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Neutrality of government communications challenged by political PR-spin

Media have too big an influence on politics, according to Norwegian ministry communication advisers who feel that their neutrality is challenged.

Gays forced to openness in the media

Gays and lesbians are forced to share their private lives as a lever in order to gain media attention.

GPS collared leopard becomes movie star

Poop, photo traps and GPS collars have revealed how leopards and people in India share the same space. The adventures of one particular leopard inspired the making of a Bollywood feature film.

Is independent science journalism doomed?

A debate during the Science in the City festival addressed a question that concerns science journalists around the world: does independent science media have a future?

Cultivating TV aesthetics

The most discerning TV buffs, or “telephiles”, watch TV series in their own special way.

Print shops search for a survival scheme

As printed news media lose their readers, printing plants need to find alternative sources of income. Technology places strong limits on their options.

Fierce online debate brings more prejudice

Permitting extreme utterances in public discourse will enhance rather than counteract prejudices prevailing in society, says researcher.

Nordic researchers flock around comics

Comics differ from other storytelling formats such as films and novels. Nordic researchers have now joined forces to understand how.

Women politicians get more bad press than men

Male politicians involved in scandals are treated more mildly in Swedish newspapers than their female counterparts, according to a recent study.

The media world will suffer even more

The past decade hasn’t been kind to the media world, with regular mass firings of media staff and online media struggling to gain a foothold. Things will only get worse, and that’s a threat to the informed citizen.