author={Julia Kennedy},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={225 - 242}
In June 2008 the search term “Madeleine McCann” generated around 3700 videos on YouTube, attracting over seven million text responses. This research project used generic analysis to allocate videos to categories according to their content. Using critical discourse analysis, the nature of the comments posted in response to the videos was then assessed. Both methods were deployed to explore three broad research questions. First, what kind of content were people uploading to YouTube in response to… 

Patterns of media coverage repeated in online abuse on high-profile criminal cases

What relationship do the mainstream media have with online abuse on high-profile criminal cases? This article hopes to make a start at answering this question by examining tweets containing the

News from YouTube: professional incorporation in Hong Kong newspaper coverage of online videos

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Jill Meagher CCTV

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Imagined commodities? Analyzing local identity and place in American community newspaper website banners

This qualitative analysis of 40 American community newspapers and 80 daily American newspapers divides that local articulation into four categories (absent identity, secondary identity, equal identity and visual identity) and explores implications for the academy and newspaper industry.

Rebel Girls and Singing Boys: Performing Music and Gender in the Teen Movie

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‘A Hero Mumsy’: Parenting, Power and Production Changes in The Sarah Jane Adventures

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Negative to the extreme: the problematics of the RNIB’s See the Need campaign

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Framing Abuse: Media Influence and Public Understanding of Sexual Violence Against Children

This book offers fascinating insights into how the media shape the way we think. Combining in-depth analysis of media representations of child sexual abuse with focus group discussions and interviews

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The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

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