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. 81, No. 4, Winter

All Crises Are Global: Managing to Escape Chaos
All Crises Are Global: Managing to Escape Chaos. Marion K. Pinsdorf. New York: Fordham University Press, 2004. 262 pp. $30 hbk.Marion Pinsdorf uses her years of business school teaching and consulting to weave an extended cautionary tale for managers....
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An Editorial Comment
While the first six articles in this issue clearly fall under the rubric of "Research on Advertising," they just as clearly illustrate the breadth and depth of inquiry being carried out in the field. Experimental tests of advertising effects, field surveys...
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An Update on Sex in Magazine Advertising: 1983 to 2003
Magazine advertisements from 2003 were content analyzed as an extension of a study reported in Journalism Quarterly that assessed sex in advertising in 1983 and 1993. As watchdog groups become more vocal concerning indecency in advertising and media...
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Campaigns of Curiosity: Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London
Campaigns of Curiosity: Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London. Elizabeth L. Banks. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. 208 pp. $55 hbk. $21.95 pbk.There's nothing like immersion in the past to understand it...
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Congress, the Press, and Political Accountability
Congress, the Press, and Political Accountability. R. Douglas Arnold. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. 279 pp. $35 hbk.R. Douglas Arnold's latest book, Congress, the Press, and Political Accountability, is based upon a complex interplay...
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Defining Visual Rhetorics
Defining Visual Rhetorics. Charles A. Hill and Marguerite Helmers, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. 342 pp. $79.95 hbk. $36.00 pbk.The chapters collected in this volume attempt to come to terms with what communication scholar Sonja K. Foss calls...
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Lynne Truss. New York: Gotham Books. 209 pp. $17.50 hbk.A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air."Why?" asks the confused...
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Ethics in Public Relations: A Guide to Best Practice
Ethics in Public Relations: A Guide to Best Practice. Patricia J. Parsons. Sterling, VA: Kogan Page Limited, 2004. 187 pp. $35 pbk.Ethics in Public Relations fills a textbook void by acknowledging, upfront, the inherent dilemmas and conflicts that may...
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Exploring the Effects of Online Advertising on Readers' Perceptions of Online News
This study examined how commercialization of Internet news sites can impact perceptions of news. An experiment (N=260) showed that perceptions of online news stories varied as a function of the presence or seriousness of online advertising and Internet...
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Freedom of Information: A Comparative Legal Survey
Freedom of Information: A Comparative Legal Survey. Toby Mendel. New Delhi, India: UNESCO, Regional Bureau for Communication and Information, 2003, 134 pp. (free) pbk. (Available online at <http: / /unescodelhi.nic.in/publications/freedominfo.pdf>)Since...
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"G" Is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street
"G" is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street. Shalom M. Fisch and Rosemarie T. Truglio, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.271 pp. $69.95 hbk. $24.95 pbk.Sesame Street continues to evolve, so it is not surprising...
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Global Media Go to War: Role of News and Entertainment Media during the 2003 Iraq War
Global Media Go To War: Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War. Ralph D. Berenger, ed. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books, 2004. 382 pp. $49.95 pbk.Just as the pacification of Iraq has proved to be far more complicated than U.S. citizens...
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Information Age Journalism: Journalism in an International Context
Information Age Journalism: Journalism in an International Context. Vincent Campbell. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 306 pp. $22 pbk.A growing list of well-done books survey the state of the news business, and Vincent Campbell's Information...
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Inside the Pentagon Papers
Inside the Pentagon Papers. John Prados and Margaret Pratt Porter, eds. Lawrence, KN: University of Kansas Press, 2004. 248 pp. $29.95 hbk.Inside the Pentagon Papers is a thin and mostly disappointing presentation of what the editors call "the backstory"...
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Libraries, the First Amendment, and Cyberspace: What You Need to Know
Libraries, the First Amendment, and Cyberspace: What You Need to Know. Robert S. Peck. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. 216 pp. $32 pbk.Robert S. Peck has taken an enormous amount of law, laced it with a strong dose of passion about the role...
