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. 88, No. 1, Spring

An Experimental Comparison of Two Perspectives on the Concept of Need for Orientation in Agenda-Setting Theory
Need for orientation (NFO) is a key contingent condition for agenda-setting effects. Traditionally, this concept has been measured by two lower-order components, but a recent reconceptualization expanded it to three dimensions. The current experimental...
At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror
* At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror. Erin Steuter and Deborah Wills. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008. 244 pp. $70 hbk. $29.95 pbk. $70 E-book.Erin Steuter and Deborah Wills, who teach sociology and English at...
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown. Jennifer ScanIon. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 288 pp. $27.95 hbk.Several years ago, a bright Women's Studies minor in my journalism history course asked if she could do...
Booknotes
The news from the mass media front of late evokes Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury - even Ayn Rand: apocryphal visions of technology's dehumanizing effects on society.This issue's books start with a nod to how Huxley might play in the brave...
Censorship in a Different Name: Press "Supervision" in Wartime Japanese American Camps 1942-1943
When the federal government in 1942 forced Japanese Americans into "relocation centers," camp officials allowed them to publish newspapers "freely," under "supervision," without "censorship." In reality, however, the camp press was hardly "free." Newspapers...
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Clay Shirky. New York, NY: Penguin, 2010. 242 pages, $25.95 pbk.It sometimes seems that the hardest thing to do in the Information Age is to communicate.In the rush of easily accessible...
Comic Books: How the Industry Works
Comic Books: How the Industry Works. Shirrel Rhoades. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2008. 406 pp. $29.65 pbk.After reading this book on the comic industry by veteran magazine and comics publishing executive Shirrel Rhoades, the main impression is confusion...
Exploring Anger in the Hostile Media Process: Effects on News Preferences and Source Evaluation
Most studies of news bias judgments and news consumption do not consider the likely emotional responses to news content, and theoretical arguments suggest that approach emotions, like anger, may actually motivate more, not less, news consumption. An...
Exploring Factors in the Hostile Media Perception: Partisanship, Electoral Engagement, and Media Use Patterns
Using survey data from 2000 and 2007, this study examines individual-level variables influencing the hostile media perception (HMP). Specifically, the study explores how HMP in election coverage is determined based on people's political party identification...
Four Decades of Images in Gay Male-Targeted Magazines
This study content-analyzed 1,578 male images from the highest-circulation magazines targeted to gay men, The Advocate and Out, from 1967 to 2008. Social comparison theory served as a theoretical framework. Images consistently had low levels of body...
From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library
From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library. Christian Vandendorpe. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009. 208 pp. $25 pbk.Text is anything but static as the printed word threatens to flutter off the page. This particular...
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. Alison Piepmeier. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2009. 272 pp. $70 hbk. $22 pbk.Although the study of feminist zine culture that blossomed in the 1990s might strike the casual reader as a snapshot of...
Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists
Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists. Mike Wallace and Beth Knobel. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 2010. 276 pp. $14 pbk.When it comes to fame - and probably fortune as well - there are few twentieth-century journalists who...
Hostile Media Perception, Involvement Types, and Advocacy Behaviors
This study investigates how HMP influences partisans' advocacy behaviors and examines how type of involvement affects HMP and advocacy groups' advocacy behaviors. Results suggest that HMP induces advocacy groups to prefer more aggressive advocacy strategies,...
Journalism in East Asia
Journalism in East Asia. Toh Lam Seng. Tokyo: Sairyu Sha, 2010. 292 pp. ?3500 JPY.JMCQ readers may not know that an American-owned Chinese newspaper is one of the three "Forefathers of Japanese Press" and also one of the recognized ancestors of the modern...
Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing
Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing. Mark Briggs. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2009. 359 pp. $22.95 pbk.The Internet challenges journalists and journalism schools to keep abreast of technologies deployed to deliver the...
Media Bias? A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive Coverage of Domestic Social Issues, 1975-2000
Media Bias? A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive Coverage of Domestic Social Issues, 1975-2000. Tawnya J. Adkins Covert and Philo C. Wasburn. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009. 182 pp. $65 hbk. $26.95 pbk.Sociologists...
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century. John B. Thompson. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2010. 432 pp. $25 pbk.For many younger J&MCQ readers, books in their traditional form are fast becoming a feature of the past. You...
Morning Miracle. Inside the Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life
Morning Miracle. Inside the Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life. Dave Kindred. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2010. 266 pp. $26.95 hbk.Dave Kindred's book about his former employer fits a predictable story line: Heroic Journalists Strive...
