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Exploring Journalism and Computer Science Student Collaboration
A Norwegian case study

for journalism education ( Hultén & Edwardsson, 2017 ). In light of the increased calls for experiential learning opportunities in journalism and for academic research into such opportunities ( Parks, 2015 ), this article presents a small-scale study that investigates cooperation between journalism and computer science students in a joint development project offered at Oslo Metropolitan University. The computer science students came from the fields of applied information technology and software engineering. Drawing on the work of Galison (1997) , Collins and

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Journalism and the political structure
The local media system in Norway

. Coupled with high trust, and the absence of freesheets, Norwegian local newspapers have therefore retained high reach in local markets, in many cases over 60 per cent (see for instance Amedia, 2018 , 2019 ). However, audiences for local newspapers in Norway mainly consist of readers over the age of 67, predominantly women and people with high school education or shorter university degrees ( SSB, 2018 ). It remains a problem, then, for many local newspapers that their readership consists largely of older age groups who prefer the print edition (e.g. Jenkins & Nielsen

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Issue Salience on Twitter During Swedish Party Leaders’ Debates

-right dimension) differ when the two media formats are compared; that is, were issues on either of the two dimensions more salient on Twitter than in the debates? Sweden has a multiparty system, including parties that mainly compete on a left-right dimension and newer parties such as the Green party and populist radical right parties, so it provides an interesting context in which to study the response to the issues that were addressed in the debates. Later in the text we provide a more detailed discussion of the case of Sweden, but first we address the notion of issue

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Nordicom Review
Journal from the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (Nordicom)
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Framing Gender Justice
A comparative analysis of the media coverage of #metoo in Denmark and Sweden

from 65 #metoo-groups ranging from lawyers (#medvilkenrätt), musicians (#visjungerut), actors (#tystnadtagning), journalists (#deadline) and politicians (#imaktenskorridorer) to high school students (#tystiklassen), social workers (#orosanmälan) and athletes (#timeout). Several books have been published, some focusing on personal testimonies, others debating rape culture, power and the underlying societal structures of sexual harassment. In May 2018, the affirmative consent law, recognising sex without consent as rape, was passed in parliament becoming effective from

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Unboxing news automation
Exploring imagined affordances of automation in news journalism

due to the inability of computer systems to analyse events against contextual life-world knowledge. A key issue with respect to automation is its dependency on high-quality standardized data ( Leppänen et al., 2017 ; Wu et al., 2018 ), a situation that has been eased somewhat by digitalization, which has facilitated the datafication of society ( Mayer-Schönberger & Cukier, 2013 ). The idea of datafication is to turn aspects of daily interaction and relationships into quantifiable data traces and metadata: transportation, social media behaviour, purchases

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Media disruption and the public interest
How private media managers talk about responsibility to society in an era of turmoil

Government has increasingly referred to market development; nonetheless, this has not acted as a substitute for its public remit. Instead, the remit has emphasized even more strongly the obligation to produce independent, high-quality information, education and diversity in an age of disruption ( VRT, 2016 ). Aside from the management contract, media policy makers in recent years have encouraged private media players to collaborate and agree on exploring new revenue models, especially in the light of the problem of ad skipping, which has increased significantly over the

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Digital payments for a digital generation
Disruptive technology in book and local newspaper industries

industries, and these merit further investigation. Our study built on two separate population surveys, one on local newspapers and one on the book industry. Our analysis found that moving audiences may not be a simple process of transition and that generational behaviour is not a straightforward phenomenon. We discovered that members of Generation Z do not use local online newspapers but rely on Facebook to stay informed about what is happening in their local community. Young people read books, but they prefer paper to e-books and audiobooks. Despite high willingness to

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Disrupting video game distribution
A diachronic affordance analysis of Steam’s platformization strategy

within the services, using a large corpus of data to understand systems of classification within the gamer community. Moreover, Jöckel and colleagues (2008) studied the changes in the value chain around Steam as the game industry transitioned from retail to digital distribution and emphasized the relevance of “prosumers […] as new content providers” ( Jöckel et al., 2008 : 105), which Steam harnessed more efficiently than its competitors. However, neither the design nor the cultural relevance of Steam have been discussed yet, nor does the service play a major role in

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Entrepreneurial Universities and Regional Development: Policy Origins, Progress, and the Future, with a Focus on Poland

Conceptual Framework for Understanding Knowledge-Based Economic Development’. Journal of Technology Transfer . Vol. 31, pp. 175-188. Callan, B. (2001). ‘Generating spin-offs: evidence from the OECD’. Science Technology Industry Review. Special issue on fostering high tech spin-offs: a public strategy for innovation , Vol. 26, pp. 13-56. Clark, B. (1998). Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: organizational pathways of transformation . New York: Pergamon Press. Davey, T. (2013). ‘The State of University-Business Cooperation in Poland’. Available at

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