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. 46, No. 4, December

Competition and Commons: The Public Interest in and after the AOL-Time Warner Merger
The positions forwarded by public interest advocates and academics before the FCC during consideration of the AOL-Time Warner merger articulate a public interest in maintaining and nurturing a transparent, easily accessible, affordable, and freely...
Is Online Buying out of Control? Electronic Commerce and Consumer Self-Regulation
Impulsive (Rook & Fisher, 1995), compulsive (Faber & O'Guinn, 1992), and addictive (Krych, 1989) buying are forms of unregulated consumer behavior that have attracted attention in real-world shopping environments. Individually, unregulated...
New Media and the Circuit of Cyber-Culture: Conceptualizing Napster
Introduction: Napster and the Circuit of Culture In a recent article, Jones (2000) calls for a more engaged response by media scholars to changes in popular music created by the Internet. These scholars, he argues, should "approach the Internet...
New Media and the Commercial Sphere: Two Intersecting Trends, Five Categories of Concern
This special issue of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media on "New Media and the Commercial Sphere" aims to encourage scholarly research on the intersection of two trends: the spread of digital interactive media, and the expansion...
Online Journalism as Market-Driven Journalism
Beginning in the mid 1990s, the news media latched onto the ability of the World Wide Web (WWW) to illustrate news stories once left to magazines, newspapers, and television news programs. News organizations and television networks built virtual...
Panopticon.com: Online Surveillance and the Commodification of Privacy
"DART offers an unlimited array of targeting criteria to ensure you get the right message to the right person at the right time."--DoubleClick Web site, 2001 (1) In 1791, Jeremy Bentham introduced a new and technologically advanced prison design...
The Safe-Harbor Agreement between the United States and Europe: A Missed Opportunity to Balance the Interests of E-Commerce and Privacy Online?
During the first half of 2000, two high-profile incidents heightened public concerns about the privacy of personal data on the Internet. These incidents involved the e-commerce toy retailer Toysmart.com and DoubleClick, the largest online advertising...