Students' thesis titles

Our Mundus Journalism students have written prize winning theses and they have conducted research on an impressive variety of topics. Here you are some of their theses' titles:

  • "Please, write #KyivnotKiev". The #Correct UA campaign and ist articulation of the nation-building in Ukraine
  • “Everything depends on advertising”. Commercial Media, Democracy, and Press Freedom in Chile.
  • “I’m the victim!” Donald Trump self-victimisation during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign
  • “Think of me, think of me fondly: Gendered Nonverbal Communication and its influence on Perception of Political Candidates”
  • (L)earning from promised land. Scrutinising journalism processes in the Arctic 
  • (Un)Covering Abortion: Journalists’ Experiences in Covering the Taboo in Brazil
  • #EleNão, Women and Instagram: An Analysis of Mídia NINJA and the Sense of Community in the 2018 Brazilian Elections
  • A Decentralized Future: How Blockchain Technology Contributes to Media Accountability
  • A more humane coverage? The coverage of migration through the lens of Non-Governmental Organisations
  • AI in the news? Effect of modality on perceived news credibility of robot journalism
  • Alternative journalists’ perceptions in Chile
  • Anonymously and Creatively Criticizing the King: How the Young use Twitter to challenge Thailand’s most untouchable status quo
  • Approaching the news with a different attitude: Journalistic perceptions of constructive journalism in the Netherlands and in the UK
  • Arab Youth in The Media: A Journey from "Change-Makers" to "Terrorists"
  • Artificial Intelligence in Chinese Newsrooms
  • Awkwardly Positioned: Challenges for the UK's bottled water industry
  • BAUTZEN AND ITS PROBLEM OF RACISM. Differences between local and national press coverage of right-wing violence against refugees in the East-Saxon town of Bautzen
  • Beyond the Frame: Journalists’ Definitions of Immersive Journalism Ethics and Its Place in the Modern Media Landscape
  • Beyond the jihadi bride label: A quantitative analysis of the British media portrayal of Deash female members.
  • Blaming it on the Elites: A Cross-Country Analysis of Right-Wing Populist Rhetoric on Social Media during the Corona Crisis
  • Blurring the boundaries: Citizen journalism, alternative media and U.S. social movements. An exploration of alt-right citizen journalists’ coverage of the 2017 Berkeley protests
  • Bolsanaro’s Digital War: Misinformation and far-right propaganda on WhatsApp in the 2018 Brazilian Elections.
  • Bombs, Bodies and Buildings: A Comparative Semiotic Analysis of War Photographs from the Lebanese and Syrian Civil wars
  • Can Leonardo DiCaprio change your mind? Uncovering the effects of celebrity endorsement on behavioural intention about climate change
  • Cannabis: boosting Lebanon’s economy?
  • Cheating the two-level game: a case study of elite indexing in Scandinavian news coverage of NATO and US-led military operations
  • China's feminist activists' use of social media: A case study of Weibo 
  • China's State Media "Going Global": Examining CCTV's Outreach in Africa 
  • Chinese and US media framing of China and climate change: a comparative content analysis of journalistic coverage 
  • Cleaning up the dirt: news frames, political participation and media engagement in the Car Wash Operation case
  • Climate Change Coverage in the Financial Press: Case study of the Financial Times
  • Climate Change, Framing and the Role of Socio-Cognitive Perceptions in Predicting Pro-Environmental Behavior
  • Conflict Photojournalism in Spain
  • Constructive journalism versus Conflict and New Cold War frames: a comparative content analysis of Russian and Western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis
  • Coverage of Asean
  • Curbing Gender Bias in Journalistic Work. The Role of Awareness
  • Cutting into the CAP: A Media Content Analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy in European Broadsheet Newspapers
  • Dancers Born from the Street: On the connection between street dance, social media and the economy
  • DANCING THE TANGO IN AN ERA OF MISTRUST. A case of satirical news and disengaged citizens
  • Data Visualizations: Investigating their Effects on the Perception of Solutions Journalism
  • Determining Threats to Journalism amidst Mediatization in Pakistan
  • Digital Nationalism on Weibo on the 70th Chinese National Day
  • Disinterested white knights: On the sale of U.S. newspapers to private individuals and how a change in ownership affects political coverage and interpretive journalism
  • Disseminator or Advocate? Colombian Journalists' Role in Promoting Peace
  • Do Americans Prefer Style Over Substance In Politics? A Selective Exposure Experiment To Personalized News
  • Do Civil Society Organisations contribute to more public awareness and discussion of EU politics?
