Débora Medeiros

Débora Medeiros
Freie Universität Berlin | FUB · Institute for Media and Communication Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Research assistant at the project Journalism and the Order of Emotions, part of the CRC Affective Societies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Previous research topics include media practices in the alternative coverage of protests, citizen media and environmental reporting, as well as public service broadcasting. Member of the Institute for Social Movement Studies (IPB) and of the Network Affect and Colonialism.
Education
March 2006 - May 2010
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Field of study
  • Social Communication - Journalism

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Publications (16)
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Este artigo enfoca a cobertura realizada pela mídia tradicional e pela mídia cidadã de temas ambientais no Brasil, mais precisamente o novo Código Florestal e hidrelétricas sob construção nos anos de 2011 e 2012. Através do método de análise do discurso, combinado com entrevistas, descrevemos as principais semelhanças e diferenças discursivas entre...
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August 2019. Der Amazonas-Regenwald brennt seit mehreren Wochen und Präsident Jair Bolsonaros erste öffentliche Reaktion darauf ist eine Aussage, die einer billigen Verschwörungstheorie gleicht: Umwelt-NGOs hätten die Brände gelegt, um seine Regierung in ein schlechtes Licht zu rücken (Andreoni et al. 2019). Hierauf wurde die brasilianische Regieru...
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This paper explores the underlying aspects surrounding emotional labor in everyday life inside news-rooms and how these aspects contribute to discursively (de)stabilize journalism as an institution. In order to do this, we apply the literature on affect and emotion in journalism as well as on discursive institutionalism to the analysis of a particu...
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Coloniality is a notion that has been key in many disciplines for addressing power relations and their embeddedness in continuous colonial hierarchies. This essay contributes to the reflections on the notion of cosmopolitanism in German academia, focusing on Communication Studies as a starting point. The possibility to develop research at a univers...
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This paper explores the underlying aspects surrounding emotional labor in everyday life inside newsrooms and how these aspects contribute to discursively (de)stabilize journalism as an institution. In order to do this, we apply the literature on affect and emotion in journalism as well as on discursive institutionalism to the analysis of a particul...
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Diese Studie untersucht die Umweltberichterstattung in Brasilien in den Jahren 2011 und 2012, insbesondere die Frage, wie Bürgerjournalismus und traditionelle Medien über das neue Waldgesetz und umstrittene Staudammprojekte berichtet haben. Anhand einer kritischen Diskursanalyse werden Fortschritts- und Nachhaltigkeitsdiskurse in einer Auswahl von...
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The crisis in Ukraine was one of the dominant topics in international news coverage of 2014 and the following years. Representing a conflict along the lines of an East-Western confrontation unprecedented since the end of the Cold War, the news reporting in different European countries with different historical backgrounds is an essential research t...
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This chapter looks at an alliance of emerging economies (the BRICS countries) as a useful framework to study the media's role in justifying environmental policies in light of the IPCC report. It also looks at the usefulness of applying the BRICS concept to the contexts of economic growth and climate change. The climate strategies that are publicly...
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This chapter focuses on the role of Twitter in reporting and circulating the IPCC Synthesis Report (SYR). The report is considered an empirical entry point to understand the dynamics of the new media environment and the dynamic actor-networks in which IPCC communication takes place. Using this brief document as a launching point, the chapter probes...
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In 2007, President Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva founded the Brazilian Company of Communications (Empresa Brasil de Comunicação – EBC), sparking a debate around the concept of public service broadcasting in the country: is the EBC truly public or is it state owned? And, more importantly, how can it contribute to the democratization of communication i...
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While Twitter has become an increasingly important platform for public opinion formation, little is known about its use in recent Lat- in American election campaigns. We therefore investigate the case of the presidential elections in Brazil in October 2014, in order to analyze communication structures in actual and para-social inter- actions with p...
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This study focuses on Vilém Flusser’s seminal essay on the diverse aspects that permeate life in Brazil, Fenomenologia do brasileiro: em busca de um novo homem. Despite the fact that it presents a lucid analysis of Brazilian society, the text still has not been as extensively studied as other important works from the philosopher. Through qualitativ...

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Hello,
I'm attempting to summarize literature on traditional journalistic values and techniques. Since the literature is really extensive, I want to make sure I capture at least the main nuances.
RG offers an international network of perspectives and backgrounds, that's why I'd love to have your help: in your opinion, what are the books and articles I should absolutely read on the topic? What publications do you consider classics?
I'm mostly interested in journalistic canon: from values (newsgathering and newsworthiness) to techniques (for example interviews, verification of information).
Comparative studies among countries/regions are also very welcome.
Thank you in advance!
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As part of my thesis I'll perform a qualitative content analysis of two alternative media collective's fanpages on Facebook. Right now, taking printscreens of the posts has been the best solution, but I wanted to ask if anyone knows more effective ways. Twitter's API allows for easier extraction, but I don't know any equivalents for Facebook. Thanks!
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I'm considering publishing my study on citizen media and mainstream media's coverage of environmental issues in Brazil as a book. However, I don't like the idea of signing off my rights to a publisher that doesn't allow the findings to circulate freely. I'm looking for places where I can publish the book with an ISSN, but that licenses it under Creative Commons or another license that offers an alternative to conventional copyright. E-books would also ideally be sold DRM-free. Does anyone know a publisher that fits this description? Thanks in advance!

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We focus on the question of how journalism, which is normatively committed to the ideal of neutral reporting, nevertheless generates emotions and makes them visible in discourse. This is examined on the basis of audiovisual reporting on the subject of flight and migration since 1990 in Germany. In addition to professional journalism, parajournalistic formats such as YouTube videos also come to the fore. We ask which affective dynamics become visible in the media formats themselves and through the interaction with the users.
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https://mediaclimate.net/