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. 75, No. 4, Winter

Assessing Public Journalism
Assessing Public Journalism. Edmund B. Lambeth, Philip E. Meyer, and Esther Thorson, eds. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1998. 292 pp. $22.50 pbk. In November of 1988, George Bush was elected president following a vitriolic campaign replete...
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary
At the August 1998 annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, we were privileged to gather together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. We did this in two ways-one,...
Channeling Violence: The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming
Channeling Violence: The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming. James T. Hamilton. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. 390 pp. $35 hbk. No more important public policy exists than the dealing with the presumed negative effects of...
Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity
Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity. Simi Linton. New York & London: New York University Press, 1998. 204 pp. $45 hbk. $16.95 pbk. Claiming Disability provides the first comprehensive discussion of disability studies as an area of academic...
Communication and Age in Childhood Political Socialization: An Interactive Model of Political Development
The proposed interactive model of political development predicts that the socialization effects of communication will be moderated by age, such that younger children will be influenced less than older children by the same communication source. Using...
Courage of Convictions: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the New York Times, and Reform of the Pure Food and Drug Act, 1933-1937
The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 and the Wheeler-Lea Amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act became law together after five years of intense lobbying as a relatively weak compromise over the original proposal to overhaul the Pure Food and...
Does Web Advertising Work? Memory for Print vs. Online Media
Is memory for an advertisement related to the medium in which the ad was viewed? A between-subjects experiment (N = 48) was designed to answer this question. One-half of the subjects was exposed to a print newspaper front-page with two news stories and...
Electronic Whistle-Stops: The Impact of the Internet on American Politics
Electronic Whistle-Stops: The Impact of the Internet on American Politics. Gary W. Selnow. Westport, CT & London: Praeger Publishers, 1998. 221 pp. $59.95 hbk. $19.95 pbk. The controversial Starr Report that described what the Independent Counsel...
From Barriers to Challenges: Career Perceptions of Women TV News Anchors
A survey of 128 local women anchors found that they rank concerns with their physical appearance, conflicts between the roles of wife/mother and newscaster, and difficulties in balancing career and family as their major career challenges. A comparison...
Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place
Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place. Rob Owen, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997.225 pp. $ 26.95 hbk. According to a 1997 Time magazine cover story, there are 44.6 million people in the United States who were born between 1965 and...
Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies
Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies. Howard Good. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1998. 176 pp. $35 hbk. In Girl Reporter, Howard Good focuses on the character of Torchy Blane, the attractive, blonde, witty, but tough, female reporter,...
Global Media Economics: Commercialization, Concentration, and Integration of World Media Market
Global Media Economics: Commercialization, Concentration, and Integration of World Media Market. Alan B. Albarran and Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted, eds. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1998. 362 pp. $54.95 hbk. This is an exciting time for media economists....
Latino Media Use for Cultural Maintenance
We investigated whether three ethnic subgroups described as predominant Latino heritage, bicultural, and low Latino heritage previously identified in the research literature would emerge from data collected in New Mexico. We also tested the impact of...
Media Making: Mass Media in a Popular Culture
Media Making: Mass Media in a Popular Culture. Lawrence Grossberg, Ellen Wartella, and D. Charles Whitney. Thousand Oaks, CA, and London: Sage Publications, 1998. 442 pp. $68.50 hbk. $35 pbk. This long-awaited textbook from three leading author/researchers...
Media, Market, and Democracy in China: Between the Party Line and the Bottom Line
Media, Market, and Democracy in China: Between the Party Line and the Bottom Line. Yuezhi Zhao. Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1998. 255 pp. $44.95 hbk. $19.95 pbk. Since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the former...
Media Mergers
Media Mergers. Nancy J. Woodhull and Robert W. Snyder, eds. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1998. 198 pp. $21.95 pbk. Are media mergers good or bad? In the tradition of mainstream journalism, the editors of Media Mergers do not take...
Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age: From Hot Type to Hot Link
Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age: From Hot Type to Hot Link. Shannon A. Martin and Kathleen A. Hansen. Westport, CN: Praeger Publishers, 1998.159 pp. $55 hbk. Newspaper legal notice advertising has not been a hot topic for scholars. Indeed, it rarely...
Newsroom Topic Teams: Journalists' Assessments of Effects on News Routines and Newspaper Quality
This study examines the effects of newsroom topic teams on news routines and newspaper quality. It is based on a census survey of journalists at the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which both instituted topic teams within six...
One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland
One Step From the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland. Gayle B. Montgomery and James W. Johnson with Paul G. Manolis. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 361 pp. $29.95 hbk. Legendary Republican kingpin William F....
Personalities and Products: A Historical Perspective on Advertising in America
Personalities and Products: A Historical Perspective on Advertising in America. Edd Applegate. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.192 pp. $57.95 hbk. In advertising discussions and lectures, it is too easy to rattle off names like Volney Palmer, P.T....
Red Blood & Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West
Red Blood & Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West. David Dary. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf., 1998. 346 pp. $30 hbk. Anyone interested in Western history is familiar with the image of the frontier printer, with his Washington hand press striving...
Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine
Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine. Howard Kurtz. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1998. 324 pp. $25 hbk. Howard Kurtz, a media reporter for The Washington Post and the author of numerous award-winning books, including Hot Air: All Talk,...
The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950
The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950. Hayward Farrar. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998. 240 pp. $59.95 hbk. For decades during this century, The Baltimore Afro-American was a formidable presence. As a leading black newspaper, it voiced...
The Influence of Political Talk Radio on Confidence in Democratic Institutions
This study compares people's use of political talk radio to that of other mass communication sources and to their confidence in democratic institutions. The paper argues that communication modalities (e.g., political talk radio) serve as important sources...
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists. Mary McGuire, Linda Stilborne, Melinda McAdams, and Laurel Hyatt. New York: Guilford Press, 1997. 242 pp. $39.95 hbk. $19.95 pbk. Of the recent plethora of guide books to the Internet and...
The Sound Bites, the Biters, and the Bitten: A Two-Campaign Test of the Anti-Incumbent Bias Hypothesis in Network TV News
This study is the first longitudinal study to address two separate lines of research-sound bite research and news bias research-within a single network TV news study. Presidential and vice presidential campaign stories from Campaign '92 (ninety-nine...
Women Making News: Gender as a Variable in Source Selection and Use
An important dimension of agenda setting is the way in which the media frame the issues and events they present to the public. This article focuses on one of the most important dimensions of framing: choice of information source-the selections journalists...