  • Documentaries in the Democratization Process: a case study of the Filmmakers against Racism (FAR) initiative in South Africa
  • Does a source equality campaign change the representation of women? An assessment of four levels of source inequality
  • Does Identity Matter? Ethnicity, Religion and Effects of Negative Campaigning on the Perception of Candidates
  • Domesticating the far-right: A comparative study on the coverage of Jair Bolsonaro’s election in Argentinian, Chilean, Portuguese and Spanish right-leaning newspapers
  • Dutch coverage of the conflict in Yemen
  • Dutch journalists’ experience on the frontline
  • Duterte’s Money Trail
  • Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam’s sex industry (TV)
  • Environmental reporting in Mexico: The case of the New International Airport in Mexico City 
  • Exiled Rwandan journalists in Burundi
  • Exploring South African Climate Journalism through Reconstruction Interviews 
  • Exploring Taiwanese Working Holiday Makers' Motivations Travelling to Europe'
  • Fact-checking of news on social media and its effect on perceived accuracy and news engagement in the context of media literacy
  • Fair trade coffee in Finland
  • FAKEBOOK: How Users Perceive Fake News and Misinformation on Facebook
  • Fear, Hope and Automation: How Discrete Emotions Mediate Attitudes Towards Automated Journalism
  • Feeling Corona from near and far: A study on the media use of the Chinese living in Germany and its effects in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
  • Female Founders and Techies Struggle to Find Their Place in India’s Fast-Growing Economy
  • Femicide coverage in Ecuador - A gender perspective? A qualitative content analysis of online news media
  • Fighting compassion fatigue and despair with hope: The effects of constructive narrative in crisis reporting
  • Fixers in Journalism: A qualitative study on role perceptions and working conditions 
  • Fortunate attraction or fatal distraction? The influence of visual aesthetics in deforestation news reporting on political attitudes, behavior and memory
  • Framing EU enlargement in a competitive environment: The case of Albania’s accession
  • Framing immigration? The effects of news framing on attitudes toward Muslim immigrants in Denmark
  • Framing indignation: from protest to political party
  • FRAMING INSIDE TERROR AND JUSTICE: The NSU-Trial in German Print Media
  • Framing responsibility of corruption scandals: do different frames lead to different levels of trust?
  • Funding for Ballet in England: How we can learn from US ballet companies' funding model and the cost of becoming a ballerina
  • Gender Differences in Reporting: How Does the Gender of Journalists Influence Their News Coverage in Chinese Commercial Media?
  • Ghana’s Banking Crisis
  • God above everyone: An analysis of the religious rhetoric used by presidential candidates during the 2018 Brazilian campaign on Facebook
  • GOOD OR BAD? News Frames and Its Effect on Cognitive Evaluation of the International Criminal Court in Kenya
  • Government Communication in Times of Crisis. An Analysis of Egyptian Government Actors’ Responses to Terrorism and Protests (2011-2019)
  • GRAB THEM BY THE POLICIES: A Comparative Analysis of the 45th US Presidential Election Coverage in the Late Night Television Comedy
  • Greenwashing Strategies: Standalone influence on sustainability and profitability
  • How Algorithms Win Over Chinese Audience? Examining Users’ Motivations, Perceived Merits, and Usage of Chinese Personalized News Applications based on Algorithms
  • How can press releases from NGOs affect the news agenda? Greenpeace and WWF’s Agenda-Building strategy
  • How does China view “the West”?: A Content Analysis of Foreign News Coverage of CCTV’s Xinwen Lianbo
  • How FinTechs are challenging traditional banking: The case of Revolut and Banco Santander
  • How international trade can shape diplomacy policies in Brazil's new government
  • How Kenyans on Twitter Use Memes and Images as a Form of Political Protest 
  • How Moldova lost $1bn
  • In Search of the Holy Grail of Journalism: Tracking Journalistic Role Performance in Presidential News Coverage
  • Incivility online: The hate that is left behind on Facebook 
  • Indian News Media, Politics and Religion. The Inside story: How does politics and religion influence the reporting styles of journalists in Indian news media?
  • Inspiration or Distraction? Assessing the Role of Positive Exemplars in Climate Change News Coverage
  • Instagram's Influencer Industry: Authenticity crisis, misinformation and the role of technologh
  • Insuring the Uninsurable: Climate change and the insurance industry
  • Interconnection between News Coverage and the Price of Bitcoin in 2017-2019
  • Intruders in the Land of Hospitality. The dichotomy between victim vs threat in Greek news frames, the mediating role of emotions and the effects on attitudes towards refugees in Greece.
