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Cheruiyot, D., Baack, S. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2019). Data Journalism Beyond Legacy Media: The case of African and European Civic Technology Organizations. Digital Journalism, 1-15
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Data Journalism Beyond Legacy Media: The case of African and European Civic Technology Organizations
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, s. 1-15Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Research has paid relatively little attention to two aspects that are increasingly important in understanding data journalism as a maturing field: (a) journalism today is increasingly provided by a diverse set of actors both inside and outside of legacy media organizations, and (b) data journalism has become a global phenomenon that cannot be fully grasped within national contexts only. Our article brings both of these aspects together and investigates the roles and practices of peripheral actors in European and African contexts. We engage with research on the role of non-profits and civic technologists in journalism to interrogate further the entanglements between civic technology organizations and data journalism. Following in-depth interviews with 29 practitioners of data-driven non-profits in Europe and Africa, we conclude that practices and roles of these non-profits in relation to journalism are similar, but transcultural and contextual influences shape how they complement or expand data journalism.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Routledge, 2019
Emneord
Civic technology organizations, data journalism, journalism practice, legacy news media, non-profits
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71709 (URN)10.1080/21670811.2019.1591166 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-04-04 Laget: 2019-04-04 Sist oppdatert: 2019-05-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Cheruiyot, D., Baack, S. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2018). Data journalism at the periphery of news media: A comparative study of African and European practices. In: The Annual SACOMM Conference 2018: "Communication at a Crossroads". Paper presented at SACOMM 2018 at the University of Johannesburg, 12-14 September 2018.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Data journalism at the periphery of news media: A comparative study of African and European practices
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: The Annual SACOMM Conference 2018: "Communication at a Crossroads", 2018Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69726 (URN)
Konferanse
SACOMM 2018 at the University of Johannesburg, 12-14 September 2018
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-10-19 Laget: 2018-10-19 Sist oppdatert: 2019-02-07bibliografisk kontrollert
Cheruiyot, D. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2018). Extract. Inject. Repeat.: Expanding journalistic practice through civic technologies and data journalism. In: Nordic Data Journalism Conference (NODA18): “The second wave of data journalism research”. Paper presented at NODA18, Nordic Data Journalism, 15-17 March 2018, Södertörn University, Sweden.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Extract. Inject. Repeat.: Expanding journalistic practice through civic technologies and data journalism
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Nordic Data Journalism Conference (NODA18): “The second wave of data journalism research”, 2018Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66842 (URN)
Konferanse
NODA18, Nordic Data Journalism, 15-17 March 2018, Södertörn University, Sweden
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-03-24 Laget: 2018-03-24 Sist oppdatert: 2018-05-17bibliografisk kontrollert
Cheruiyot, D. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2018). “Fact-Checking Africa”: Epistemologies, data and the expansion of journalistic discourse. Digital Journalism, 6(8), 964-975
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>“Fact-Checking Africa”: Epistemologies, data and the expansion of journalistic discourse
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, Vol. 6, nr 8, s. 964-975Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The prominence of “fake news” today has sparked an open challenge to the legitimacy of traditional news media. As a result, a series of independent data-driven organisations are emerging to fact-check legacy news media as well as other news sources. This study examines how these actors advocate and adopt journalistic practice and the perceived impact they have on news journalism. We draw our data from in-depth interviews with 14 practitioners working in three organisations—Code for Africa, Open Up and Africa Check—that are currently leading major data and fact-checking operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Our findings show that while these non-journalistic actors are at the periphery of news media as institutions, their operations, activities and goals are at the heart of journalistic discourse. In their data strategies, they emerge as data advocates and activists seeking to reformulate fact-checking processes within news media.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Emneord
Africa Check, Code for Africa, fact-checking, journalistic discourse, legacy news media, Open Up
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69727 (URN)10.1080/21670811.2018.1493940 (DOI)000455679700003 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-10-19 Laget: 2018-10-19 Sist oppdatert: 2019-02-14
Cheruiyot, D., Ferrer Conill, R. & Baack, S. (2018). Fact-checking and journalism discourse: The perceived influence of data-driven non-profits in Africa. In: : . Paper presented at The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Fact-checking and journalism discourse: The perceived influence of data-driven non-profits in Africa
2018 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68588 (URN)
Konferanse
The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-07-17 Laget: 2018-07-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-27bibliografisk kontrollert
Ferrer Conill, R. (2018). Gamifying the news: Exploring the introduction of game elements into digital journalism. (Doctoral dissertation). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Gamifying the news: Exploring the introduction of game elements into digital journalism
2018 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

For over a century, crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes have been present in newspapers. Digital journalism has only increased the trend of integrating game elements in news media, often blurring the traditional boundaries between news and games.

