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. 78, No. 2, Summer

After Watergate: Nixon and the Newsweeklies
* After Watergate: Nixon and the Newsweeklies. Russ Witcher. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000. 95 pp. $24.50 pbk. Watergate was a permanent stain that gave birth to an era of popular mistrust of politicians and a widespread cynicism about...
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A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form
A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form. John C. Hartsock. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000. 294 pp. $50 hbk. The scholarly area of literary journalism has shown impressive growth in the...
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Another One Bites the Grass: Making Sense of International Advertising
Another One Bites the Grass: Making Sense of International Advertising. Simon Anholt. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. 325 pp. $29.95 hbk. Regardless of one's opinion about the desirability and inevitability of globalization, advertising plays...
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Does the Cheerleading Ever Stop? Major League Baseball and Sports Journalism
Some commentators argue that sports journalists cater to Major League Baseball (MLB) officials; others contend that, although sports reporting at one time included such compliance, times have changed. This article suggests both sides offer too simplistic...
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From Class D to LPFM: The High-Powered Politics of Low-Power Radio
The most heated broadcasting issue of the year 2000 was the fight over low-power FM radio. The rise and fall of the proposed service reflected the state of the art in telecommunication policymaking, and provided a snapshot of power relations among broadcasters,...
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From Segmented to Fragmented: Latino Media in San Antonio, Texas
Historical evidence reveals that the definition of Latino mass media is a fragile but useful way to examine how cultural identity is forged through economic and industrial practices. Focusing on the development of Latino media and their political economy...
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Going Live: Getting the News Right in a Real-Time, Online World
Going Live: Getting the News Right in a Real-Time, Online World. Phillip Sieb. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001. 197 pp. $24.95 hbk. A paragraph in the preface to Going Live summarizes the book's premise: "Going live is exciting...
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High School Newspapers Still Censored Thirty Years after Tinker
It has been slightly more than three decades since the 1969 Supreme Court Tinker decision that guaranteed freedom to high school newspapers that are forums for public expression and one decade since the 1988 Supreme Court Hazelwood decision which reaffirmed...
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Individual and Routine Forces in Gatekeeping
Lewin's concept of "force" is explored in this study, which shows support for the proposition that newspaper gatekeeping is influenced more by forces on the routine level of analysis than by individual staff writers' characteristics. Newspaper stories...
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Margaret Mitchell: Reporter
Margaret Mitchell: Reporter. Patrick Allen, ed. Atlanta: Hill Street Press, 2000. 352 pp. $23.95 hbk. Margaret Mitchell: Reporter should be added to the library of anyone interested in the author of Gone with the Wind, in the history of the Deep South...
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Mass Media Laws and Regulations in India
* Mass Media Laws and Regulations in India, 2d ed. Venkat Iyer, ed. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), 2000. 573 pp. $30 pbk. In their recent study of the mass media in India, communication scholars K. Viswanath and Kavita...
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MediaSpeak: Three American Voices
MediaSpeak. Three American Voices. Roy F. Fox. Westwood, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2001. 225 pp. $39.95 hbk. Doublespeak, salespeak, and sensationspeak-three forms of mediated communication- dominate and shape the way people perceive themselves, their...
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Perceived Effects of Sexually Explicit Internet Content: The Third-Person Effect in Singapore
This study investigated the third-person effect of pornography on the Internet. The study was conducted in Singapore, a conservative nation that looks askance at sexuality in media. Congruent with the third-person effect, respondents judged pornographic...
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Persuading People to Have Safer Sex: Applications of Social Science to the AIDS Crisis
Persuading People to Have Safer Sex: Applications of Social Science to the AIDS Crisis. Richard M. Perloff. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. 159 pp. $39.95 hbk. $19 pbk. Health communication scholars, among others, have wrestled with the...
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Policing the Media: Street Cops and Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement
Policing the Media: Street Cops and Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement. David D. Perlmutter.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000. 160 pp. $74.95 hbk. $22.95 pbk. It is no surprise that Americans' views of the police are shaped by the media....
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Puerto Rican Newspaper Coverage of the Puerto Rican Independence Party: A Content Analysis of Three Elections
Puerto Rican Newspaper Coverage of the Puerto Rican Independence Party: A Content Analysis of Three Elections. Maria Cristina Santana. New York, NY; Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000. $75 hbk. Although Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory since 1898, contemporary...
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Redeveloping Communication for Social Change, Theory, Practice and Power
Redeveloping Communication for Social Change, Theory, Practice and Power. Karin Gwinn Wilkins, ed. Lanham, MD: Bowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000. 232 pp. $69 hbk. $24.95 pbk. In many parts of the world, scholarly conferences are the appropriate...
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Second-Level Agenda Setting in the New Hampshire Primary: A Comparison of Coverage in Three Newspapers and Public Perceptions of Candidates
Second-level agenda setting was examined during the New Hampshire primary through a comparison of Gallup poll responses and coverage in three newspapers in the region. Results show that John McCain was covered much more positively than George W. Bush....
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The American Internet Advantage. Global Themes and Implications of the Modern World
The American Internet Advantage. Global Themes and Implications of the Modern World. Michael Hart. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000. 131 pp. $27.50 pbk. According to Michael Hart, the dominance of the Internet in the United States is due...
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The Drunken Journalist: The Biography of a Film Stereotype
The Drunken Journalist: The Biography of a Film Stereotype. Howard Good. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow, 2000.200 vv. $40 hbk. Howard Good's latest book focuses on the narrowest of topics: film depictions of inebriated journalists. However, with Hollywood...
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The Information Society and the Black Community
The Information Society and the Black Community. John T. Barber and Alice A. Tait, eds. Westport, CT; Praeger, 2001. 293 pp. $67.50 hbk. This most relevant volume contains studies and essays by fourteen scholars and other communication specialists. John...
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The Muckrakers: Evangelical Crusaders
The Muckrakers: Evangelical Crusaders. Robert Miraldi, ed. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000. 182 pp. $65 hbk. The Muckraking era has always held a strong fascination for journalists, but this gem of a collection offers readers more than the usual nostalgic...
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The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force against Their Own People-In Their Own Words
The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People -- In Their Own Words.Compiled by Zhang Liang, Andrew J. Nathan, and Perry Link, eds. New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2001.513 pp. $30 hbk. Interested in an insider's...
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The War for the Public Mind: Political Censorship in Nineteenth-Century Europe
The War for the Public Mind: Political Censorship in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Robert Justin Goldstein, ed. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000. 280 pp. $64 hbk. Robert Justin Goldstein has compiled an insightful, well-written volume about the sweep and consequences...
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Vibrant, but Invisible: A Study of Contemporary Religious Periodicals
Religious publications have along and varied history in the United States. The publications are among the first magazines to appear in the United States, and their content helped shape the early Republic's literacy, morals, and political events. But...
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Violence against the Press in Latin America: Protections and Remedies in International Law
This article identifies a trend in international law addressing the murders of journalists in Latin America. Recent cases by international human-rights tribunals are analyzed for their holdings that murders of journalists violate the free-expression...
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