Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

A professional and scholarly quarterly presenting research in communication and electronic media. Covers topics on media uses, effects of media, regulation, history, organization, advertising, technology, news, and entertainment.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, September

As Goes the Statue, So Goes the War: The Emergence of the Victory Frame in Television Coverage of the Iraq War
Wars begin in declarative, often formalized, moments. One country attacks another, followed by the solemn announcement by the aggrieved country and its allies that they are at war with the invading nation. Regardless of their origins, however, wars...
Erik Barnouw (1908-2001): Broadcasting's Premier Historian
Erik Barnouw shaped the writing of American broadcasting history with his landmark trilogy published in the late 1960s. His historical work was responsible for making that subject academically respectable (because of his archival digging, smooth writing...
Impact of Popularity Indications on Readers' Selective Exposure to Online News
The Internet has greatly contributed to the so-called information tide (Graber, 1984) that news consumers face. Using the World Wide Web to access news has become commonplace, with nearly two thirds of the people who "get news" using online sources...
News in an Age of Competition: The Case of Sensationalism in Dutch Television News, 1995-2001
The quality of the mass media performance has been subject of discussion for many decades, not only among media practitioners and their critics but also among media students (McQuail, 1992). One of the main topics in these discussions concerns the...
Online Privacy and Consumer Protection: An Analysis of Portal Privacy Statements
In an 1890 Harvard Law Review article, Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren had the foresight to argue that individual citizens should be free from having intimate information published by an increasingly powerful press. Basic human dignity, they claimed,...
The Seeds of Audience Fragmentation: Specialization in the Use of Online News Sites
A number of recent appraisals of developing media technologies have emphasized the potential for the new media to fragment audiences (e.g., Chaffee & Metzger, 2001; Havick, 2000). This fragmentation is presumed to result from technologies that...