‘Bashtags’ against journalists: Researching #mediacriticism on Twitter

“Damn you, media”. “Journalists are liars”. “You suck!”.

These are some of the criticisms against the mainstream media that all too often appear on social media today. They may be offensive, rude, libellous, candid or even sensible, but they all seem to suggest one thing: there is a problem with the media and journalists today.

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Life after death (of journalism rhetoric?): Key highlights from J-Education conference

How can journalism education still be relevant after the death of the profession? Well, that’s a difficult question for practitioners, researchers and educationist alike. Of course the question on the death of journalism (a pessimistic view common in the journalism practice today) is a moot point. But maybe the diversity of research on ‘the ‘future of journalism’—like that of NODE—is in itself an indication that there is optimism in a field that has been facing its greatest challenge of remaining relevant in the digital age.

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