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. 2, Summer

Action TV: Tough, Guys, and Smooth Operator and Foxy Chicks
Action TV. Tough Guys, Smooth Operator and Foxy Chicks. Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough-Yates, eds. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. 260 pp. $22.95 pbk. In a soon-to-be-published book, subtitled "Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow,"...
"A Death in the American Family": Myth, Memory, and National Values in the Media Mourning of John F. Kennedy Jr
This article provides narrative and rhetorical analysis-considering structure, language, and emphases in content and presentation-of journalistic coverage of the 1999 death and funeral of John F. Kennedy Jr. It contends that, because of JFK Jr.'s particular...
Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space
Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space. Anna McCarthy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001. 316 pp. $54.95 hbk. $18.95 pbk. Television is something we watch, right? No, according to Anna McCarthy, "When television enters a place ......
An American Poet in Paris: Pauline Avery Crawford and the Herald Tribune
An American Poet in Paris: Pauline Avery Crawford and the Herald Tribune. Charles L. Robertson. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2001. 280 pp. $34.95 hbk. This is Charles L. Robertson's second book on the Herald Tribune, otherwise known as...
An Editorial Comment
When Jack Lule and I first discussed a special issue on mythology in journalism, we never anticipated receiving well over thirty submissions. The fact that so many scholars responded indicates, at a minimum, growing acceptance of the notion that media...
An Honorable Estate: My Time in the Working Press
An Honorable Estate: My Time in the Working Press. Louis D. Rubin Jr. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2001. 216 pp. $22.50 hbk. Educator Louis D. Rubin Jr. has written this memoir to tell the world-and perhaps, for the thousandth time,...
At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture
At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture. Edward J. Ingebretsen. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2001. 341 pp. $40 hbk. For hundreds of years, people have told much the same tale about monsters. A creature, often physically...
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
* Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News. Bernard Goldberg. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2002. 232 pp. $27.95. More years ago than I choose to remember, I helped a high school English teacher in Roanoke, Virginia, grade...
Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920
Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920. William G. Jordan. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 256 pp. $39.95 hbk. $18.95 pbk. U.S. involvement in World War I presented an unusual dilemma for the publishers...
Collusion and Price Fixing in the American Newspaper Industry: Market Preservation Trends, 1890-1910
This study cites examples of price fixing and collusive practices used among newspapers in several cities across the United States during the late 1890s and early 1900s. An examination of the E.W. Scripps papers reveals secret agreements or "combinations"...
Community of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers
Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers. David Paul Nord. Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001. 293 pp. $29.95 hbk. In this book, twelve articles produced across twenty years reflect arguments...
Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide
Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide. Pippa Norris. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 303 pp. $60 hbk., $20 pbk. Forecasts that the Internet heralds a world of more democracy and less poverty seem...
Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia: The Politics of Media, Technology, and National Development
Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia: The Politics of Media, Technology, and National Development. Drew McDaniel. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 2002. 218 pp. $54.99 hbk. He was a young, powerful, charismatic government leader allegedly taking...
Endless Propaganda: The Advertising of Public Goods
Endless Propaganda: The Advertising of Public Goods. Paul Rutherford. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2000.275 pp. $65 hbk. $24.95 pbk. L42 hbk. L16 pbk. Democracy is more than a form of government; it is also a certain assumption about...
For the Record: An Oral History of Rochester, New York, Newsworkers
For the Record: An Oral History of Rochester, New York, Newsworkers. Bonnie Brennen. New York: Fordham University Press, 2001. 202 pp. $35 hbk. $20 pbk. In 1976, a journalist joining Gannett's flagship Times-Union in Rochester, New York, looked in one...
Framing Gender on the Campaign Trail: Female Gubernatorial Candidates and the Press
Daily newspaper reporters in 1998 treated female and male gubernatorial candidates equitably in terms of the quantity of coverage. However, newspaper readers were more likely to read about a female candidate's personal traits, such as her appearance...
Framing Public Life: Perspectives on Media and Our Understanding of the Social World
Framing Public Life: Perspectives on Media and Our Understanding of the Social World. Stephen D. Reese, Oscar H. Gandy Jr., and August E. Grant, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. 399 pp. $99.95 hbk. When I conduct content analyses of...
George Newnes and the New Jouralism in Britian, 1880-1910: Culture and Profit, the Nineteenth Century Series
George Newnes and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880-1910: Culture and Profit, The Nineteenth Century Series. Kate Jackson. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2001. 293 pp. $79.95 hbk. This book has been long overdue. Although George Newnes...
Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders and Trends
Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends. Thomas L. McPhail. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2002. 272 pp. $47 pbk. There is nothing misleading about the title of this book. It is an accurate description of what McPhail provides and the...
Global News, National Stories: Producers as Mythmakers at Germany's Deutsche Welle Television
This article explores the mythic nature of television news in a globalnewsroom context. News routine analysis of newscast producers and ethnographic data from a case study of the English-language newsroom at Germany's Deutsche Welle point to the existence...
Grand Theft 2000: Media Spectacle and a Stolen Election
Grand Theft 2000: Media Spectacle and a Stolen Election. Douglas Kellner. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. 242 pp. $70 hbk. $19.95 pbk. This analysis distills the ruckus of news media, politicians', and political institutions' performance in...
