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What moves young people to journalism in a transitional country Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study tested the impact of motivations on willingness to work in journalism among journalism students in Serbia, through a national survey at four major journalism programs in the country. The results showed that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have a significant impact on willingness to work in journalism, with one extrinsic motivation (achievement […]

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Attribution of global ethical norms Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study examined, by comparative thematic analysis, public perceptions of global journalistic norms of independence and integrity by studying perceptions of news media corruption in three Eastern European countries: Serbia, Macedonia, and Croatia. In-depth interviews with 61 representatives of the three nations revealed that, in the public eye, the breaches of journalistic independence and […]

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Corporate WeChat Communication in China Yan Jin

Abstract: This study tackles the gap in public relations research on how corporations utilize WeChat, the dominant social media in China, to communicate and interact with publics. Using a content analysis of 1,488 WeChat posts of 15 top Chinese business-to-consumer enterprises, this study examined how the organizational factors (i.e., company type, ownership, and industry) and […]

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Do demographics matter Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study examined individual differences in perceived news media corruption (PNMC), by conducting a face-to-face survey on a stratified random sample of the Serbian population (N=544). Extremely high levels of PNMC were found, as well as significant differences in PNMC scores for gender, education level, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and membership in majority ethnic […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: In the past quarter century, governments, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have poured vast sums of money into emerging and transitional countries with the goal of developing  sustainable, high-quality news media.  The goal has been to encourage journalism that meets generally accepted international standards for professional journalism that supports transparent, democratic, non-corrupt government, and economic […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: This study examines the economic, organizational, legal, and political factors in the ecology of news organizations that are related to the production of quality journalism in developing and transitional countries.  The study uses data generated by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and ZenithOptimedia to examine the research question. Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative […]

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Governmental control of the Internet and WikiLeaks Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study looked at how newspapers operating in nations with varying degrees of governmental Internet control discussed Internet freedom of expression within their coverage of Wikileaks. This was done through a thematic analysis of news items about WikiLeaks and Internet freedom of expression in the left-leaning newspapers of The Guardian (Great Britain), Le Monde […]

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Can World System Theory Predict News Flow on Twitter Itai Himelboim

Abstract: Social media platforms provide world governments with the opportunity to distribute news content from their broadcast channels directly to foreign publics [Wallerstein, I. (1974). The modern world system. New York: Academic Press] World System Theory, which has successfully explained and predicted the structure of international news flow, is now being challenged. Specifically, these social platforms […]

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Understanding the politics of your public Maria Len-Ríos

Abstract: Hispanics, or Latinos, are the largest U.S. minority group and are poised to play a key role in U.S. elections. Public relations practitioners who work in politics should be interested in what motivates young Latinos to participate in politics. This study reports the findings of a national non probability online survey conducted in July 2015 […]

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Public trust in journalism and media Lee B. Becker

Abstract: The public is very critical of journalists and of the news media. It hardly matters what question is asked. The actual performance of those in journalism and of their organizations is viewed critically by citizens. The public has become more critical of journalists and of news organizations over time. Trust and confidence have decreased, […]

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