This dissertation aims to explore and understand how and why news organizations and newsworkers use gamification in digital news websites and to analyze the objectives behind its implementation in news production. The importance of trying to understand this development stems from the different roles that digital games and news have in contemporary democratic societies. While journalism is often regarded as the main source of information for the public to act as citizens, digital games predominantly remain considered as entertainment media.

Drawing from media sociology and new institutionalism, this study engages with the literature on converging processes of popularization and professionalization of journalism, and how different institutional logics of gamification and journalism interact. Methodologically, this qualitative multiple case study analyzes four diverse news organizations (the Guardian, Bleacher Report, the Times of India, and Al Jazeera), interviewing 56 newsworkers, and conducting game-system analysis of their respective gamified systems.

The findings suggest that while news organizations often frame their motivations within the celebratory rhetoric of gamification, a deeper look into the material manifestations of gamified news systems tend to problematize the empowering claims of gamification. Instead, a complex interplay between the professional and commercial logics of journalism and the hedonic and utilitarian logics of gamification shapes how news organizations and newsworkers implement gamified systems. This dissertation contributes to a larger debate on the friction professionalism and the market, on institutional interaction, and the increasing transgression of journalistic institutional borders.

Abstract [en]

Would you read more news if you could earn points, win badges, unlock content, or level up? Would a journalist write more often to be on top of a leaderboard?

Various digital newspapers have integrated gamification as a way to incentivize user behavior with game elements. However, the ways news organizations use gamification and the behaviors they target are not homogenous. This dissertation studied four news organizations – the Guardian, Bleacher Report, the Times of India, and Al Jazeera – that use gamification in surprisingly different ways. From giving incentives and rewards to their readers, to crafting new storytelling techniques. From creating a system where journalists are the players, to calling the readers to participate in a crowdsourcing investigative initiative. The results suggest that a complex interplay between the professional and commercial logics of journalism and the hedonic and utilitarian logics of gamification shapes the implementation of gamified systems.

But, is it all fun and games, or are there other concerns about how news organizations and newsworkers are gamifying the news?

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018. s. 298
Serie
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:36
Emneord
Journalism, Digital Journalism, Gamification, News, Institutional Logics
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68828 (URN)978-91-7063-871-8 (ISBN)978-91-7063-966-1 (ISBN)
Disputas
2018-10-05, 12A138 Geijer, Universitetsgatan 2, Karlstad, 13:15 (engelsk)
Opponent
Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-09-17 Laget: 2018-08-21 Sist oppdatert: 2019-02-12bibliografisk kontrollert
Ferrer Conill, R. & Tandoc, E. C. . (2018). The Audience-Oriented Editor: Making sense of the audience in the newsroom. Digital Journalism, 6(4), 1-18
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The Audience-Oriented Editor: Making sense of the audience in the newsroom
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 1-18Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Spurred by the increasingly central role of audience metrics in the editorial process, a new set of roles is being introduced in the newsroom primarily focused on navigating audience data. This paper aims to understand these emerging audience-oriented roles and to what extent considerations of the audience figures in editorial choices. This paper draws from a set of 15 in-depth interviews with engagement editors, social media editors and audience editors from different media systems around the world. Three major findings emerge: First, the definition of engagement is almost entirely centered on different types of metrics. Second, while audience-oriented editors take part in the editorial process, their role is to help journalists negotiate between the information obtained by their metrics and their journalistic intuition to make editorial decisions. Third, there is a lack of cohesiveness regarding what these newsroom positions are and how they operate. The paper contributes to the growing literature on the pervasiveness of metrics and quantification of journalistic processes by offering a more nuanced understanding of a new set of editorial roles.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Emneord
analytics, audience, digital journalism, engagement, journalism, metrics, social media
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66666 (URN)10.1080/21670811.2018.1440972 (DOI)000438910400003 ()2-s2.0-85042425085 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-03-13 Laget: 2018-03-13 Sist oppdatert: 2019-05-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Fast, K., Ryan Bengtsson, L. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2017). A spatial approach to fan labor: Conceptualizing fan mobilization in transmedia marketing. In: : . Paper presented at Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism and Belonging conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 5th – 7th April, 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands..
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>A spatial approach to fan labor: Conceptualizing fan mobilization in transmedia marketing
2017 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

