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Appelgren, E. (2019). Book Review: Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News, by Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young and Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt, by C. W. Anderson [Review]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: Data Journalism and the Regeneration of News, by Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young and Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt, by C. W. Anderson
2019 (English)In: Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, ISSN 1077-6990, E-ISSN 2161-430X, p. 1-3Article, book review (Other academic) Epub ahead of print
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39382 (URN)10.1177/1077699019876106 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2019). Book review: News, numbers, and public opinion in a data-driven world: by An Nguyen New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, 304 pp., £86.40 (hardback.), ISBN: 9781501330353, £26.09 (paperback), ISBN: 9781501354007 [Review]. Digital Journalism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: News, numbers, and public opinion in a data-driven world: by An Nguyen New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, 304 pp., £86.40 (hardback.), ISBN: 9781501330353, £26.09 (paperback), ISBN: 9781501354007
2019 (English)In: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082XArticle, book review (Other academic) Epub ahead of print
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39009 (URN)10.1080/21670811.2019.1662322 (DOI)000485417600001 ()
Available from: 2019-09-15 Created: 2019-09-15 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. & Nygren, G. (2019). HiPPOs (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) in the Swedish media industry on innovation: A study of news media leaders’ attitudes towards innovation. Journal of Media Innovations, 5(1), 45-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>HiPPOs (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) in the Swedish media industry on innovation: A study of news media leaders’ attitudes towards innovation
2019 (English)In: Journal of Media Innovations, ISSN 1812-7592, E-ISSN 1894-5562, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 45-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Decades of change in the media landscape and technological innovation have brought several uncertainties to media leadership. In this study, we build on the upper echelons theory to discuss the possible isomorphic behaviour of media leaders. Based on a survey of 372 Swedish media leaders, our results indicate that while innovation is considered to be a strength at media companies, innovation work may still stand in contrast to the institutional perspective. We found that Swedish media leaders perceive innovation as highly important and something they are good at. The perceived ability to work with innovation inside the organizations (rather than introducing knowledge from outside expertise) is undermined by the fact that, during the average work week, the majority of leaders set aside very little time for developing their own competences, individual talks with their employees, and time to reflect on their own work. Thus, in line with upper echelons theory, we find a paradox of trust in in-house innovative strength and, at the same time, media leaders fall back on their own experiences, limiting the inflow of new ideas into their strategic work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: University of Oslo, 2019
Keywords
media management; leadership; innovation; skill development; leadership roles; change
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38146 (URN)10.5617/jomi.6503 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-20 Created: 2019-05-20 Last updated: 2019-08-08Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. & Salaverría, R. (2019). Interacting, but not contributing: fruitless news crowdsourcing in Spain. Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodí­stico, 25(2), 639-655
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interacting, but not contributing: fruitless news crowdsourcing in Spain
2019 (English)In: Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodí­stico, ISSN 1134-1629, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 639-655Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Trusting the audience to contribute data, a practice called crowdsourcing, is one of several procedures of contemporary data journalism. While previous research has embraced the idea of crowdsourcing as a transparent way of engaging the audience, the journalistic practice of crowdsourcing is currently still limited. The Spanish case is particularly illuminating of the gap between theoretical expectations and reality. Although online news media in Spain stands out because of its commitment to exploring interactive possibilities, and its audience is especially prone to comment on news, this qualitative study presents evidence that Spanish data journalists remain quite reluctant to embrace crowdsourcing as a research method. Based on semi-structured interviews with five Spanish data journalists, this paper explains the motivations behind this reluctance as well as the challenges of activating the audience.

Abstract [es]

Confiar en la audiencia para que contribuya con datos, una práctica llamada crowdsourcing, es uno de los procedimientos del periodismo de datos contemporáneo. Si bien las investigaciones anteriores han adoptado la idea de crowdsourcing como una forma transparente de involucrar a la audiencia, esta práctica periodística todavía es limitada. El caso español es particularmente esclarecedor de la brecha entre las expectativas teóricas y la realidad. Aunque los medios de comunicación digitales españoles se destacan por su compromiso con la exploración de las posibilidades interactivas, y su audiencia es especialmente propensa a comentar noticias, este estudio cualitativo presenta evidencias de que los periodistas de datos en España siguen siendo bastante reacios a adoptar el crowdsourcing como un método de investigación. Basado en entrevistas semiestructuradas con cinco periodistas de datos, este artículo explica las motivaciones detrás de esta renuencia, así como los desafíos de la activación de la audiencia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2019
Keywords
Crowdsourcing, citizen journalism, data journalism, interactivity, Crowdsourcing; periodismo ciudadano; periodismo de datos; interactividad
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38696 (URN)10.5209/esmp.64792 (DOI)2-s2.0-85073534075 (Scopus ID)
Note