  • Is Robot journalism the future of the news? A study of the role conceptions of journalists and the implementation of automated journalism into the newsrooms
  • Is this art or news? A content analysis of visual arts coverage in the German feuilleton
  • Journalism Deepening Democratization: A study about the role of traditional and alternative media outlets in Portugal
  • Journalism in a Nationalistic Age. The role of journalism in covering the series of conflicts between India and Pakistan in 2019
  • Laughing in the Face of Authority. Perceptions of Contemporary Brazilian Political Satire
  • Laughing without Democracy: An Analysis of Political Satire Shows in the Arab Middle Eastern Public Sphere
  • Local and foreign conflict coverage in Kenya: The Role of Peace Journalism in the 2017 elections and the 2019 Dusit attack
  • Marielle, presente! How the coverage of the murder of a black, lesbian and peripheral councilwoman helped to construct a sense of community among Brazilian women
  • Maternity capital as a response to the demographic crisis in Russia
  • Media coverage comparing Rwanda and Bosnia
  • Media coverage of drone warfare
  • Media Framing Effects Puerto Rican Attitudes towards the Status of the Island within the United States
  • Media Framing In Brazil: News Values and Protest Paradigm in the Coverage of Five Demonstrations (2014-2016) against President Dilma Rousseff’s Government
  • Media Representation and journalistic perception of the Refugee crisis in Greece
  • Media use and formation of identity in minority communities. The case of Carinthian Slovenians
  • Media’s role in inter-state conflict. How do local and international news media frame the Vietnam-China sovereignty dispute in 2014?
  • Meet the new generation of news users. An exploration of how digital natives negotiate and assess which news providers are ‘worth their while’ in today’s abundant news landscape
  • Military Artificial Intelligence: A longitudinal framing analysis of major world publications using the Risk Society Theory
  • Millennials’ Financial Struggles
  • Money to Arm: Will arming teachers prevent students from killing? (TV)
  • New Frame – Drawing the Line between Conflict and Disagreement
  • Nothing to celebrate: Comparative framing analysis on the commemoration of “the discovery of America” in Spain, Argentina, and the United States
  • OSINT reporting and the journalist’s perceptions of this new form
  • Out of Eden, Ethiopia Adapts: The Future of Farming in the Horn of Africa
  • Panoramic View of Feminism: A comparative study of Digital content creators and TV journalists 
  • Picturing the Leader. Self-Presentation Strategies and Right-Wing Populist Communication on Instagram
  • Political attitudes toward the feasibility of deliberative democracy for citizen engagement in EU affairs
  • Pop-Culture Tourism in East Europe: East European cities are Netflixing their way to economic growth'
  • Populism and the media: A case study of Ukrainian presidential elections 2019 
  • Populist Communication in Georgian TV
  • Populist Communication: Ideology or style? or Both? A quantitative analysis of Indian Prime Minister’s electoral speeches
  • Portrayal of the AfD in German opinion pieces: The influence of political leanings and journalistic role perceptions
  • Portrayal of Women in Right-Wing Populist Communication
  • Power Deficit in a Cosmopolitan Newsroom - Togolese Journalists in the Transnational Journalistic Field
  • Powerful Politicians – Powerful Pictures? The Visualization of Political Power across Time and Media Systems
  • Protection or Surveillance? A Content Analysis of the Coverage of THAAD System in American, South Korean and Chinese Newspaper
  • Public Connection and Media Repertoire of Young Egyptians 
  • Reaching women through social media news - a case study of Deutsche Welle 
  • Reality Disrupted: Analysing the Kremlin Disinformation efforts in the coverage of the Kerch Strait incident in Ukrainian news media
  • Reconstructing Reality: How Emotions And Biases Enable Framing Effects And Shape Attitudes Towards (In)Congruent Exposure
  • Redefining democracy: How the media covered protests emerging in Slovakia in 2018
  • Reject or include? : A comparative content analysis of media populism in the United Kingdom and Ecuador
  • Remembering in the age of new media: An analysis of Marcos and martial law mediated memories in the Philippines 
  • Reporting from Africa: Perceptions and Practices of Local and Western Foreign Correspondents based in Uganda 
  • Reporting Myanmar-Rohingya Conflict: War or Peace Journalism?
  • Reporting Sino-American relations in the Trump Era. A quantitative analysis of Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese media coverage
  • Representing a Leaderless Protest: Influence of Protesters’ Mediatization on International Media Coverage
  • Revisiting the online privacy paradigm. Towards a nuanced understanding of social media users’ attitudes to information privacy and corporate uses of personal data
  • Rising Sea Levels and Climate Change Policy in the Philippines'
  • Robots in the newsroom? A study of news readers' credibility and selection evaluations of automated journalism
  • Role perceptions of Hungarian journalists 
  • Russian newspaper coverage of the conflict in Ukraine
  • Say cheese! Uncovering food journalists' perceptions about their influences and the publications they work for
  • Scandals in news coverage: A comparative framing analysis of Chinese food and drug safety issues
  • Searching for an Emerging Populist Communication Style: A Canadian Case Study
  • Shadow Banking and Its Role in the Modern Economy: From root cause of economic crisis to financial fix via institutional reframing
  • Social Structures in the News: Explaining American and Chinese Framing of Xinjiang
  • Strategic Narratives in the Russian Media Coverage of the Civil Unrest in Ukraine in 2014. Qualitative Content Analysis of the Russian TV News.
