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. 82, No. 4, Winter

Advertising to Children in China
Advertising to Children in China. Kara Chan and James U. McNeal. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2004. 218 pp. $33.00 hbk.Since advertising came back to life in the Chinese mainland in 1979, it has received enormous interest from scholars in...
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Comparing Media Systems; Three Models of Media and Politics/Democratizing Global Media; One World, Many Strategies
Comparing Media Systems; Three Models of Media and Politics. Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 342 pp. $75.00 hbk. $29.99 pbk.Democratizing Global Media; One World, Many Strategies. Robert A....
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Contempt of Court: A Scholar's Battle for Free Speech from Behind Bars
Contempt of Court: A Scholar's Battle for Free Speech from Behind Bars. Rik Scarce. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2005. 208 pp. $24.95 pbk.In Contempt of Court: A Scholar's Battle for Free Speech from Behind Bars, Rik Scarce provides a case study for consideringbeyond...
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Cultural Politics and the Mass Media: Alaska Native Voices
Cultural Politics and the Mass Media: Alaska Native Voices. Patrick Daley and Beverly James. Champaign: The University of Illinois Press, 2004. 200 pp. $35.00.Cultural Politics and the Mass Media: Alaska Native Voices focuses on the challenges faced...
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Dictionary of Mass Communication & Media Research
Dictionary of Mass Communication & Media Research. David Demers. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books, 2005. 358 pp. $59.95 hbk. $39.95 pbk.Webster's Dictionary defines the word "dictionary" as: "A reference book listing alphabetically terms or names important...
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Education, Need for Cognition, and Campaign Interest as Moderators of News Effects on Political Knowledge: An Analysis of the Knowledge Gap
This study attempts to replicate recent findings suggesting a reversal of the standard knowledge gap, i.e., that the relationship between television news use and knowledge is greater among those with less than with more education. We also extend this...
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Election Night News & Voter Turnout: Solving the Projection Puzzle
Election Night News & Voter Turnout: Solving the Projection Puzzle. William C. Adams. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers 2005. 149 pp. $49.95 hbk.My West coast relatives know that I work with polls, and so when election night projections announce...
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Examining the New Influencers: A Self-Presentation Study of A-List Blogs
This study investigated impression management tactics and self-presentation on popular A-list blogs. Building on Goffman's constructs of self-presentation and operationalizing impression management strategies, this study content analyzed the most-linked-to...
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Exploring Culture's Influence on Standardization Dynamics of Creative Strategy and Execution in International Advertising
This study modeled and tested the dynamic relationship between standardization in creative strategy and execution in two culturally distinct countries. It also examined the influence of culture on standardization of creative strategy and execution. Results...
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Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents
Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents. Ulf Hannerz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 233 pp. $20.00 pbk.For anyone who has ever wondered how international news is constructed and who decides what news we read, or don't,...
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How Newspaper Sources Trigger Gender Stereotypes
News stories rely on sources to convey information. Official sources are often titled and typically male. This study outlines how such source cues can trigger gender stereotypes to varying degrees in two experimental studies. When the unofficial source...
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Journalism: Critical Issues
* Journalism: Critical Issues. Stuart Allan, ed. Berkshire, England: Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education, 2005. 408 pp. $34.95 pbk.Where do we go from here? Editor Stuart Allan, reader at the School of Cultural Studies at the University of West...
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Managing Media Convergence: Pathways to Journalistic Cooperation
* Managing Media Convergence: Pathways to Journalistic Cooperation. Kenneth C. Killebrew. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 218 pp. $39.99 pbk.Managing Media Convergence: Pathways to Journalistic Cooperation addresses a wide array of topics related...
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Newspaper Copy Editors' Perceptions of Their Ideal and Real Ethics Roles
This study examines the ethics role conceptions of newspaper copy editors, who have long been viewed as "the last line of defense" against errors but sometimes battle for respect in their newsrooms. Survey responses from 470 copy desk workers at 100...
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Presidential Candidate Images
* Presidential Candidate Images. Kenneth L. Hacker, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2004. 288 pp. $32.95 pbk.Kenneth Hacker gathers a diverse collection of voices to address the conceptual ambiguity surrounding candidate image...
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Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps
* Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps. Donald A. Ritchie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 390 pp. $30 hbk."The Washington press corps," investigative reporter Les Whitten once said, "has all the vigor of the Italian...
