Academic sources

Articles by scholars on press and media freedom published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Open access articles are privileged

Sourcing the Sources: An analysis of the use of Twitter and Facebook as a journalistic source

The study analyses the sourcing techniques used by newspaper journalists in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The comparison of Twitter and Facebook sources is given to verify whether the findings apply to social media in general

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Reconstruction of the socio-semantic dynamics of political activist Twitter networks

A case study of the French political landscape on Twitter during the 2017 presidential election, and how different political communities share fake news and debunks

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Is There a Future for Journalism?

This study published in the journal Journalism Practice focuses on political and economic matters impacting journalism's future, the safety of journalists, and internet governance

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Can’t We Just Disregard Fake News? The Consequences of Exposure to Inaccurate Information

Disinformation can create confusion, doubt, and reliance on inaccurate content. A paper, published on Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, discusses the problem and possible solutions

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Automated Serendipity

According to an article published on “Digital Journalism”, people that use search engines for online news use more diverse and more balanced sources.

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Fake News as a Floating Signifier: Hegemony, Antagonism and the Politics of Falsehood

The paper, published on Javnost - The Public Journal, argues that “fake news” has become a “floating signifier”, something which is used by different factions as a part of a battle to impose their viewpoint

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Neutrollization: Industrialized trolling as a pro-Kremlin strategy of desecuritization

This research paper, published on the Security Dialogue journal, identifies and discusses the practice of "neutrollization", a trolling practice aimed at neutralising civil society attempts to cast the Kremlin regime as a societal security threat

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Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age

This paper is the introduction to a Special Section that systematically examines authoritarian practices in relation to digital technologies in multilateral, transnational, and public–private settings. It explains the research agenda and aim of the collection and briefly describes its contributions

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The European media discourse on immigration and its effects: a literature review

The authors of these paper, published on the Annals of the International Communication Association, conducted a literature review of the studies about media coverage of and media effects related to immigration in Europe

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Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism?

This special issue combines insights from seven studies, integrating key findings to advance the understanding of the use of online sources in the news production process, the change of the relationship between journalists and different groups of actors; and the reasons for the use of online sources during journalists’ daily work and the verification of these sources

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