Spanish title: Interactuando sin aportar: el infructuoso crowdsourcing periodístico en España

Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2019). Remaining in Control with an Illusion of Interactivity: The Paternalistic Side of Data Journalism*. Journalism Practice (8), 956-960
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Remaining in Control with an Illusion of Interactivity: The Paternalistic Side of Data Journalism*
2019 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, no 8, p. 956-960Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Data journalism; paternalism; interactivity; visualization; control
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38760 (URN)10.1080/17512786.2019.1642128 (DOI)000484405600015 ()2-s2.0-85071004681 (Scopus ID)
Note

*To access the original research article, please see the full reference and DOI here: Appelgren, Ester. 2018. “An Illusion of Interactivity: The Paternalistic Side of Data Journalism.” Journalism Practice 12 (3): 308–325. doi:10.1080/17512786.2017. 1299032.

Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. & Leckner, S. (2019). Tröga processer i en snabb medievärld (6ed.). In: Gunnar Nygren, Ingela Wadbring (Ed.), På väg mot medievärlden 2030: Journalistikens villkor och utmaningar (pp. 31-51). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tröga processer i en snabb medievärld
2019 (Swedish)In: På väg mot medievärlden 2030: Journalistikens villkor och utmaningar / [ed] Gunnar Nygren, Ingela Wadbring, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 6, p. 31-51Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 6
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38778 (URN)978-91-44-12506-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2018). An Illusion of Interactivity: The paternalistic side of data journalism. Journalism Practice, 2(3), 308-325
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Illusion of Interactivity: The paternalistic side of data journalism
2018 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 308-325Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores paternalism in contemporary data journalism, a hybrid form of journalism where parts of the engineering culture are blended with the culture of journalism. Technologists often question paternalistic elements in design, whereas journalists consider paternalistic decision-making to be justified as an inherent part of what journalism is. Based on a predominately qualitative content analysis of paternalistic elements in 31 data journalistic projects submitted to the Nordic Data Journalism Awards in 2013, 2015 and 2016, three characteristics of paternalism were found: controlling functionality, the illusion of interactivity and linearity. All three characteristics include several types of control over the audience control, embedded in the design, and as previous research has found that paternalism is often associated with negative effects, on the basis of journalistic choices in design and presentation involving technology, the problem is whether the audience begins to perceive data journalism as controlling, non-transparent or intrusive.

Keywords
control, data journalism, design, interactivity, paternalism, user experience
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32268 (URN)10.1080/17512786.2017.1299032 (DOI)000429612800004 ()2-s2.0-85015633897 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-03-17 Created: 2017-03-17 Last updated: 2018-04-26Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2018). Bokrecension: Aske Kammer: Digital journalistik: kort og præcist om medier og kommunikation [Review]. Nordicom Information, 40(2), 124-126
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bokrecension: Aske Kammer: Digital journalistik: kort og præcist om medier og kommunikation
2018 (Swedish)In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 124-126Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
digital journalistik konvergens
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36952 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-12 Created: 2018-12-12 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2018). [Book review:] Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Reviewed by Ester Appelgren [Review]. International Journal of Communication, 12, 433-435
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Book review:] Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Reviewed by Ester Appelgren
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 12, p. 433-435Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Will the current practice of data and digital analysis harm humanities scholarship? Or will increasing access to data and easy-to-use tools for digital analysis instead strengthen the ability to critically interpret culture and contemporary life? These two perspectives permeate The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data, edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es.

Keywords
data digital humanities research methods book review
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35594 (URN)000431821400030 ()
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Appelgren, E. (2018). Commentary: Openness and Transparency in the Data Journalism Practice. Nordicom Information, 40(1), 76-77
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commentary: Openness and Transparency in the Data Journalism Practice
2018 (English)In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 76-77Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Keywords
data journalism
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35595 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
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