Journal Volume: Volume 9 Issue 1

Volume 9, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

"The three papers call attention to the disconnect between the mainstream of communication scholarship and the actual conditions in which journalism is practiced in many parts of the world. This relates to the frequent difficulty of this scholarship to identify both authoritarian practices even within democratic regimes, and the acts of resistance against government, corporate, and social pressure. If the advanced economies of the West have anything to learn from the rest, the studies published in this volume indicate that risk is not only clear-cut authoritarianism, but also authoritarian practices present even in within the central institutions of a democratic polity." - Dr. Pablo Boczkowski and Dr. Eugenia Mitchelstein, Guest Editors  Read More

Exposing the president: The political angle of a natural disaster in Chile

By Magdalena Saldaña Chile is a country with high levels of digital news consumption but decreasing levels of confidence in journalism and traditional news media outlets. In a place where natural disasters are common, Chilean citizens usually turn to digital and social media to find out more information about how events unfold. By relying on …  Read More

Guest Editors’ Note: Digital media and democracy in the Americas: Renewing a journalism of accountability for extraordinary times

By Eugenia Mitchelstein, associate professor and director of the communication degree, University of San Andrés, Argentina and Pablo J. Boczkowski, professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University Along with setting the social and political agenda and representing a wide range of public opinions, one of the most important roles of the news media in democratic …  Read More

A case of reverse-agenda setting? How 2018’s FIFA World Cup coverage reduced media reporting of Uruguayan budget bill’s yearly revision

By Matías Dodel, Federico Comesaña, and Daniel Blanc Through agenda setting, news media become critical for the visibility of political account­ability instances. This article aims to provide statistical evidence for a scenario in which news media shift their reporting agenda anticipating the public’s interests or newswor­thiness of an extraneous event (the 2018 FIFA World Cup), …  Read More

Invited Commentary: Whose journalism matters and for whom?

By Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D. Raymond Williams Professor of Communication Director, Center for Media at Risk University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication   The untold aspects of journalism’s Anglo-American imaginary are too numerous to be counted. Worse yet, they permeate all kinds of values, beliefs and practices that com-prise an unachievable ideal of what journalism …  Read More