Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Founded in 1924, the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly is a professional journal that covers research in journalism and mass communication. The journal has an audience of over 5,000 readers. The Association for Education in Journalism (and) Mass Communication publishes the journal quarterly. Dan Riffe is the journal's Editor. Ted Pease is the Book Review Editor.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 3, Autumn

Active Radio: Pacifica's Brash Experiment / Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network
Active Radio: Pacifica's Brash Experiment. Jeff Land. Minneapolis, MN and London, UK: University of Minnesota, 1999. 179 pp. $42.95 hbk. Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network. Matthew Lasar. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1999....
Advertising and the World Wide Web
Advertising and the World Wide Web. David W. Schumann and Esther Thorson, eds. Mahwah, NJ & London, UK: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1999.317 pp. $59.95 hbk. The content of many textbooks on Internet advertising often consists of basic...
Campaign Strategies and Message Design: A Practitioner's Guide from Start to Finish
Campaign Strategies and Message Design: A Practitioner's Guide from Start to Finish. Mary Anne Morffitt. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999. 224 pp. $59.95 hbk; $22.95 pbk. Canipaigii Strategies and Message Design: A Practitioner's Gifidefroni Start...
Communicating Uncertainty: Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science
Communicating Uncertainty: Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science. Sharon Friedman, Sharon Dunwoody, and Carol Rogers, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 277 pp. $79.95 hbk., $32.50 pbk. For every Ph.D., the ironic adage goes,...
Consuming Environments: Television and Consumer Culture
Consuming Environments: Television and Consumer Culture. Mike Bud, Steve Craig, and Clay Steinman. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999. 225 pp. $22 pbk. The primary premise of this book is laudable. The authors encourage individuals to...
Covering the Community: A Diversity Handbook for Media
Covering the Community: A Diversity Handbook for Media. Leigh Stephens Aldrich. Thousand Oaks, CA; London, UK; and New Delhi: Pine Forge Press, Inc., 1999. 176 pp. $19.95 pbk. Leigh Stephens Aldrich tackles, in one small volume, some of the most crucial...
Distorting Defense: Network News and National Security
Distorting Defense: Network News and National Security. Stephen P. Aubin. Westport, CT and London: Praeger Publishers, 1998. 262 pp. $59.95 hbk. At its best, media research conducted by scholars from other disciplines provides an opportunity for fresh...
How the News Media Fail American Voters: Causes, Consequences & Remedies
How the News Media Fail American Voters: Causes, Consequences &Remedies. Kenneth Dautrich and Thomas H. Hartley. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. 224 pp. $49.50 hbk., $19.50 pbk. This book promises more in its title than it delivers, but...
Megamedia: How Giant Corporations Dominate Mass Media, Distort Competition, and Endanger Democracy
Megamedia: How Giant Corporations Dominate Mass Media, Distort Competition, and Endanger Democracy. Dean Alger. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998. 276 pp. $27.95 hbk. Dean Alger doesn't mince words. The title of his book clearly...
Reporting Vietnam: Media & Military at War
Reporting Vietnam: Media& Military at War. William M. Hammond. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998. 376 pp. $34.95 hbk. We have here another book about the Vietnam War and the press. Do we need it? Of course, we do. This is a unique, panoramic...
Social or Economic Concerns: How News and Women's Magazines Framed Breast Cancer in the 1990s
Media framing of complex diseases is important because the way these are presented may affect individuals' choices regarding health. The authors analyzed 127 articles on breast cancer from three news magazines and four women's magazines to examine whether...
Television: What's on, Who's Watching, and What It Means
Television: What's On, Who's Watching, and What It Means. George Comstock and Erica Sharrer. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1999. 388 pp. S48 hbk. George Comstock has had plenty of experience summarizing research pertaining to the social impact of television....
The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System
The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System. Richard Davis. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999. 225 pp. $39.95 hbk., $18.95 pbk. Richard Davis' thesis is that the Internet as a mode of political communication...
Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution
Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution. Bartholomew H. Sparrow. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. 277 pp. $17.95 pbk., $48 hbk. American news media today are unable to act as guardians of the public's political...
Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story
Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story. Michael Isikoff. New York, NY: Crown, 1999. 402 pp. $25 hbk. The book jacket blurb on Michael Isikoff's unseemly story of presidential philandering calls Uncovering Clinton an "equally explosive" story as that...
War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power
War and Press Freedom. The Problem of Prerogative Power. Jeffrey A. Smith. New York, NY and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1999. 324 pp. $45 hbk., $19.95 pbk. Those who have worked in the news media or studied the media during any period of active...