Fe’Mail_Malawi News_25 April- May 1 2015

Name of article: Fe’ Mail Name of publication: Malawi News Country: Malawi Date: 25 April- May 1 2015 Theme: Tabloids GEM Classification: Gender Awareness Genre: Editorial Skill: Language Analysis Description: The […]

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Pieter Verdegem, Christian Fuchs
Towards a Participatory, Co-operative and Sustainable Information Society? A Critical Analysis of Swedish ICT Policy Discourses (pdf)

Anders HorsbÁ¸l
Energy Transition in and by the Local Media. The Public Emergence of an ‘Energy Town’ (pdf)

Michael Westerlund
Talking Suicide. Online Conversations about a Taboo Subject (pdf)

Thomas Mosebo Simonsen
The Mashups of YouTube (pdf)

Michael Karlsson, Christer Clerwall
Negotiating Professional News Judgment and “ClicksÀ. Comparing Tabloid, Broadsheet and Public Service Traditions in Sweden (pdf)

Matti NÁ¤si, Pekka RÁ¤sÁ¤nen
Changing Media Preferences? Comparing the Perceived Importance of Television, Newspapers and the Internet in Finland, 1999-2009 (pdf)

Jaana Hujanen
Use of Development Dialogues in Learning and Changing Journalism Practice (pdf)

Carolina MartÁ­nez, Gunilla Jarlbro, Helena Sandberg
Children’s Views and Practices Regarding Online Advertising. An Interview Study with Swedish Nine-Year-Olds (pdf)

Orla VigsÁ¸
Ironic Crisis Communication? Reflections on Three Videos by the Swedish Rail Company SJ

July 7, 2014 Themes: Media | Tabloids Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) | Journal

Gender violence a rampant

Recent studies by Gender Links Botswana has revealed that ovr two thirds of women in Botswana (67) experience some form of gender violence in their life time.
The study says 44% of men admit to perpetrating violence against women . Roos van Dorp , Gender Links Program Officer told Global Post that while Botswana is doing enough to eliminate gender based violence , statistics still show that violence is still high and prevalent in the country.

Social media in the newspaper newsroom : the professional use of Facebook and Twitter at Rapport and The Mail & Guardian

In a time of uncertainty for newspapers due in part to dwindling circulation, loss of advertising revenue and declining readership, Internet-based technologies have continued to grow. The unprecedented rise of social media, of which Facebook and Twitter are wellknown examples, has not gone unnoticed by the newspaper community. Despite their initial misgivings about the credibility of the information disseminated on these media, mainstream journalists worldwide have gradually started to adopt social media as professional tools. Social media serve as channels that help to funnel information towards journalists. Some newspaper journalists also use these media to broadcast news and promote their personal brands. The continued use of social media on a professional level will arguably have an impact on the daily routines and cultures within a newsroom. Academic research in this area is limited, especially within the South African context. This study explores whether the professional use of social media, with specific reference to Facebook and Twitter, influences the processes and cultures of news selection and presentation at the South Africa newspapers Rapport and the Mail & Guardian. A newsroom study within a social constructionism paradigm employed a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including self-administered questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and ethnography. The main findings of this study were that the majority of journalists at Rapport and the Mail & Guardian used Facebook and Twitter actively on a professional level À“ mainly for trend tracking. The newsroom cultures were open and encouraging towards social media use. Journalists were also aware that social media create opportunities for their audiences to challenge the traditional roles of journalists and the realities constructed by the mainstream media. According to the journalists from Rapport and the Mail & Guardian the professional use of social media had not significantly altered their processes of news selection and presentation.

November 6, 2012 Themes: Education | ICT's | Media | Tabloids Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Judge extends stay away order for Bullock stalker

A California judge on Friday extended for three years a stay away order against a man who is accused of stalking Oscar À“ winning actress Sandra Bullock.

Was Diana a virgin on the day of her wedding?

This article discusses the publication of a new book about Princess Diana, by her former friend who claims that she was not a virgin on the day of her wedding. She slept with the Prince in the Royal train before getting married.

Wed on royal terms

The story is a report on Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s concern about men whom he calls opportunists who want to marry his daughters just to secure business deals. He was speaking at princess Thandeka, one of his daughters, dowry payment ceremony. He also told his son-in-law’s family that they will have to foot the wedding expenses and that the wedding plans will be on the royal family’s terms. 44 cows were given to the royal family as part of dowry. The King also sent out a stern warning that anyone interested in marrying his daughters must be prepared to pay 144 cows as ilobolo, dowry’.

I don’t want a Brenda Fassie for a wife

The story is about an older man complaining about the behaviour of his young wife. He says that his wife who recently signed a recording deal will not have time to take care of their baby since she will be on the road most of the time promoting her album. Further states that he wants his wife and not a nanny to raise their child. The man states that knowing his wife, she is capable of seeing other men behind his back.

Save me from evil voice! A sister says she’s sorry!, Daily Sun

The story is about a woman, Lulama Dindo who uses muthi to teach her sister, Nosiselo Skhinzi a lesson. The muthi was supposed to get Nosiselo beaten up but instead it was her husband who was attacked by strangers and spent several nights in hospital. Lulama then started seeing a six month old baby who could walk and had an adult voice every time she went to the toilet at her house.

Without hands and legs Jean Marc keeps on fighting

The story is about a 22 year old boy born without hands and legs but has never felt that he was a disabled person. His parents have never put him in a special school. He walked on his knees until he had an operation in a French Hospital. He now walks with artificial legs and drives his motorcycle. He met his fiancée at an NGO and will soon be married.