Research

Our Research

11. February 2015 0 Comments
Our Research

Freedom of the media, freedom of expression and independent journalism are key values and ideals of democratic societies. In this respect, the members of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC) are united in their conviction that research into social information structures and communication processes has a highly important role to play. The […]

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The Role and the Impact of European Court of Human Rights in Kosovo Media Legislation

9. February 2015
The Role and the Impact of European Court of Human Rights in Kosovo Media Legislation

This research project will examine the role and impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms in enlargement countries, focusing specifically on Kosovo. The European Union has twenty-eight member states, Croatia being the last one to join the Union, on 1 July 2013. A guaranteed right […]

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Cross-border Networks for Investigative Journalism

5. February 2015
Cross-border Networks for Investigative Journalism

By Stefan Candea, Ph.D. candidate enrolled at CAMRI, University of Westminster While researchers and authors document the disappearance of investigative journalism in mainstream media because of budget cuts (Starkman 2014, Gruen 2014, Lewis 2006), some observe a boom during the last decade in alternative organizations and groups focusing on investigative journalism who network across borders. The […]

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Public Service Broadcasters

5. February 2015
Public Service Broadcasters

Martin Hoffmann`s Ph.D thesis is designed as an international comparative study and investigates the contradiction of independence and control of public-service broadcasters in Europe. Public service broadcasters (PSB) are among the most influential media institutions in Europe, financed through billions of euros of public funds. PSB-executives and a political majority widely regard them as indispensable part […]

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Social network analysis

19. September 2014 0 Comments
Social network analysis

In order to understand journalistic activities, it is not enough to be familiar with the individual patterns of behaviour and orientation of the journalists or the system in which they move. The social connections in which they are embedded are also important. Journalism research, with its actor-focused and theoretical systems approach, thus needs to add […]

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Research Project: Free Newspapers in Europe

16. September 2014
Research Project: Free Newspapers in Europe

The threat: With the exception of Germany, we have been seeing an increase in competition for readers and advertisers between paid (subscriptions or newsstand) and free newspapers in practically all metropolitan areas of Europe. In several regions of Europe – first and foremost in France – this competition has become a struggle for survival among […]

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Eyetracking and live communication

15. September 2014
Eyetracking and live communication

There is only one first impression. This is one reason why many companies spare no expenses or trouble to present their brands in a favourable light at trade shows. The booth at trade shows is of considerable importance. The multi-sensual design of communications efforts is becoming of increased focus. But in many cases the visual design […]

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Quality Assurance in the Media

14. September 2014
Quality Assurance in the Media

IPJ’s research focuses on quality assurance in print and online journalism and also on how journalism is changing in converging media landscapes: what trends to focus on and how to assure quality in the process. Specific questions stem from research funded by media companies and editorial media boards and are published for recommended implementation as […]

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Visual Analytics

13. September 2014 0 Comments
Visual Analytics

Large collections of texts are probably among the most significant information sources for researchers, corporate employees and private persons. Easy access to large electronic text collections is thus a significant challenge for science and society. The development of scalable methods for this access requires the collaboration of the fields of Information Retrieval, Visualization and Human-Computer […]

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Online reader panels: the method

12. September 2014
Online reader panels: the method

Do readers see and use the new online guidelines? Has the new design on page three truly increased its readability? Do our online users notice that we provide background stories to issues found in the print versions? Was our local feature with the extra-large portrait well received – or was it counterproductive? These questions concerning […]

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