52 episodes

What is journalism? How can we make it better? What does "better" look like? We talk about some of these questions -- and answer them -- in our discussions with academics and professionals who've published recently in Journalism Practice. We focus on meanings of advancing digital technologies in journalism, social issues and conditions that journalists (need to) cover, and the future of the field. Articles featured in the episodes are temporarily made free access for citizens, journalists, scholars, and students. While the discussions are rooted in research, they are approached to influence practice. The podcast is hosted and produced by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., a former journalist, Associate Editor at Journalism Practice, an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the U.K. and Visiting Professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Follow him on Twitter @RobertGutscheJr and the podcast @JournPractice or email us with ideas and feedback at jwordpodcast@gmail.com.

The J Word: A Podcast by Journalism Practice Robert (Ted) Gutsche Jr.

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What is journalism? How can we make it better? What does "better" look like? We talk about some of these questions -- and answer them -- in our discussions with academics and professionals who've published recently in Journalism Practice. We focus on meanings of advancing digital technologies in journalism, social issues and conditions that journalists (need to) cover, and the future of the field. Articles featured in the episodes are temporarily made free access for citizens, journalists, scholars, and students. While the discussions are rooted in research, they are approached to influence practice. The podcast is hosted and produced by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., a former journalist, Associate Editor at Journalism Practice, an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the U.K. and Visiting Professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Follow him on Twitter @RobertGutscheJr and the podcast @JournPractice or email us with ideas and feedback at jwordpodcast@gmail.com.

    The J Word 5.8: Gender & Identity in Newswork

    The J Word 5.8: Gender & Identity in Newswork

    In this episode, we take a global look at influences of gender and identity in newswork. With a focus on investigative journalism in Latin America, Vanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce at Texas State University, in the U.S., discusses the opportunities and challenges for women entering that news genre. In Colombia, Julián D. Cortés-Sánchez at Universidad del Rosario who is also affiliated with Fudan University, in China, the Universidad de Los Andes, in Colombia, and Woxsen University, in India, talks through a content analysis of business journalism that, in part, discusses the role and representations of women in financial news. And, recorded separately, Tyra L. Jackson at Texas A&M, in the U.S., shares her autoethnography about working as a Black female reporter in a white newsroom.
      
    Text Featured in this Episode:
    Cortés-Sánchez, J. D., & Ibáñez, D. B. (2022). Content analysis in business digital media columns: evidence from Colombia. Journalism Practice, 16(1), 218-236.
     
    Jackson, T. L. (2022). Stories that Don't Make the News: Navigating a White Newsroom as a Black Female Reporter. Journalism Practice, 1-16.


    Higgins Joyce, V. D. M., Cueva Chacón, L., & Alves, R. C. (2022). Moving Barriers to Investigative Journalism in Latin America in Times of Instability and Professional Innovation. Journalism Practice, 1-19.


      
    Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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    • 52 min
    The J Word 5.7: Valuing Voices in News

    The J Word 5.7: Valuing Voices in News

    Many of us hope that journalism provides a space for a diverse range of voices, though we also recognize that sometimes some voices are louder than others. In this episode, we hear from three scholars whose works in Journalism Practice deal with the elevations and subjugations of “voice.” In Nigeria, Nathan Oguche Emmanuel at National Open University of Nigeria, discusses the “voice,” or lack thereof, of sex workers in a patriarchal media sphere there. With a case based in Ireland, Lucia Vodanovic at the London College of Communication, in the U.K., talks through news coverage of the Irish abortion referendum, giving attention to the complexities of confessional journalism in sharing voices of those most affected by public policy. And, recorded separately, Kevin Hull, at the University of South Carolina, in the U.S., shares the influence of journalists’ voices in shaping news, having spoken for his co-authored piece with Black TV sports journalists there about their experiences in the sports media industry. 
     
    Text and Resources Featured in this Episode:
    Emmanuel, N. O., Suleiman, H. M., & Gever, C. V. (2022). Media and “Abhorrent” Profession: Portrayal of Sex Workers in a Patriarchal Nigerian Society. Journalism Practice, 1-23. 


    Vodanovic, L. (2022). Confessional Journalism, Authenticity and Lived Experiences: A Case Study of News Stories Published During the Irish Abortion Referendum. Journalism Practice, 1-16.


    Hull, K., Walker, D., Romney, M., & Pellizzaro, K. (2022). “Through Our Prism”: Black Television Sports Journalists’ Work Experiences and Interactions with Black Athletes. Journalism Practice, 1-18.