  • Tech Giants and European Football
  • Technology thief or Hegemonic Bully? A comparative analysis of US and Chinese coverage of Sino-US trade war
  • The ‘Jewish World Domination’ and the ‘Undercover Cultural Jihad’ in Germany’s Right Wing Populist Communication: Is history repeating itself?
  • The ‘special relationship’ as an explanation of US and UK newspapers’ discussions of the war in Syria
  • THE CASE OF DENK: Expanding the protest paradigm to new political parties
  • The construction of Afrikaner identity post-apartheid by Afrikaans online newspapers
  • The criminal is always the foreigner?! How minority signification changed in German crime reporting
  • The Deep End: How Different Visuals Affect Audience Engagement and Attitudes in Coral Bleaching News Stories
  • The discursive trap of journalistic roles: Journalistic role perceptions in the Nicaraguan democratization conflict
  • THE DISTANT SUFFERER: Measuring Spectatorship of Photo Journalism
  • The Duterte Effect: Audience perception on media credibility in the Philippines as expressed in the comments section of mainstream media's official Facebook pages
  • The Effects of Cronavirus on China's Economy: Sufferings and opportunities
  • The Exodus Hosts: Framing Effects of the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis in Latin American Citizens
  • The Gendered Lens: A semiotic Analysis of Women in Protest
  • The image of India in German broadsheet and tabloid media
  • The Imagined Manchester United Community in India: The Dominance of the European Football Leagues 
  • The Influence of Political Messages On The Vote In A European Union Referendum Campaign: An Experiment With Italian Youth
  • The Journalist Is Naked: Influences on the Coverage of Art Criminalized During the Rise of Far Right 
  • The practice of Facebook during the 2019 European elections. Which practices of social media campaigning did the political parties exercise in using Facebook during the 2019 European elections campaign?
  • The propaganda devices of the Internet Research Agency: revisiting the theories of 20th century
  • The re-emergence of party press in Denmark: As credible as traditional media or a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
  • The Why of EU Lobbyism. Qualitative Exploration Into the Legitimacy of Brussels Based Interest Groups
  • Too little too much: Cristina Kirchner’s use and abuse of speech broadcasts
  • Tourism in Spain
  • Tourism in the Philippines
  • Tourism in Ukraine as a way of boosting the economy in developing country
  • Traditional media framing of new media protest movements. The cases of #MetooIndia and Pinjra Tod 
  • Travel in the Time of Corona: An exploration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the role perceptions of travel journalists
  • Ukrainian Fintech company challenges the UK market
  • Uniting Audiences - the Role of Television News Frames on European Solidarity
  • US-China rivalry: from the perspective of artificial intelligence arms race
  • Vietnamese Diasporic Media's Coverage Of Trinh Xuan Thanh Issue
  • Virtual Hype Meets Reality: Users' perception of immersive journalism
  • Visual Framing of the DR Congo
  • Voice of the community’: The work of favela 
  • Watchdog Journalism in Austria: Journalists' role perceptions in an increasingly restrictive political environment
  • What is the Real Score? The Role Perceptions of Filipino Journalists in an Era of Misinformation
  • What, who and how? How German journalists used and normalized Twitter during the 2017 German Federal Election
  • What's Really Brewing in Your Cuppa? The story of South Indian tea
  • What’s beautiful is believable? The influence of web design on the perceived credibility and believability of unfamiliar news-style websites
  • When facts lie: The impact of misleading numbers in climate change news
  • WHEN IMAGES DO POLITICS: The Role of Agents in the Study of Iconic Photographs
  • When the subaltern speak: Twitter, news and media, and the rise of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement in Pakistan
  • When the Visuals Speak Louder Than Words: Effects of Environmental Visuals on Public Perceptions and Behavioral Change
  • Where Freedom Exists, Quality Exists? Assessing Journalistic Quality in Sudanese Exile and Local Online News Outlets
  • Where Is My Justice?: How exemplification in news media influences public attitudes towards policy support for male rape victims
  • Who is responsible for climate change? A comparative analysis of climate change coverage between China and the United States
  • Who is responsible for verbal violence? A mixed-methods analysis of hate speech in Polish media discourse
  • Who Profits when Bolsonaro Wins?
  • Why Chileans comment and Germans do not: Exploring the driving forces of online news participation
  • Why Is London Losing Its Battle against Money Laundereing in Such a High Margin? An analysis
  • Why the lack of women in high performance computing is changing the world for the worse
  • Women RedPilling Women: Relatability, Alternative Facts and Anti-Feminist Radicalization on YouTube
  • Worth More Than a Plastic Bag - Motivating Germans to Sustainable Fashion Consumption