Welcome to the website of Alessandro Martinisi, academic, lecturer and researcher. With experience as a lecturer and author, he is a young emerging scholar and inspiring voice in his own area of expertise: Communication Science, journalism, and social statistics. His own teaching and writing styles merge cutting-edge topics in communication, social sciences and technology with examples from philosophy and classic literature.
BLENDED LEARNING, CRITICAL THINKING
Alessandro Martinisi grew up professionally in an environment that emphasised blended learning and critical thinking.
As a result, Alessandro Martinisi has become known for his contribution in enriching the educational vision while attempting to innovate professional practice. Alessandro also helped universities in establishing the learning community as the core of their educational vision.
Articles, Books and Chapters
This book looks at how numbers and statistics have been used to underpin quality in news reporting. In doing so, the aim is to challenge some common assumptions about how journalists engage and use statistics in their quest for quality news. It seeks to improve our understanding about the usage of data and statistics as a primary means for the construction of social reality.
The book tries to underpin the tensions and issues around journalism and statistics. The central point made is that while the concept of quality and its dimensions remains a theoretical aspiration among journalists, what they really aim to achieve is ultimately credibility and authority. Hence, drawing from this last dichotomy we argue that not only the use of statistics automatically translates into quality journalism but that in some occasions it even hinders the possibility of greater civic engagement with the news.
This article attempts to broaden the theoretical boundaries of journalism studies by re-examining journalism practices in the context of divisions between Western and Eastern philosophies. It looks at journalistic techniques of truth-seeking with particular emphasis on i) the ability to pick up a ‘scoop’, that is an original story; ii) interviewing as an art of inquiry, and iii) the use of statistics in supporting evidence. By so doing, the authors want not only to problematise the debates between epistemology and ontology within the boundaries of journalism studies, but also see how Eastern philosophies can help to allocate this debate in a more globalised context that can overcome the limitations set by the Enlightenment as a political project.
Media Research Methods
Interpreting Quantitative Data