This article shows how the newspaper Bergens Tidende takes a news and conflict oriented approach in its coverage of opera in Bergen. In an ongoing conflict, journalists tend to favour one particular party, which is a situation that can be seen as problematic when it comes to questions regarding journalistic professionalism, ethics and objectivity. My conclusions are based on content analysis of all the articles published on the subject between 2005 and 2008, and on interviews with two journalists and four employees of the opera company.
The discourse on genetically modified food is open, situation-dependent and contradictory, and is positioned at the crossroads of nature, science and society. Through quantitative and qualitative content analysis, this article presents the discourse in three Norwegian newspapers in the period 1996 to 2008. Political issues and issues surrounding risk and uncertainty are the main topics in articles. The analysis shows that media coverage has varied, and in 2008 was almost absent. With declining newsworthiness and topicality among the general public, it seems that GM food has become a black box – a scientific fact that is no longer discussed but taken for granted.
What does convergence mean in the multimedia journalism classroom? How useful are terms such as adaption, remediation and transmedia storytelling for journalism educators? This article compares the multimedia news production of first-year students of journalism with practices at a selection of professional multimedia newspapers. As media users, students do not express any explicit interest in multimedia options, but as practitioners they seem to be as likely as their professional peers to explore a variety of multimedia techniques. Drawing on these experiences, the article discusses the place of multimedia journalism in an educational institution.