Academic sources

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

Mediated Personalization of Executive European Union Politics

A piece of automated content analysis on a corpus of articles covering the European Commission from 1992 to 2016

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Populism in online election coverage

How populist messages by media actors, political actors, and readers are distributed via online news articles, and reader comments during election campaigns in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France

read more United Kingdom France Switzerland Hate speech Ethics of journalism Online news Online media

Commercial pressures in Spanish newsrooms

A study based on 50 interviews with Spanish journalists examines how they respond to commercial pressure from newspapers’ advertisers

read more Spain Advertising Business model Ethics of journalism Censorship Local media Media pluralism

Media Independence through Routine Press-State Relations

A case study of media independence and press-state relationship based on coverage of migration in the United Kingdom

read more Big data Data journalism Media freedom United Kingdom

The spreading of misinformation online

What is the same and what is different in how conspiracy and scientific news spread online? According to this article, published on PNAS and written by 8 authors based in Italy and the US, for both homogeneity is the primary driver for diffusion, but the cascade dynamics is different.

read more Fake news and disinformation Social media Big data


Radical Journalism: Lessons from Greece

How radical journalism in crisis-stricken Greece understands itself and operates in a context that can be described as post democracy

read more Greece Media freedom Ethics of journalism

Johnston Press and the crisis in Ireland’s local newspaper industry, 2005-2014

Local press is not only experiencing declining circulation and revenues, but also a process of corporatisation. The case of the Irish industry illustrates very well some of the main ongoing trends in the field

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How the news media activate public expression and influence national agendas

Media outlets exert a very significant influence on expressed public opinion, a large-scale experiment proves

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Control the money, control the media

An account of the ways governments use funding to keep the media in line

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