Daniel C. Hallin

Daniel C. Hallin
University of California, San Diego | UCSD · Department of Communication

Ph.D.

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This paper considers the use of the concept of hybridity in journalism studies, arguing that the concept of hybridity has served an important role in reorienting the field in the face of important processes of social change, but that as a “sensitizing concept” in the sense that Herbert Blumer used the term, it requires critical reflection and more...
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Human-interest narratives are journalistic tools to captivate and engage the audience, influence public opinion and bring revenue to media organizations. This paper analyses how human-interest narratives are used in contemporary health journalism across media systems and health systems. Based on a comparative content analysis of Norwegian, Spanish,...
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This article explores the uses of sources in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in social media posts of mainstream news organizations in Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. Based on computational content analysis, our study analyzes the sources and actors present in more than 940,000 posts on COVID-19 published in the 227...
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This study examines health news in Norwegian, Spanish, British, and U.S. newspapers. It seeks to fill a gap in journalism studies in the examination of health news as a genre, particularly in a comparative context, and with a focus on broader social and political roles and meanings of health news, rather than effects on individual behavior. It is r...
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This article considers the debates about press freedom raised by an important case of populist media reform in Latin America, drawing on interviews with Ecuadorian journalists, policy makers, and commentators involved in the policy process. Whereas these cases are commonly understood, following a “libertarian” conception of press freedom, as threat...
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This afterward focuses on the role of media in the constitution of global problems. It addresses this issue in relation to debates about globalization and the public sphere, and in particular the problem of how institutions of the public sphere, including the news media, which have historically been tied to the nation-state, can adapt to the increa...
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En este artículo se explora la mediatización de las epidemias como objeto de conocimiento público, mediante un análisis de contenido de las noticias sobre la gripe A (H1N1) de 2009 en Argentina, Estados Unidos y Venezuela. Los resultados indican que los periódicos siguieron los esfuerzos de las autoridades sanitarias de movilizar la atención públic...
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Based on a standardized operationalization of the watchdog, civic, interventionist, loyal-facilitator, infotainment, and service roles, this study combines survey ( N = 643) and content analysis data ( N = 19,908) to explain gaps between newspaper journalists’ role conceptions and the performance of their press organizations in nine countries from...
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This article examines the historical conditions for the electoral victory of Donald Trump and contemporary populist movements more generally, focusing on neoliberalism and populism. Populism is understood here according to the discourseanalytic perspective of Ernesto Laclau. After discussing the way in which neoliberalism undermined the legitimacy...
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Print journalism has long been seen as a key institution of democratic politics, serving to enhance transparency, provide a forum for debate, and facilitate public participation. Instead, television journalism, particularly in its commercial form, has often been seen more negatively, as a form of infotainment that contributes little to the function...
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The Olympic Games are one of the most popular global mega-media events. However, the ways in which the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London were reported varied significantly from one country to another. In order to compare how different countries represented this event, we conducted a qualitative discourse analysis of three days of televisi...
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In this article we review research published since the publication of Comparing Media Systems which seeks to operationalize concepts discussed in that work and to test the framework proposed there or to put forward alternatives or revisions. We focus on works that deal with the original 18 countries covered in Comparing Media Systems, and consider...
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The concept of media system is fundamental to the use of the comparative method in media studies. This entry explores the intellectual roots of that concept in general systems theory, and a number of issues about the scope and conceptualization of media systems. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of two main approaches to comparative analysis...
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This study challenges the ruling orthodoxy that foreign news tends to be reported in divergent ways, reflecting the interests and identity of the home nation. Instead it concludes that the Greek and US elections in 2012 were reported in very similar ways in the leading news media of five countries located in different continents. In the case of the...
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This comment focuses both on issues related to comparative analysis of media systems, and to issues related to immigration, specifically. It explores the implication of findings on the prevalence of human interest framing in immigration coverage for comparative analysis, suggesting that it may be too simplistic to assume that commercialization is a...
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Journalism refers to the activity of gathering and presenting news for public dissemination. It has played a central role in modern society as a political institution, a business, and a form of popular culture. It has taken many forms in different historical periods and political and economic contexts, varying, for example, in its relation to polit...
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The Olympic Games are one of the most popular global mega-media events. However, the ways in which the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London were reported varied significantly from one country to another. In order to compare how different countries represented this event, we conducted a qualitative discourse analysis of three days of televisi...
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Health and medicine are major topics of news coverage, but research on health and medical reporting has remained mainly confined to specialist subfields, with less impact on broader academic fields, including journalism studies, than would seem warranted by its importance. This article argues that assumptions implicit in much of this literature hav...
