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  1. 7 Jun 2022 Journal Article New Media & Society

    Trust-oriented affordances: A five-country study of news trustworthiness and its socio-technical articulations

    Abstract

    Research on trust has come to the forefront of communication studies. Beyond the dominant focus on informational trust and its country-specific articulations, trustworthiness evaluations can relate to the materiality of news and its global manifestations. Especially in digital algorithmic environments, understanding news trustworthiness requires a holistic approach

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  2. 26 Apr 2022 Journal Article Human Communication Research

    Affective Forecasting in Elections: A Socio-Communicative Perspective

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    In orienting themselves to the future, people form expectations not only on what will happen but also on how they will feel about possible future occurrences. So far, such affective forecasting—the prediction of future feelings—has been studied mainly from a psychological perspective. This study aims to show the importance of a socio-communicative perspective for

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  3. Mar 2022 Journal Article Digital Journalism

    Taking a Break from News: A Five-nation Study of News Avoidance in the Digital Era

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    This article comparatively examines news avoidance in a rapidly changing media environment. We utilize findings from a large dataset of 488 in-depth interviews with media consumers, conducted in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the US. We aim to make a contribution to the study of news avoidance by providing a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the drivers

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  4. Mar 2022 Journal Article Journalism Practice

    Textual Reservations in Conflict Situations: How the Israeli and Palestinian Media Treat Each Other’s Coverage

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    Trust is a central element in the relations between journalists and their sources. It becomes especially complicated in conflict situations; while journalists must depend on information flowing from media sources of the opposing side, these sources are often considered unreliable. This study examines how the media of each party in a conflict uses information published

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  5. Feb 2022 Journal Article Journalism

    Dynamics of (dis)trust between the news media and their audience: The case of the April 2019 Israeli exit polls

    Abstract

    This paper explores the dynamics of (dis)trust among experts, journalists, and audiences through the case study of an inaccurate exit poll aired on a leading Israeli television channel. It combines empirical data from the Israeli April 2019 elections with a conceptual view of exit polls as both sources of information and national rituals to address public discourse on

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  6. 24 Nov 2021 Journal Article Feminist Media Studies

    Gendered power relations in the digital age: an analysis of Japanese women’s media choice and use within a global context

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    This study investigates the persistence of gendered choice and use of media, particularly in Japanese domestic settings. It shows how women’s significant presence in the digital media environment does not necessarily translate into substantial changes in gendered power dynamics in choosing and using particular media for certain purposes at home. This project’s authors

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  7. 24 Nov 2021 Journal Article The International Journal of Press/Politics

    Youth Political Talk in the Changing Media Environment: A Cross-National Typology

    Abstract

    While political communication scholarship has long underscored the importance of political talk—casual conversations about news and politics that occur in everyday situations—as a way for citizens to clarify their opinions and as a precursor for political engagement, much of this literature tends to depict political talk as uncomfortable and difficult for citizens. Yet

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  8. 26 Apr 2021 Podcast The SIP Podcast

    On Media Rituals, Trust and Election Projections

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    This time we bring you a detective story told by Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and Tali Aharoni. Listen to these smart ladies shed light on the dynamic of trust and the role of ritual in election projections, while demonstrating outstanding storytelling skills. Show notes: This podcast was recorded via ZOOM app. Aharoni, T., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Baden, C., &

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  9. 17 Mar 2021 Journal Article New Media & Society

    From the barbecue to the sauna: A comparative account of the folding of media reception into the everyday life

    Abstract

    How and why do people still get print newspapers in an era dominated by mobile and social media communication? In this article, we answer this question about the permanence of traditional media in a digital media ecosystem by analyzing 488 semi-structured interviews conducted in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the United States. We focus on three mechanisms of

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  10. 2021 Working Paper PROFECI Working Paper 02-2021

    PROFECI Codebook: Israel Elections 2019-2021 & Us Elections 2016/2020

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    Political projections are scenarios about the expected outcomes and implications of political events, such as elections, referenda, crises, and wars. Much previous work has focused on the challenges and cognitive biases associated with the attempt to accurately predict the future (e.g., Silver, 2012; Tetlock & Gardner, 2015; Kahneman, 2011). However, the attempt to

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