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Wishful Thinking in Specialized Journalism: Trade publication construction of female audiences in the digital age: Journalism Studies: Vol 19, No 10
This paper examines how the specialized journalism of two popular entertainment media trade publications, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, constructed female “audiences” from 2006 to 2015. The study seeks to capture how the two trades adapted their discourse about female media consumers during a decade of flux in which media technologies, consumption habits, and audience participation altered considerably. This case study integrates elements of feminist media analysis and critical audience studies in a discourse analysis of 318 articles that discuss women as consumers of television or film. The study finds that entertainment media trade publication discourse on female audiences in the digital era emphasizes summary audience measurements and broad demographic targets, with occasional assertions about interpretive activities. The rather simplistic construction of audiences generally conceals the ways in which digital and social media have altered how viewers access, comment on, and circulate mainstream entertainment texts. Industry attempts to harness female viewers’ unpaid digital labor for marketing purposes is equally obscured, while the patriarchal nature of entertainment media industries is exemplified.
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“Complicating the Narratives”
people who had read the more simplistic article tended to get stuck in negativity. But those who had read the more complex articles did not. They asked more questions, proposed higher quality ideas and left the lab more satisfied with their conversations. “They don’t solve the debate,” Coleman says, “but they do have a more nuanced understanding and more willingness to continue the conversation.” Complexity is contagious, it turns out, which is wonderful news for humanity.
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16 days ago by paulbradshaw
Commercialization of Technology News: Quantity and quality dimensions: Journalism Practice: Vol 12, No 5
While technology news has become a major news genre, the coverage of high-tech products has raised concerns regarding the commercialization of journalism. Drawing on salience transfer and exemplification theory, this study explores how The New York Times and USA Today covered Apple products along quantity and quality dimensions. A content analysis documented a landslide in the amount of coverage on Apple products in both newspapers. Both iPhones and iPads were disproportionately over-covered in relation to their market share. Over one-third of the headlines about the iPhone covered the product favorably. The New York Times published more stories about these gadgets than USA Today did, while USA Today was twice as likely to portray iPhones in a positive light. These findings have raised questions about the commercialization of technology news and its impact on journalism.
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23 days ago by paulbradshaw
Portland bakery fires employees who denied service to a black woman after just helping white customers
No, Jeanne, I have not been "the victim of racism." I studied and loved Critical Race Theory in college, by the way. So I know quite a bit about the subject. We could discuss it if you'd like, without any snark that is.

However, working in a public school system, yes I have been the victim of racially bigoted and homophobic language by students of color. You would cringe if you heard what these students said to me on a near daily basis. Moreover, these same students have tried to claim that I am biased or racist, and certain people within positions of power believed them.

When I tried to explain the situation I was basically shot down and told I am a male with white privilege. And when I tried to explain that people of color with whom I work discipline these students more often than me, I was told that they are also biased/racists too.

Imagine being me, someone who other students on campus probably labeled an "SJW," or whatever, and you start working in a public education system in which certain students treat you like dirt and people within power blame you. Your skepticism for these sorts of things heighten.

The world is pretty damn complicated, and I wouldn't simplify the narrative if I were you.
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How Pakistani Journalists Subvert Danger - and the Narrative - with Data - Global Investigative Journalism NetworkGlobal Investigative Journalism Network
In Balochistan Government Builds Roads While People Sink Further into Poverty, Adnan Amir dances neatly around Balochistan’s corrupt procurement process with data. He did not expose the corrupt actors, but told the stories of innocent victims. Through a data-driven comparison with FATA, he shows how siphoning off public funds has left Balochistan’s citizens sicker, poorer and less educated than their neighbors. He could not get access to, and probably would not risk publishing, data from the Balochistan procurement database to identify the thieves.

Instead, in a follow up story, In Balochistan, Five Times More People Die in Highway Accidents than Suicide Blasts, published in late February, he offered the government an easy way to save face and improve access to healthcare. Sure enough, the National Highway Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 18 to establish five trauma centers along Balochistan’s highways.
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10 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
BBC Blogs - About the BBC - Crossing Divides
Data is an essential tool of solutions-focused journalism, and so we are kicking off the season with an Ipsos Mori Poll. People in 27 countries are being asked to rate how tolerant their country is, and to identify which groups they trust the least - perhaps someone younger, wealthier, or who has a different political belief.

As part of the season, we are also offering audiences tips on how to have encounters with those who are different to us via interactive comics pioneered by BBC News Labs working with BBC World Service. Audiences can pick a character on one side of a debate, for example the right to carry guns in the USA, and try different responses in order to elicit a meaningful dialogue, with bespoke illustrations every step of the way and bespoke feedback.
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12 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
It's funny that never having liked Morrissey's... - Matthew M. Bartlett
It's funny that never having liked Morrissey's songs is now paraded as a moral accomplishment, like volunteering at a soup kitchen or helping rebuild a city after a tsunami.
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