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This article examines historical trends in the reporting of health and medicine in The New York Times and Chicago Tribune from the 1960s to the 2000s. It focuses on the extent to which health reporting can be said to have become increasingly politicized, or to have shifted from treating the production of medical knowledge as something belonging to...
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Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World offers a broad exploration of the conceptual foundations for comparative analysis of media and politics globally. It takes as its point of departure the widely used framework of Hallin and Mancini's Comparing Media Systems, exploring how the concepts and methods of their analysis do and do not prove...
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Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World offers a broad exploration of the conceptual foundations for comparative analysis of media and politics globally. It takes as its point of departure the widely used framework of Hallin and Mancini's Comparing Media Systems, exploring how the concepts and methods of their analysis do and do not prove...
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This article discusses contrasting forms of ‘biocommunicability’ as manifested in health-care reporting. The concept of ‘biocommunicability’ refers to sets of normative assumptions on the production and circulation of knowledge and information about health. This article builds on a previous paper discussing two models of ‘biocommunicability’ that d...
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At the putbreak of the Gulf war, Dan Hallin refers to the conclusions of his research on the Vietnam war to affirm that American television has never acted as a ''driving force" in the conduct of war. American audiovisual media are bearers neither of pacifist discourse nor of subjective interventions; they simply accompany the opinion of the Americ...
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This article presents a comparative content analysis of the US and French national press in the 1960s and 1990s to test hypotheses about the influence of media structure on journalistic discourse. The US and French press are presented as strongly contrasting models, with the US press more commercialized, and the French press more closely tied to th...
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A powerful trend is clearly underway in the direction of greater similarity in the way the public sphere is structured across the world. In their products, in their professional practices and cultures, in their systems of relationships with other political and social institutions, media systems across the world are becoming increasingly alike. Poli...
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Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal dimensions of variation in media systems and the political variables which have shaped their evolution. They go on to identify three major models of media system development (the Polarized Pluralist, Democra...
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Gegenwärtig beobachten wir tiefgreifende Entwicklungen im Sinne einer Angleichung der Strukturierung von Öffentlichkeit in verschiedenen Ländern. Dahinter stehen zwei Prozesse: Zum einen werden sich Mediensysteme in ihren Produkten, ihrem professionellen Handeln, journalistischen Kulturen sowie ihrer Beziehungen zu anderen politischen und sozialen...
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This article explores the relationship between political clientelism and the development of media systems in southern Europe and Latin America, considering the cases of Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Common characteristics of the media systems in these countries include low newspaper circulation, a tendency towards pol...
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RESUMEN: Este artículo analiza el rol ambivalente de la información de sucesos en la esfera pública mexicana, señalando los sesgos de la representación mediática del crimen, la fusión que se produce entre géneros informativos y de entretenimiento, y las diferencias entre programas dirigidos a sectores sociales segmentados según su capacidad adquisi...
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"The trends that led to a reversal of U.S. policy and opinion were well, under way before Tet," concludes a communications scholar. "Tet was more a focal point than a turning point: It forced the nation to face up to a crisis that had been developing from the beginning of the war.".
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Recent forms of television diplomacy — the Reagan/Gorbatchev meetings of 1985, 1987, 1988, for example — can be interpreted using two perspectives. The "media events" paradigm, is built on a Durkheimian theory of societal integration, and on Victor Turner's theory of rituals. The "public sphere" paradigm, is largely derived from the work of Jürgen...
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This article explores the use of sources in national security reporting by twenty-three reporters for seven major newspapers, with particular emphasis on the distinction between “statist” and “civil” sources and on the degree of variation among reporters and papers.
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It has come to be widely accepted across the political spectrum that the relation between the media and the government during Vietnam was one of conflict: The media contradicted the more positive view of the war officials sought to project, and for better or worse it was the journalists' view that prevailed with the public, whose disenchantment for...
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For the mass public as well as for the mass media, war is less a political policy than a form of popular culture, an arena of individual and national self‐expression that generates far more emotional involvement than ordinary political events. This essay examines television coverage of the Gulf War, both network and local, from this perspective. It...
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Based on samples of network evening news broadcasts from each presidential election from 1968 through 1988, this article shows that the average sound bite has declined from 43 to 9 seconds. This change is interpreted as part of a general shift in the style of television news toward a more mediated, journalist-centered form of journalism. Three fact...
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Edited transcript of a conference of presidential press secretaries, with introduction.
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The issue of the relation of the media to political authority has been approached by political scientists mainly in terms of the effects of news content on individual attitudes toward government. This article addresses the institutional side of the question. It offers a critique, based on a case study of television coverage of Vietnam, of the thesi...
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Thesis (Ph. D. in Political Science)--University of California, Berkeley, Dec. 1980. Includes bibliographical references.

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