950729 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-05-06 Created: 2022-05-06 Last updated: 2023-08-24Bibliographically approved
Holt, K., Nykvist, A., Ezz El Din, M., Wahlberg, M., de la Brosse, R. & Dahlén, P. (2022). Young Citizens and the Quality of new: Measuring attention and emotional reactions in relation to quality assessments. In: Presented at the 72nd Annual ICA Conference "One World, One Network‽", Paris, 26-30 May, 2022: . Paper presented at The 72nd Annual ICA Conference "One World, One Network‽", Paris, 26-30 May, 2022.
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2022 (English)In: Presented at the 72nd Annual ICA Conference "One World, One Network‽", Paris, 26-30 May, 2022, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Young adult citizens (18-30 years) tend to turn away from traditional news media and migrate to media where emotions occupy a more central place and where journalistic standards are not self-evident, thus challenging public discourse and the notion of quality associated with established news media (Schwaiger et al., 2022; Backholm et al., 2021; Baek et al., 2019; Berthelsen & Hameleers, 2021). In this paper, we test possibilities of investigating how young adult citizens construe (perceive, comprehend and interpret) and experience quality of news content in a high choice, hybrid media landscape (Chadwick et al., 2015), characterized by multimodal and intermedial possibilities offered in social media (Holt & Schirrmacher, 2021). In particular, we explore if there is a possible link between emotional reactions to news items, and subsequent quality rating. In media and journalism research, the importance of emotions evoked by news-content has been pointed out in recent years (Wahl-Jørgensen, 2020). Researchers have studied emotional aspects of different types of content (e. g. Uribe & Gunter, 2007), polarization (e. g. Marozzo & Bessi, 2017), and affective responses to political messages (Bakker et al., 2021). Lacking is, however, in depth analysis of how emotional reactions to news might interact with quality assessments. Since young citizens differ from older generations in media use (Boczkowski et al., 2018), it is especially important to understand the notion of quality from the perspective of this age group. Here, biometric data offer promising possibilities, since it allows for measuring emotional response as well as eye-movments during exposure to news. At the same time, methodology for journalism scholars is still at a developmental stage. Therefore, in this paper we present the results from a small-sample pilot study, using GSR and eye-tracking in combination with semi-structured interviews with young citizens about quality in news. Our findings are discussed in relation to the usability of this methodological approach and suggestions for further research are presented.

Keywords
Young citizens; quality of news; eye-tracking; GSR
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-119918 (URN)
Conference
The 72nd Annual ICA Conference "One World, One Network‽", Paris, 26-30 May, 2022
Projects
Young Citizens and the Quality of News
Available from: 2023-03-22 Created: 2023-03-22 Last updated: 2023-03-27Bibliographically approved
Holt, K., Ezz El Din, M., Wahlberg, M., Nykvist, A. & de la Brosse, R. (2022). Young citizens and the Quality of news. Attention, emotional reactions and quality assessments.. In: Presented to the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference 2022,  Las Vegas, USA, April 23-26. 2nd prize winner in the BEA2022 Interest Division’s Top Paper Competition): . Paper presented at The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference, Las Vegas, USA, April 23-26, 2022.. Las Vegas
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2022 (English)In: Presented to the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference 2022,  Las Vegas, USA, April 23-26. 2nd prize winner in the BEA2022 Interest Division’s Top Paper Competition), Las Vegas, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Las Vegas: , 2022
Keywords
Young citizens, quality news, emotions
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Media Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism; Media Studies and Journalism, Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123852 (URN)
Conference
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference, Las Vegas, USA, April 23-26, 2022.
Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
Nykvist, A., Dahlén, P. & Wahlberg, M. (2019). 360°-video i journalistisk produktion. Kalmar: Lnu
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Lnu, 2019. p. 12
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism, Journalism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-98921 (URN)
Available from: 2020-11-12 Created: 2020-11-12 Last updated: 2024-02-14Bibliographically approved
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