    Sports Media Racial & Gender Report Card
     
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    • 41 min
    The J Word 5.6: Teaching Journalism Today

    The J Word 5.6: Teaching Journalism Today

    In this episode, we talk through all things teaching and training related to journalism. From India, Harikrishnan Bhaskaran, Assistant Professor at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, discusses how he and his coauthors have found educators and trainers talking about global efforts in teaching data journalism, including challenges and opportunities. In Norway, Ragnhild Olsen, Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, shares her coauthored work on blended learning during times of COVID and forecasts what lessons can be carried through in future journalism classes. And, recorded separately, Frances Yeoman, from Liverpool John Moores University, in the U.K., walks us through how senior journalism educators there apply aspects of practice-based learning and news literacy.  
      
    Text Featured in this Episode:
     Bhaskaran, H., Kashyap, G., & Mishra, H. (2022). Teaching Data Journalism: A Systematic Review. Journalism Practice, 1-22. 


    Olsen, R. K., Olsen, G. R., & Røsok-Dahl, H. (2022). Unpacking Value Creation Dynamics in Journalism Education. A Covid-19 Case Study. Journalism Practice, 1-19. 


    Morris, K., & Yeoman, F. (2021). Teaching Future Journalists the News: The Role of Journalism Educators in the News Literacy Movement. Journalism Practice, 1-18.


    Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Online Safety - Media Literacy Strategy Mapping Exercise and Literature Review - Phase 1 Report 


    The Cairncross Review: A Sustainable Future for Journalism


    Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Online Media Strategy Report


    Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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    • 48 min
    The J Word 5.5: What's Journalism Practice Research?

    The J Word 5.5: What's Journalism Practice Research?

    With aims of inclusivity and transparency, in this episode, Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Brennen talks us through what the journal, Journalism Practice, publishes. Our discussion walks through what our editors and reviewers hope to see in terms of submissions, theories that authors engage with, and what is meant to intersect theory and practice. Some of what we have to say about the behind-the-scenes of academic publishing will certainly resonate with other journals and academic places, and we hope it is a way to demystify how things work – at least in terms of the research we hope to publish at Journalism Practice.
     
    Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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    • 32 min
    The J Word 5.4: Editing Today's News

    The J Word 5.4: Editing Today's News

    In this episode, we focus on two ways journalists are working as editors, from setting online visual agendas to dealing with user-influenced content. Gina M. Masullo in the School of Journalism and Media and Associate Director of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, in the U.S., talks through her coauthored piece in Journalism Practice about online discourse between journalists and audiences and how journalists are becoming equipped to take on these conversations. We also hear from Kyser Lough in the Journalism Department at the University of Georgia, in the U.S., who discusses interactions between journalists, wire service photographs, and the influence of race and gender in how and what gets selected for newspaper front pages.  
      
    Text Featured in this Episode:
    Lough, K., & Mortensen, T. M. (2022). Routine and individual-level influences on newspaper front-page images: wire photographs, staff photojournalism, race and gender. Journalism Practice, 1-20.



    Masullo, G. M., Riedl, M. J., & Huang, Q. E. (2022). Engagement moderation: What journalists should say to improve online discussions. Journalism Practice, 16(4), 738-754.
     
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    • 35 min
    The J Word 5.3: Emotional News Gatekeeping

    The J Word 5.3: Emotional News Gatekeeping

    Scenes and sounds of conflict – from social media and online comments to news stories to the crisis of an airplane crash – may make for “good journalism” and set the scene for larger storytelling that journalism is known for. But what other social and cultural impacts do these kinds of stories and this kind of storytelling have? And what about the ordinary people who are caught up in them? How does what we might try to coin in this episode, the “emotional gatekeeping” of journalism shape the forms and functions of news? To answer these questions, we talk with Margareta Salonen at the University of Jyväskylä, in Finland, and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen at Cardiff University, in the U.K., about their coauthored pieces in Journalism Practice, Margareta’s on “conversational gatekeeping” and Karin’s on emotionality in news coverage of plane crashes.


    Text Featured in this Episode:
    Salonen, M., Olbertz-Siitonen, M., Uskali, T., & Laaksonen, S. M. (2022). Conversational Gatekeeping—Social Interactional Practices of Post-Publication Gatekeeping on Newspapers’ Facebook Pages. Journalism Practice, 1-25.


    Boelle, J., & Wahl-Jorgensen, K. (2022). Emotionality in the television coverage of airplane disasters. Journalism Practice, 1-17.


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    • 37 min

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