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. 79, No. 4, Winter

American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices
* American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices. W. David Sloan and Lisa Mullikin Parcell, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2002. 378 pp. $39.95 pbk. This book looks at mainstream American journalism, particularly the print media,...
Building the Fourth Estate: Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico
* Building the Fourth Estate: Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico. Chappell H. Lawson. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002. 287 pp. $19.95 pbk. This book is a must read for everyone interested in the mass media or politics...
Cause-Related Marketing Ads in the Light of Negative News
This experimental study tested Cause-Related Marketing (CRM) ads in the context of Benoit's Image Restoration Theory. The effects of three kinds of ads on the image ofa brand and a nonprofit organization (NPO) after the release of an unfavorable news...
Defending the American Presidency: Clinton and the Lewinsky Scandal
* Defending the American Presidency: Clinton and the Lewinsky Scandal. Robert Busby. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 264 pp. $65 hbk. In the aftermath of the Clinton-- Lewinsky scandal, a sorry mess in which none of the players came out looking particularly...
Effects of Anti-Tobacco Advertisements Based on Risk-Taking Tendencies: Realistic Fear vs. Vulgar Humor
This study examined effects of two different types of anti-tobacco advertisements (realistic fear ads vs. vulgar humor ads). Results indicate that rebellious participants who watched the realistic fear ads reported higher levels of interest than those...
Health and Beauty Magazine Reading and Body Shape Concerns among a Group of College Women
Research indicates that exposure to thin ideal images in women's magazines is associated with heightened concerns for body shape and size in a number of young women, although the media's role in the psychopathology of body image disturbance is generally...
Intertwining of Campaign News and Advertising: The Content and Electoral Effects of Newspaper Ad Watches
By integrating content analysis and experimental analysis of newspaper ad watches, this study examines the interactive qualities of news and candidate ads as well as the effects of those interactions. First, the content analysis shows that negative issue...
In the Shadows of the Kremlin and the White House: Africa's Media Image from Communism to Post-Communism
In the Shadows of the Kremlin and the White House: Africa's Media Image From Communism to Post-- Communism. Charles Quist-Adade. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001. 242 pp. $39 hbk. This book focuses on racism and the role of the media in...
Journalists in the Netherlands: An Analysis of the People, the Issues and the International Environment
Journalists in the Netherlands: An Analysis of the People, the Issues and the International Environment. Mark Deuze. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2002. 224 pp. $34.95 pbk. Although the purpose of this book is to paint a picture of journalists...
Looking beyond Hate: How National and Regional Newspapers Framed Hate Crimes in Jasper, Texas, and Laramie, Wyoming
Journalists frame issues by emphasizing some issues over others, affecting news consumers' awareness and perception of public problems and concerns. Journalistic credibility suffers from public perception that reporters do not show respect for the communities...
Media Sex: What Are the Issues?
Media Sex: What Are the Issues? Barrie Gunter. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.359 pp. $79.95 hbk. $32.50 pbk. The title of this book, written by a professor at the University of Sheffield who previously wrote Dimensions of Television Violence...
Nonrecursive Models of Internet Use and Community Engagement: Questioning Whether Time Spent Online Erodes Social Capital
Although some argue that Internet use may erode involvement in public life, the most common Internet behaviors, social communication and information searching, may actually foster social and civic participation. To examine this possibility, we test a...
Preaching to the Choir? Parents' Use of TV Ratings to Mediate Children's Viewing
In 1997, a system of TV ratings was instituted to label objectionable television content for parents. This study gathered ratings use data from 439 parents of preschool and school-age children. Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory of development is used...
Ralph Emerson McGill: Voice of the Southern Conscience
Ralph Emerson McGill: Voice of the Southern Conscience. Leonard Ray Teel. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001. 559 pp. $50 hbk. $24.95 pbk. When Ralph McGill died in 1969 two days shy of his seventy-first birthday, Albert M. Davis of the Atlanta...
Reliability in Cross-National Content Analysis
Cross-national assessment of coding reliability and its methodological problems have largely been neglected. In an exploratory first study and a more elaborate second study, we investigated how coder characteristics such as language skills, political...
Sources and Civic Journalism: Changing Patterns of Reporting?
Research studies consistently demonstrate a disproportionate use of elites, males, and non-minorities as sources. Previous research demonstrated that only enterprise reporting altered journalistic routines and therefore improved source diversity. Civic...
Speaking Our Minds: Conversations with the People Behind Landmark First Amendment Cases
Speaking Our Minds: Conversations With the People Behind Landmark First Amendment Cases. Joseph Russomanno. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. 476 pp. $99.95 hbk. $39.95 pbk. Law is high drama, involving real people and real disputes. People...
Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting
Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting, 3d ed. Christopher H. Sterling and John Michael Kittross. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. 1000 pp. $59.95 hbk. When the first edition of Stay Tuned came out in 1978, it was well received...
The Bush and Gore Presidential Campaign Web Sites: Identifying with Hispanic Voters during the 2000 Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary
This study examines presidential campaign discourse addressed to Hispanic voters during the 2000 Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Burke's concept of identification is used to determine how candidates identified with Hispanics through (1) common...
The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR
The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR. Al Ries and Laura Ries. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.325 pp. $24.95 hbk. The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR suggests a zero-sum game exists between these two sub-fields of journalism and this actually...
The First Amendment and Civil Liability
The First Amendment and Civil Liability. Robert M. O'Neil. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 185 pp. $29.95 hbk. Should Jenny Jones-or the producers of her television show-have been held liable in some way for the murder of Scott Amedure by...
Understanding Disney
Understanding Disney. Janet Wasko. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2001.261 pp. $24.95 pbk. Never one to miss an opportunity to celebrate itself, the Disney company organized a centennial tribute to its founder, Walt Disney, in 2001. In an effort to give the...