37 Works

The ripple effects of a partisan, free newspaper: Israel Hayom as disruptive media actor

Michael Dahan & Mouli Bentham
During its 10 years of existence, the free newspaper Israel Hayom (Israel today) has come to play a pivotal role in Israeli national politics and to serve as what we define as a disruptive media actor among other, commercial, daily newspapers in Israel. The seemingly innocuous daily newspaper, founded in 2007 and distributed widely, has, since 2011, become the most widely read newspaper in Israel. We suggest that Israel Hayom be viewed as a “disruptive”...

20 Minutes Suisse Romande : géographie économique d’un média helvétique et lémanique

Christian Lamour
The spatial representation by media is based on a series of material and ideational conditions structuring the journalistic profession and its public on a daily basis. Media are also actors taking part into the production of territories by mediatizing a “here” and “there” in which different types of news, institutional powers and cultural identities are portrayed. They are organized by a sum of geographical borders that they reproduce or cause to evolve. Over the past...

Free daily newspapers: Professional norms, business model and routinized production in the metropolis (Introduction)

Audrey Alves, Christian Lamour & Loïc Ballarini
Free daily newspapers such as Metro and 20 Minutes were published for the first time two decades ago. Today, they are part of the media market and they are read every day by hundreds of thousands of urbanites in metropolitan regions. These dailies are often presented as a symbol of the transformation of the press. But they attract a limited interest from communication scholars. Following the international conference named “The free daily press in Europe....

Sophie Lambolez. « Dites donc il fonctionne pas ce machin. » Regard sur le support informatique.

Sara Greco
Sophie Lambolez. « Dites donc il fonctionne pas ce machin. » Regard sur le support informatique. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016, pp. 198. With a preface by Alain Trognon and Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont. ISBN 978-2-343-09716-9This volume, appeared for the book series « Figures de l’interaction » (figures of interaction) published by L’Harmattan, deals with communication processes within a technical professional domain: Namely, remote troubleshooting and maintenance support (in French, “dépannage informatique à distance”) in the field of informatics....

Mark Epstein, Fulvio Orsitto, & Andrea Righi (Ed., 2017). TOTalitarian ARTs: The Visual Arts, Fascism(s) and Mass-society

Stefano Bragato
Questo volume presenta venti studi sul tema del rapporto tra totalitarismo e arte nelle società di massa, tracciando un percorso che va dai fascismi storici (Italia, Germania, Spagna, etc.) fino alla codificazione della cifra totalitaria della società consumistica contemporanea (con i suoi attori, le sue strategie, i suoi mezzi di autopreservazione), passando attraverso la riflessione teorica dell’esperienza totalitaria da parte di artisti e intellettuali (tra cui Pasolini, Moravia, Bertolucci, Làzaga, Somuncu). Il tema è osservato...

Media coverage of large countries at the 2015 Milan EXPO

Andrea Mangani & Elisa Tizzoni
An inertial bias or status quo bias in media industries, as in other markets, means the perpetuation of a certain behaviour or attitude. If mass media frequently address certain issues, an inertial bias means that such issues will be treated again independently of their absolute or relative newsworthiness. This paper studies the inertial media bias in relation to the Milan Expo 2015, an event where, in theory, all participant countries ought to have been considered...

Zehnder, Matthias (2017). Die Aufmerksamkeitsfalle. Wie Medien zu Populismus führen

Philipp Bachmann
Nous vivons dans l’abondance médiatique : informations et divertissements sont accessibles gratuitement sur internet, sans oublier la télévision câblée, la radio numérique, ou encore les journaux gratuits pour pendulaires. Mais ce Pays de Cocagne ressemble de plus en plus à un royaume de fous, régi selon la formule des trois B : «Blut, Brüste, Büsi», qui pourrait se traduire par « du sang, du sexe et des chatons ». Telle est la mise en garde...

Consumers’ experiences of appropriate sales interaction – a speech code theory perspective

Saara Julkunen & Jonna Koponen
Little is known about what kind of salesperson-consumer interaction is valued in different cultures. We explore the influence of national speech culture in sales-related communication in business-to-consumer (B2C) environments. We apply speech codes theory to identify the B2C context-specific speech codes attached to the sales-related communication described in consumers’ narratives. The results inform three discourses among sales-related communication: consumer orientation, professionalism and independency. The results suggest that independency, fact-oriented talk, and consumer-oriented communication are central...

Science communication scholarship in Lithuania: A scoping study

Auste Valinciute
This study analyzes the extent, range and nature of science communication scholarship in Lithuania. The purpose of this study is to explore whether there is a presence of this research field in the Lithuanian academic context and if there exists a body of empirical evidence that can be used to inform practical science communication initiatives. More generally, this study asks: is there a science of science communication in Lithuania? Results indicate the presence of an...

Koenen, Erik (Hrsg.) (2016): Die Entdeckung der Kommunikationswissenschaft. 100 Jahre kommunikationswissenschaftliche Fachtradition in Leipzig: Von der Zeitungskunde zur Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft.

Mike Meißner
Koenen, Erik (Hrsg.) (2016): Die Entdeckung der Kommunikationswissenschaft. 100 Jahre kommunikationswissenschaftliche Fachtradition in Leipzig: Von der Zeitungskunde zur Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft. Theorie und Geschichte der Kommunikationswissenschaft, Band 14. Köln: Herbert von Halem. ISSN 1865-3367.Der von Erik Koenen herausgegebene Band, der im Kontext des hundertjährigen Jubiläums des Leipziger Instituts für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft (IfKMW) entstanden ist, zeichnet auf einer ersten Ebene die organisatorische Entwicklung des Instituts nach. Auf einer zweiten Ebene wird die Bedeutung des Leipziger...


Sara Greco
We are excited to announce that, starting with this issue 17(1), our journal Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) will be published Open Access on the HOPE platform of the Hauptbibliothek of the University of Zurich; you can access our new SComS at www.scoms.ch. HOPE refers to Hauptbibliothek Open Publishing Environment. Located in and managed by a Swiss academic institution, this platform provides full open access to SComS contents, with a strong commitment to a transparent...

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(SComS), Studies In Communication Sciences
SComS is an international open access journal of communication research that is jointly edited by the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACMR) and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano). It is published twice a year with the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS).SComS aims to build bridges between different research cultures, and publishes high-quality original articles in English, German, French, and...

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