The J Word 4.10: Instagramming the News
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Today, we are joined by Jonathan Hendrickx, from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, who talks about news outlets in Belgium using Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to engage with youth. From Finland, Niina Sormanen, at the University of Jyväskylä, shares similar practices of using Instagram by a young women’s magazine to address issues of self-discovery, agency, and representation. And from Australia, Diana Bossio, at Swinburne University, shares her work on how journalists are represented – and represent themselves on the Instagram platform.


Text Featured in this Episode:

Hendrickx, J. (2021). The Rise of Social Journalism: An Explorative Case Study of a Youth-oriented Instagram News Account. Journalism Practice, 1-16.

Bossio, D. (2021). Journalists on Instagram: Presenting Professional Identity and Role on Image-focused Social Media. Journalism Practice, 1-17.

Sormanen, N., Reinikainen, H., & Wilska, T. A. (2022). Strategies of Eliciting Young People’s Affective and Quick Participation in a Youth Magazine’s Instagram Community. Journalism Practice, 1-20.


Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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