When Swedish artist Tove Styrke released her album Kiddo (2015) on Spotify, she mobilized her fans through an immersive marketing campaign that stretched across and beyond media platforms: an 8-bit game, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Dreamhack, and a major Swedish music festival were key campaign platforms. The campaign construction was hardly unique, but rather illustrative of current trends in cultural production, including transmedia marketing and the increasing reliance on fan labor.This paper argues that informed spatial approaches to fan labor, and business strategies aimed to cultivate such labor, are missing in the existing research on cultural production. While descriptions of our transmediatized culture often-times do include spatial metaphors, such as “flow”, “stream”, “fluid”, and “liquid”, our conviction is that a more serious engagement with geography is vital for understanding, mapping, and ultimately critiquing industry practices that potentially are exploitive, unethical, and even harmful.Therefore, this paper suggests a theoretical framework for exploring the geographies of fan labor and presents exemplifying cartographies of authentic music marketing campaigns. The framework is influenced by two recent ‘turns’ in media and communication studies: the labor turn and the spatial turn. From labor theory, we borrow the idea that consumer engagement can be read as labor that is typically unpaid, affective, and voluntarily given. Spatial theory, next, provides us with a conceptual toolbox to disentangle the spatiality of transmedia marketing, including the relationship between physical and virtual elements.The notion of ‘transmediascape’ is brought in to describe the embodiment of transmedia marketing – in mediated and non-mediated spaces and flows. Such transmediascapes, the paper argues, can be read as the perfect soil for fan labor since they mobilize consumers in more than one respect: they assemble fan affect and, at the same time, encourage physical as well as virtual fan movement. Due to its multifaceted connotation – pointing towards both affectivity and mobility – the term ‘mobilization’ fruitfully bridges labor theory and spatial theory and serves, ultimately, as a key concept for analyzing contemporary forms of cultural production.

Emneord
Fan labour, transmediascapes, affect, mobility, marketing
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-62524 (URN)
Konferanse
Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism and Belonging conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 5th – 7th April, 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-07-22 Laget: 2017-07-22 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-01bibliografisk kontrollert
Fast, K., Ryan Bengtsson, L. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2017). A spatial approach to fan labour: Conceptualizing fan mobilization in transmedia marketing. In: : . Paper presented at Locating imagination: Popular culture, tourism and belonging. April 5-7, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Erasmus University of Rotterdam
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>A spatial approach to fan labour: Conceptualizing fan mobilization in transmedia marketing
2017 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

When Swedish artist Tove Styrke released her album Kiddo (2015) on Spotify, she mobilized her fans through an immersive marketing campaign that stretched across and beyond media platforms: an 8-bit game, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Dreamhack, and a major Swedish music festival were key campaign platforms. The campaign construction was hardly unique, but rather illustrative of current trends in cultural production, including transmedia marketing and the increasing reliance on fan labor.This paper argues that informed spatial approaches to fan labor, and business strategies aimed to cultivate such labor, are missing in the existing research on cultural production. While descriptions of our transmediatized culture often-times do include spatial metaphors, such as “flow”, “stream”, “fluid”, and “liquid”, our conviction is that a more serious engagement with geography is vital for understanding, mapping, and ultimately critiquing industry practices that potentially are exploitive, unethical, and even harmful.Therefore, this paper suggests a theoretical framework for exploring the geographies of fan labor and presents exemplifying cartographies of authentic music marketing campaigns. The framework is influenced by two recent ‘turns’ in media and communication studies: the labor turn and the spatial turn. From labor theory, we borrow the idea that consumer engagement can be read as labor that is typically unpaid, affective, and voluntarily given. Spatial theory, next, provides us with a conceptual toolbox to disentangle the spatiality of transmedia marketing, including the relationship between physical and virtual elements.The notion of ‘transmediascape’ is brought in to describe the embodiment of transmedia marketing – in mediated and non-mediated spaces and flows. Such transmediascapes, the paper argues, can be read as the perfect soil for fan labor since they mobilize consumers in more than one respect: they assemble fan affect and, at the same time, encourage physical as well as virtual fan movement. Due to its multifaceted connotation – pointing towards both affectivity and mobility – the term ‘mobilization’ fruitfully bridges labor theory and spatial theory and serves, ultimately, as a key concept for analyzing contemporary forms of cultural production

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Erasmus University of Rotterdam, 2017
Emneord
Transmediascape, free labour, geographies, transmedia, political ecology, case study, One Direction
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66556 (URN)
Konferanse
Locating imagination: Popular culture, tourism and belonging. April 5-7, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-03-02 Laget: 2018-03-02 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Ferrer Conill, R. & Cheruiyot, D. (2017). Fact-checking Africa: Searching for truth through data journalism. In: : . Paper presented at Future of Journalism Conference 2017 - Journalism in a Post-Truth Age, September 14-15, Cardiff University, UK.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Fact-checking Africa: Searching for truth through data journalism
2017 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63752 (URN)
Konferanse
Future of Journalism Conference 2017 - Journalism in a Post-Truth Age, September 14-15, Cardiff University, UK
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-09-18 Laget: 2017-09-18 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-01bibliografisk kontrollert
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Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0501-2217