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Magazines That Make History: Their Origins, Development, and Influence
Magazines That Make History: Their Origins, Development, and Influence. Norberto Angeletti and Alberto Oliva. Gainesville, FL: Editorial Sol 90/University Press of Florida, 2004. 407 pp. $45 pbk.What should be used as criteria for a magazine to make...
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More Than Ink-Stained Wretches: The Resocialization of Print Journalists in Converged Newsrooms
Newsroom experiments with convergence-a sharing of news staffs, technologies, products, and geography-disrupt not just the norms and routines of newspaper news work but, more profoundly, the professional socialization of print journalists and their perception...
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Partisan and Structural Balance of Local Television Election Coverage of Incumbent and Open Gubernatorial Elections
Local television stories and segments covering the 2002 open race for governor in Michigan were compared with the same stations' coverage of the 1998 election in which an incumbent governor ran against a challenger. Coverage of the 2002 race was more...
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Political Talk as a Catalyst for Online Citizenship
Despite numerous and strong claims regarding the impact of the Internet on civic engagement, there has been limited empirical inquiry into the topic. In order to redress this gap, using survey data from the 2000 American National Election Study (ANES),...
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Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Robert W. Entman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 229 pp. $16 pbk.Politicians, the military, and the public are struggling to change paradigms in a post-Cold War,...
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Pulp Politics: How Political Advertising Tells the Stories of American Politics
Pulp Politics: How Political Advertising Tells the Stories of American Politics. Glenn W. Richardson, Jr. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. 159 pp. $19.95 pbk.When an author advances that the text of political advertising is the fabric of popular...
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Readership of Free Community Papers as a Source of Advertising Information: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective
The free paper is a convenient and relevant advertising information source, performing the functions of providing surveillance information and product values to consumers. Several market segments with varying market attributes are identified as heavy...
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Reporting and Producing for Digital Media
Reporting and Producing for Digital Media. Claudette Guzan Artwick. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 227 pp. $36.99 pbk.Digital media have become a growth industry in mass communication, leading to the proliferation of texts that seek to define...
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Routine Reliance Revisited: Exploring Media Importance for German Political Journalists
Although routine reliance on other media is regarded as a major factor in journalists' news decisions, it gets little scholarly attention. This study investigates the importance of media use for journalistic work. Taking German political journalists...
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Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication Education: A 30-Year Update
Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication Education: A 30-Year Update. Ramona R. Rush, Carol E. Oukrop, and Pamela J. Creedon, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. 483 pp. $45 pbk.In 1973, the year after Ramona R. Rush,...
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Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economic Stories for Mass Communication
Show Me The Money: Writing Business and Economic Stories for Mass Communication. Chris Roush. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. 435 pp. $99 hbk. $45 pbk.Chris Roush successfully confronts the issue of poorly trained business reporters across...
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Talking a "Blue" Streak: Context and Offensive Language in Prime Time Network Television Programs
This study examined the context of offensive language heard in prime-time programs aired on seven broadcast networks in 2001. Offensive words occurred more in the 9-10 p.m. hour. Situation comedies contained more instances of objectionable words than...
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The Effects of Brand Familiarity in Alignment Advertising
This study addresses the issues of managerial concern for both nonprofit organizations and profit-oriented organizations by comparing public service advertising, alignment advertising, and traditional brand advertising as marketing communication tools....
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The Information Utility of Dtc Prescription Drug Advertising
This study examined consumer perceptions of the information utility of direct-to-consumer advertising, focusing particularly on how older consumers respond to this unique form of advertising. Consumers are neutral, not positive, about the information...
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The Media and Elections: A Handbook and Comparative Study
The Media and Elections: A Handbook and Comparative Study. Bernd-Peter Lange and David Ward, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. 265 pp. $59.95 hbk.As any keen observer will attest, media and democracy are indispensable to each other and intricately...
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The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century. Robert W. McChesney. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2004. 352 pp. $45 hbk. 16.95 pbk.Media scholar Robert W. McChesney has written what is probably the most important of his...
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Tonight's Top Story: Commercial Content in Television News
While marketers look for creative ways to promote products on television, critics suggest the integrity of television news is being compromised by commercial content. This exploratory study investigates local and national news programming on ABC, CBS,...
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