Issue 23/2 published


Dear Colleagues, Authors, and Readers,

The second issue of this year has just been published. It is dedicated to five research papers in the General Section and contains two book reviews. Three articles focus on journalism, the first one is analyzing investigative identities and the second one young journalists’ working conditions in Switzerland. The third paper is dealing with the impact of German television news on knowledge acquisition. Two articles are contributing to social media research and address public discourse on Reddit in the recent context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as provide a conceptualization of affordances and their application in social media research.

Four out of five articles of this issue were already published in our Online First Section. If you would like to be regularly informed about new publications in SComS, we invite you to follow us on Twitter.

We seize the opportunity to say thank you to all authors for their contributions to this issue and all reviewers. A big thank-you also goes to our two partners, the open access team from the Main Library of the University of Zurich, especially to Margit Dellatorre and Martin Brändle as well as Christine Hirzel and Peter Rusterholz from Seismo Press. We are also very grateful for the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue.

Mike Meißner
On behalf of the Editorial Board