Žurnalistikos Tyrimai 2020-10-19T10:49:39+00:00 Andrius Vaišnys Open Journal Systems <p>Founded in 2008. Dedicated to publishing articles on all kind of problems in journalism and across media studies.</p> Editorial Board and Table of Contents 2020-10-05T06:19:22+00:00 Andrius Vaišnys <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2020-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Portraying the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict on the German Facebook Social Network 2020-10-19T10:49:39+00:00 Tomas Bacys <p>The article reviews the concept of information war, the functioning of social media and their impact. The newest information war technologies are being used to form the image of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in Facebook social network and German-speaking community. It examines the methods and objectives influencing and manipulating consumers. The article reveals how the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in Germany’s Facebook social space is represented. The analysis of Facebook pages resulted in an analysis of visual content abundantly found regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.</p> 2019-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Authors Al-Jazeera’s Talk Shows Treatment of the Saudi Journalist. Jamal Khashoggi’s Case 2020-10-19T10:49:37+00:00 Rasha A. Salameh <p class="ISSN-santr-virsus"><span xml:lang="en-US">This paper attempts to evaluate Al-Jazeera Arabic Channel talk shows’ treatment of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s case by posing two main questions: the first deals with the amount of coverage granted to this issue. One of the research hypotheses arises here, namely that the coverage was remarkably intense, which may be explained by Al-Jazeera’s dedicated position on the issue. This is explored in this paper through analysis of content and by interviewing the director of news at Al-Jazeera channel, Asif al-Humaidi, and by surveying previous studies that have linked Al-Jazeera’s previous positions to Qatar’s official stand, particularly that the Khashoggi incident took place in the midst of the Qatari-Saudi political crisis. The research samples include four talk shows: “Without Borders,” “Beyond the News,” “Rest of the Story” and “Scenarios,” over the course of a month since Khashoggi’s disappearance. The analysis shows that Khashoggi’s case received 93% of the total coverage of the four programs during the monitoring period.</span></p> <p class="ISSN-santr-vidus">The second question deals with several items in the professionalism category, in terms of balancing time granted to the guests, and the degree of objectivity shown by the presenters during the dialogue. It was found that the rate of the presenters’ interventions during guests’ presentation was 57%, in addition to temptations utilized during the dialogues. Another question arises regarding the extent of hate speech in these talk shows, which amounts to 69.4%, by analyzing several items, most notably emotional mobilization, which rated 40.7%.</p> 2019-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Authors Presentation of the Political Agenda in the News Programs of Lithuanian TV channels 2020-10-19T10:49:33+00:00 Martyna Bajorinaitė Marija Keršanskienė Ligita Luščiauskaitė Indrė Petronytė Valdonė Rudenkienė Donata Rukaitė Valdemaras Šukšta <p>The authors of the article investigate how the parliamentary agenda is reflected in the agenda-setting. They determined the study period and examined how many decisions made in the Parliament are on the agenda of Lithuanian television channels. The study showed that the agenda of the Seimas of Lithuania occupies a very small part of the schedule of media topics. The researchers relied on journalistic criteria for the selection of information&nbsp;– novelty, relevance and conflict. According to&nbsp;<span xml:lang="en-US">them</span>, the criteria by which journalists choose news are not very clear. Sometimes the selected news does not match any –novelty, relevance, or conflict criterion, and sometimes only one of them. However, the criterion of conflict should be considered dominant. Let‘s do it the premise that scandalous news is of most interest to the public. On the other hand, the fact that journalists take the news of a press release already prepared by the Parliament also partly explains the fact of non-compliance with the news selection criteria.</p> 2019-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Authors Some Facts that Expand Knowledge about Mykolas Tvarauskas 2020-10-19T10:49:27+00:00 Bronius Raguotis <p>Mykolas Tvarauskas (1844–1921), the pioneer of the American Lithuanian press, owns the first American Lithuanian publications of various types and genres – English-Lithuanian and Lithuanian English dictionary, poem „I am the first to come to you“, recall „Dear Brothers“ (1875), newspaper „Gazieta lietuviška“ (1879), translation books and other works.</p> 2019-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Authors Chronicle of research, publications, events 2020-10-19T10:49:24+00:00 Andrius Vaišnys <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2020-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Author Guidelines and Bibliographic Data 2020-10-05T06:28:30+00:00 Andrius Vaišnys <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2020-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors