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. 4, Winter

A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism, and the Career of Charlotte Curtis
A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism, and the Career of Charlotte Curtis. MarilynS. Greenwald. Athens,OH: Ohio University Press,1999. 251 pp. $26.95 hbk. Punch Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times for nearly three decades, called her "the...
Civic Duties: Newspaper Journalists' Views on Public Journalism
In a national survey of 1,037 newspaper journalists, this study found strong support for four practices associated with civic journalism. In order to minimize respondents' preconceptions, the terms "civic journalism"ar "public journalism"did not appear...
Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists
Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists. S. L. Alexander. Lanham, MD: University Press of America,1999.184 pp. $49 hbk. $29.50 pbk. The stated intent of this book is admirable: to offer "support for those concerned with responsible coverage of...
Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era
Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era. Jonathan Mermin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. 162 pp. $45 hbk. $14.95 pbk. This political analysis examines media coverage of eight military interventions...
Differential Employment Rates in the Journalism and Mass Communication Labor Force Based on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: Exploring the Impact of Affirmative Action
This paper examines whether gender, race, and ethnicity are associated with employment in the journalism and mass communication labor market and-if discrepancies in employment exist-what explanations might be offered for them. The data show strong evidence...
Newspapers: A Lost Cause? Strategic Management of Newspaper Firms in the United States and the Netherlands
Newspapers: A Lost Cause? Strategic Management of Newspaper Firms in the United States and The Netherlands. Patrick Hendriks. Dordrecht, The Netherlands; Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. 251 pp. $72 hbk. Patrick Hendriks, formerly...
Nike Culture
Nike Culture. Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999. 194 pp. $74.50 hbk. $26.95 pbk. An apocryphal story relates that when Phil Knight, CEO of Nike, met Dan Wieden, president of Nike's future ad agency Wieden and...
On the Short Waves, 1923-1945
On the Short Waves,1923-1945. Jerome S. Berg. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1999. 272 pp. $42.50 hbk. Hobbyists and other nonacademics have written books about international communication that have proven to be useful to researchers and students...
Permission Marketing
Permission Marketing. Seth Godin. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster,1999. 255 pp. $24 hbk. By beginning to read this book review, you have given the sender "permission" to consume some of your time to inform you about Internet guru Seth Godin's new...
Public Access Television: America's Electronic Soapbox
Public Access Television: America's Electronic Soapbox. Laura R. Linden Westport, CT & London: Praeger, 1999. 156 pp. $55 hbk. $19.95 pbk. Although nearly thirty years old and operational in at least 2,000 communities across the United States, the...
Reactions to People with Disabilities: Personal Contact versus Viewing of Specific Media Portrayals
The research presented in this paper explored the relationship between personal contact, viewing media portrayals of people with disabilities, and audience's reactions to them. Viewers of positive portrayals of the disabled on television programs and...
Running out of Time: An Analysis of Shutting Down New York Newsday by Times Mirror
The launch of New York Newsday in 1983 was doomed to failure, regardless of the newspaper's promise and its natural expansion from Newsday's Long Island base into New York City. The plan for profitability advocated by senior management was approved by...
Significant Journalism and Communication Books of the Twentieth Century
Since it was first established in 1924 as The Journalism Bulletin, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly has reviewed more than S,000 books and announced the publication of another 30,000 titles. Some of the journalism and communication titles...
Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition
Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition. Jonathan A. Becker. New York & London: St. Martin's Press, Inc. & Macmillian Press Ltd., 1999. 233 pp. $72 hbk. Perhaps the Soviet press's most...
Symbolic Politics: Congressional Interest in Television Violence from 1950 to 1996
Drawing from sociological research, this study tested the relationship between social, economic, and political factors and congressional actions regarding television violence over forty-six years, and advanced a political science theory, symbolic politics,...
The Control Revolution: How the Internet Is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know
The Control Revolution: How the Internet Is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know. Andrew L. Shapiro. New York: Century Foundation, 1999. 286 pp. $25 pbk. Andrew Shapiro's Control Revolution deserves the prominent place it will...
The Cow, the Cook, and the Quaker: Fifty Years of Spokes-Character Advertisting
This study explores how spokes-characters in print ads have changed over time from the I950s to the present. A content analysis of spokes-character ads in one men's and one women's magazine shows that spokes-character advertising is an important communication...
The Global Village in Atlanta: A Textual Analysis of Olympic News Coverage for Children in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Newspaper reporting aimed at children has proliferated yet children's news has seldom been the subject of study. This project begins to fill that void by examining the "News for Kids" (NFK) section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It examines international...
The Impact of Intermedia and Newspaper Competition on Advertising Linage in Daily Newspapers
This exploratory study of forty dailies found a negative relationship between the number of radio and television stations and daily newspaper ROP advertising. A weaker relationship was found between number of radio and television stations and total advertising...
The Internet Challenge to Television
TheInternet Challenge to Television.Bruce M. Owen. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,1999. 372 pp. $29.95 hbk. For a book whose ultimate intent is to look into the future, Bruce M. Owen's new work contains a lot of history. But that serves to makes...
The Mass Marketing of Politics: Democracy in an Age of Manufactured Images
The Mass Marketing of Politics: Democracy in an Age of Manufactured Images. Bruce I. Newman. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999. 166 pp. $56 hbk. $24.95 pbk. Anecdotes and evidence alike point to lower levels of political participation, civic engagement,...
The Nativist Press: Demonizing the American Immigrant
During the final decade of the nineteenth century, more than 100 nativist newspapers were published in the United States to oppose the surge in immigration and to preserve fundamental American values during a time when many people feared that those values...
The Significance of the Printed Word in Early America: Colonists' Thoughts on the Role of the Press
The Significance of the Printed Word in Early America: Colonists' Thoughts on the Role of the Press. Julie Hedgepeth Williams. Westport, CN & London: Greenwood Press,1999. 320 pp. $65 hbk. Julie Hedgepeth Williams teaches journalism history at Samford...
The Voice of Business: Hill & Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations
The Voice of Business: Hill & Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations. Karen S. Miller. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press,1999. 261 pp. $39.95 hbk. A good book covers a single topic well; an excellent one brings us into the world...
Uncover the Hidden Power of Television Programming.And Get the Most from Your Advertising Budget
Uncover the Hidden Power of Television Programming...and Get the Most from Your Advertising Budget. Kevin J. Clancy and David W. Lloyd. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.,1999. 236 pp. $66 hbk. $29.95 pbk. This book represents an attempt to market...
Who Do You Think You Are? Personal Home Pages and Self-Representation on the World Wide Web
Personal home pages on the World Wide Web make it possible for anyone to be a mass communicator. They represent an unprecedented chance to study the audience as producers of mass communication content rather than as consumers. The current study content...
Women in Television News Revisited
Women in Television News Revisited. Judith Marlane. Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press,1999. 259 pp. $40 hbk. $19.95 pbk. Women in Television News Revisited addresses the varied and painful subjects of being a woman in what is still an industry...
Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism
Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism. AmyE. Farrell. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press,1998. 248 pp. $39.95 hbk. $16.95 pbk. In 1921, Freda Kirchwey, "writing for the journal The Suffragist, called...