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Representing the Third Wave: Mainstream Print Media Framing of a New Feminist Movement
This study analyzes the framing of third wave feminism to determine whether journalists are recycling stock frames commonly used to portray the women's movement of the 1970s. Using textual and content analyses, the author draws from more than ten years'...
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Science Serialized: Representation of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals
* Science Serialized: Representation of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals. Geoffrey Cantor and Sally Shuttleworth, eds. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004. 358 pp. $40.00 hbk.Science historians and others will welcome...
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Setting the Agenda: The Mass Media and Public Opinion
* Setting the Agenda: The Mass Media and Public Opinion. Maxwell McCombs. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2004. 184 pp. $26.95 pbk.Since the publication of the original Chapel Hill study in 1972, there have been more than 400 published empirical investigations...
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Strength in Numbers? the Experiences and Attitudes of Women in Sports Media Careers
This survey of women who work in sports media explored their everyday work experiences and factors that may discourage them from staying in sports media careers. It also explored the liberal feminist assertion that more women working in sports media...
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Talk of the Town: The Rise of Alexandria, Louisiana, and the "Daily Town Talk."
Talk of the Town: The Rise of Alexandria, Louisiana, and the "Daily Town Talk." Frederick M. Spletstoser. Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University Press, 2005. 325 pp. $27.95 pbk.The history of the Daily Town Talk is inextricably tied to the political...
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Telling Others What to Think: Recollections of a Pundit
Telling Others What to Think: Recollections of a Pundit. Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. 266 pp. $34.95Ed Yoder has written a collection of elegant essays that do not actually add up to "telling others what to...
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The Impact of Ordinary Political Conversation on Public Opinion Expression: Is Existence of Discord Necessary?
This study examines the democratic impact of ordinary political conversation by tackling two interrelated research questions: (1) Does private conversation lead to more public opinion expression? (2) Is discord a necessary condition for conversation...
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The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment, and Mis-Education
* The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment, and Mis-Education. Ellen Seiter. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2005. 121 pp. $22.95 pbk.The Internet's proliferation was initially met with exuberant optimism heralding its egalitarian...
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The Values and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from the Poynter Institute
The Values and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from The Poynter Institute. Roy Peter Clark and Cole C. Campbell, eds. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005. 224 pp. $24.95 pbk.The Values and Craft of American Journalism is a compilation...
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The Viagra Ad Venture: Masculinity, Media, and the Performance of Sexual Health
The Viagra Ad Venture: Masculinity, Media, and the Performance of Sexual Health. Jay Baglia. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2005. 165 pp. $26.95 pbk.In 1992, Pfizer was testing a new medicine for angina. The medicine didn't work for angina, but Pfizer made...
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Tick.Tick.Tick: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes
Tick...Tick...Tick: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes. David Blum. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. 310 pp. $25 hbk.Network news isn't what it used to be. Its ratings, and arguably its journalism, have been steadily going downhill for...
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Transmitting the Past. Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting
Transmitting the Past. Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting. J. Emmett Winn and Susan L. Brinson, eds. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2005. 252 pp. $46 hbk. $22.95 pbk.The collection of essays in Transmitting the Past, Historical...
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Turnaround Time
In spring 2005, the Publications Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication initiated a survey of 641 members of the association, including four dozen members identified as "highly productive scholars" by various...
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What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring
What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring. Priscilla Coit Murphy. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005, 262 pp. $35 hbk.Environmentalist and author Rachel Carson published a book in 1962 examining how pesticides...
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What Do Communication Managers Do? Defining and Refining the Core Elements of Management in a Public Relations/corporate Communication Context
This article presents the findings of the second stage of an international collaborative research program designed to map, explicate, and compare the main elements of the managerial role performed by communication/ public relations practitioners working...
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What the Public Expects of Local News: Views on Public and Traditional Journalism
A survey found the public does not strongly endorse traditional journalism norms of watchdog and rapid reporting. Furthermore, when opinions of survey respondents and journalists were compared, survey respondents were significantly more likely to say...
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Within the Boundaries of Politics: News Framing of Sars in China and the United States
This research examined news frames in coverage of SARS by newspapers in China and the United States. The assumption was that with the adoption of Western news values and practices, the Chinese press would exhibit news frames similar to those found in...
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