Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt

Associate Professor

Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research is in the fields of political communication and journalism, with a particular interest in the temporal dimensions of journalism and the role played by the news media in constructing and negotiating collective pasts and futures. She is currently leading the ERC-funded project “Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections” (PROFECI) and takes part in a couple of international research networks, including The Worlds of Journalism Study and Project NET, a study of the consumption of news, entertainment, and technology in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the United States.


She serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Communication and head of the Internship Program of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she served as Chair of the Journalism Studies Division at the International Communication Association (2018-2020). She received her PhD in 2011 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.


Selected Publications

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., & Lee, C. J. (2020). Speaking across communication subfields. Journal of Communication, 70(3), 303–309.

Media & Tim

  • Aharoni, T., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Baden, C., & Overbeck, M. (2020). Dynamics of (dis) trust between the news media and their audience: The case of the April 2019 Israeli exit polls. Journalism.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2018). Media projections and Trump’s election: A self-defeating prophecy? In P. J. Boczkowski & Z. Papacharissi (Eds.), Trump and the Media (pp. 111-118). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2018). Temporal affordances in the news. Journalism, 19(1), 37-55.
  • Neiger, M. & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2016). Understanding journalism through a nuanced deconstruction of temporal layers in news narratives. Journal of Communication, 66(1), 139-160. [Dan Aubrey Award for Outstanding Article in Communication 2017].
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2015). Print is future, Online is past: Cross-Media analysis of temporal orientations in the news. Communication Research, 42(8), 1047-1067.
  • Zelizer, B. and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2014). Journalism and Memory. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2013). Bridging collective memories and public agendas: Toward a theory of mediated prospective memory. Communication Theory, 23(2), 91-111. [The ICA Outstanding Article Award 2014]

Journalism & Conflict

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., & Baden, C. (2021). Gendered communication styles in the news: An algorithmic comparative study of conflict coverage. Communication Research48(2), 233-256.
  • Aharoni, T., & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2019). Unpacking Journalists’ (Dis)Trust: Expressions of Suspicion in the Narratives of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 24(4), 426–443.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Baden, C. (2018). Journalistic transformation: How source texts are turned into news stories. Journalism, 19(4), 481-499.
  • Baden, C., and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2017). Convergent news? A longitudinal study of similarity and dissimilarity in the domestic and global coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Journal of Communication, 67(1), 1-25. 
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K, Hanitzsch, T., & Nagar, R. (2016). Beyond peace journalism: Reclassifying conflict narratives in the Israeli news media. Journal of Peace Research, 53(2), 151-165.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2014). Producing protest news: An inquiry into journalists’ narratives. International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(4), 410-429.

News Audiences

  • Boczkowski, P. J., Suenzo, F., Mitchelstein, E., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Hayashi, K., & Villi, M. (2021). From the barbecue to the sauna: A comparative account of the folding of media reception into the everyday life. New Media & Society.
  • Aharoni, T., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2021). “Be Less of a Slave to the News”: A Texto-Material Perspective on News Avoidance among Young Adults. Journalism Studies, 22(1), 42-59.
  • Mitchelstein, E., Boczkowski, P., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Hayashi, K., Villi, M., and Kligler-Vilenchik, K. (2020). Incidentality on a continuum: A comparative conceptualization of incidental news consumption. Journalism.