Newly Released
Afghanistan in the Cinema. Mark Graham. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010. 196 pp. $65/$22. ISBN: 978-0-25203527-2 / 978-0-252-0771 2-8.Al-Jazeera and U.S. War Coverage. Tal Samuel-Azran. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 161 pp. $119.95/$34.95....
Newsonomics: Twelve Trends That Will Shape the News You Get
Newsonomics: Twelve Trends That Will Shape the News You Get. Ken Doctor. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010. 219 pp. $25.95 pbk. $12.99 Kindle (http:/ /newsonomics.com/).Ken Doctor is a "Leading Media Industry Analyst." It says so right under his name...
On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent's Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam
On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent's Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam. Seymour Topping. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. 435 pp. $39.95 hbk.This book should...
Political Socialization: Modeling Teen Political and Civic Engagement
Research on adolescent political and civic engagement has focused on a wide variety of socializing agents, including parents, school, peers, and the media. This study builds an explanatory model that connects macro-level (e.g., religion, education) and...
Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future
Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future. Mary Debrett. Bristol, England: Intellect, 2010. 253 pp. $45 hbk.There has been considerable ink spent in recent years bemoaning the dour outlook of traditional public service television broadcasting...
Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio
Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio. Alec Foege. London: Faber and Faber, Inc., 2008. 320 pp. $25 hbk.If Enron represented "extreme capitalism" whose hubris brought it crashing to the ground in 2001, its equivalent...
Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research
* Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research. Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna, eds. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009. 670 pp. $120 pbk.I don't understand what the intended market for this book is. The word "handbook" in the title suggests...
Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain
Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain. Peter J. Bowler. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 339 pp. $45 hbk.The central question raised by Science for All concerns the assumed decline of working...
The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies
The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies. Jonathan Knee, Bruce Greenwald, and Ava Seave. New York, NY: Portfolio, 2009. 320 pp. $26.95 hbk. $18.99 E-book.It has become fashionable even among communication scholars...
The Emergence of Nano News: Tracking Thematic Trends and Changes in U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Nanotechnology
Mediated messages can influence awareness and nascent perceptions of novel or new issues. Nanotechnology is one such issue. This study explores descriptive and thematic characteristics of journalistic coverage of nanotechnology over a twenty-year span...
The Framers' First Amendment: Originalist Citations in U.S. Supreme Court Freedom of Expression Opinions
This article examines the use of originalist citations by Supreme Court justices in First Amendment freedom of expression opinions. It quantitatively examines when justices use originalist citations and qualitatively explores the content of the justices'...
The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain
The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain. Emma Hanna. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. 190 pp. $75 hbk.For many Americans - at least those less than about 98 years old - World War I is...
The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008
The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008. (3d ed.) Stephen J. Farnsworth and Robert Lichter. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010. 246 pp. $80 hbk. $24.95 pbk. $24.05 e-book.The conclusion I draw from...
The Rise of 24-Hour News Television: Global Perspectives
The Rise of 24-Hour News Television: Global Perspectives. Stephen Cushion and Justin Lewis, eds. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 350 pp. $129.95 hbk. $34.95 pbk.Well before arrival of the Internet, 24/7 news from satellite and cable television services...
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Nicholas Carr. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. 276 pp. $26.95 hbk. $15.95 pbk.Nicholas Carr's book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains is founded in the author's observations...
TV News Anchors and Journalistic Tradition: How Journalists Adapt to Technology
* TV News Anchors and Journalistic Tradition: How Journalists Adapt to Technology. Kimberly Meltzer. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 215 pp. $119.95 hbk. $32.95 pbk.Their audience may be declining-and old enough that most advertisers avoid appearing...
Using Time Series Analysis to Measure Intermedia Agenda-Setting Influence in Traditional Media and Political Blog Networks
Using time series analysis to gauge intermedia agenda setting in a sample of eighteen U.S. political blogs, two elite traditional news entities, and their eleven political newsroom blogs across three issues in 2007, this study reveals that traditional...
Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age
* Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age. Michael Bugeja and Daniela V Dimitrova. Duluth, MN: Litwin Books, 2010. 86 pp. $18.00 pbk.This book addresses an emerging issue in scholarship with...
War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire
* War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire. Sarah Ellison. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc., 2010. 274 pp. $27 hbk. $14.95 pbk.The sale of the Wall Street Journal in 2007 was a major news...