Impartial Spectator in the Marketplace of Ideas: The Principles of Adam Smith as an Ethical Basis for Regulation of Corporate Speech
The corporate voice is arguably the loudest in mass communication today and has been the subject of a series of landmark Supreme Court decisions since 1978. This integrative essay offers an ethical basis for justifying regulation of corporate speech,...
Issues in Cyberspace: Communication, Technology, Law, and Society on the Internet Frontier
Issues in Cyberspace: Communication, Technology, Law, and Society on the Internet Frontier. Jan Samoriski. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2002. 384 pp. $40 pbk. Undergraduate Internet law courses have been introduced at numerous colleges and universities...
King Football: Sports & Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio & Newsreels, Movies & Magazines, the Weekly & Daily Press
King Football: Sport & Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio & Newsreels, Movies & Magazines, The Weekly & Daily Press. Michael Oriard. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 491 pp. $39.95 hbk. As a summary of how the...
Language and the Internet / the Language of New Media
Language and the Internet. David Crystal. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.272pp. GBP 13.95 hbk. The Language of New Media. Lev Manovich. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. 354 pp. $34.95 hbk. $19.95 pbk. In Language and the Internet, David...
Mass Media in 2025: Industries, Organizations, People, and Nations
Mass Media in 2025: Industries, Organizations, People, and Nations. Erwin K. Thomas and Brown H. Carpenter, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 216 pp. $65.95 hbk. With this new work comes the counterpoint to George Orwell and Stanley Kubrick,...
Mass Media Laws and Regulations of the Philippines
Mass Media Laws and Regulations of the Philippines, 2d ed. Luis V. Teodoro Jr. and Rosalinda V. Kabatay. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, 2001. 490 pp. $25 pbk. When asked to name a country showcasing adoption of the First...
Myth and Terror on the Editorial Page: The New York Times Responds to September 11, 2001
This article studies New York Times editorials in the aftermath of September 11 from the perspective of myth. After defining myth and reviewing a wide range of scholarship that approaches news as myth, this article considers the ways in which editorials...
Myth in Charlie Kuralt's "On the Road"
Charles Kuralt was perhaps the most beloved journalist of his day via his "On the Road" television reports for CBS News. This article qualitatively examines those reports in the context of Kuralt's speeches and other writings. It argues that his stories...
Nation, Capitalism, Myth: Covering News of Economic Globalization
This study analyzes U.S. newspaper coverage of the merger of the automobile manufacturers Daimler-Benz and Chrysler. It argues that a discourse of national distinctions was created through a major public relations effort that was accepted by elite U.S....
News and News Sources: A Critical Introduction
News and News Sources: A Critical Introduction. Paul Manning. London: SAGE Publications, 2001. 251 pp. $79.95 hbk. $24.95 pbk. This book offers a framework for analyzing the relationship between news sources and the news media. In his analysis, Manning...
Olympic Athletes and Heroism in Advertising: Gendered Concepts of Valor?
This analysis of television advertisements aired during NBC's telecast of the 2000 NBC Summer Olympics examined advertisers' use of Jungian-based concepts of heroism and gendered concepts of heroism. Using traditional archetypes of heroes-the Innocent,...
Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver's Newspaper Monopoly
Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver's Newspaper Monopoly. Marc Edge. Vancouver, British Columbia: New Star Books, 2001. 450 pp. $39. The joint operating agreements that sprang up in some desperation across the continent impacted on American...
Personal and Public Interests: Frieda Hennock and the Federal Communications Commiission
Personal and Public Interests: Frieda Hennock and the Federal Communications Commission. Susan L. Brinson. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. 181 pp. $64. Susan Brinson has written an informative, insightful book on the life of Frieda Hennock, the first woman...
Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835
* Press, Revolution,, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835. Jeremy D. Popkin. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002. 296 pp. $65 hbk. $22.50 pbk. In American media history, the 1830s have long been regarded as a fascinating...
Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda: During World War II
Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War 11. Gerd Horten. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.232 pp. $45 hbk. In a speech in March 1942, Archibald MacLeish defined the principal battleground of World War...
Remembering Charles Kuralt
Remembering Charles Kuralt. Ralph Grizzle. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 2001. 259 pp. $24.95 hbk. A contributing editor to North Carolina's Our State magazine, Ralph Grizzle was commissioned by his alma mater, the University of North Carolina...
Sex, Religion, Media
Sex, Religion, Media Dane S. Claussen, ed. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002. 295 pp. $72.50 hbk. This nation is profoundly and simultaneously influenced by three distinct but powerful sets of interacting institutions and practices:...
Sport Stars: The Cultural Politics of Sporting Celebrity
Sport Stars: The Cultural Politics of Sporting Celebrity. David L. Andrews and Steven J. Jackson, eds. London: Routledge, 2001.280 pp. $75 hbk. $22.95 pbk. What do Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Andre Agassi, Tiger Woods, Venus Williams, Ian Wright,...
Stronger Than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in America, 1875-1940
Stronger Than Dirt:A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in America, 1875-1940. Juliann Sivulka. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2001. 369 pp. $28 pbk. Juliann Sivulka's Stronger Than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene...
The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest
The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest. David Croteau and William Hoynes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2001. 302 pp. $25.95 pbk. It can be enlightening, as poet Robert Burns pointed out, "to see ourselves as others see...
The Creating of Political News: Television and British Party Political Conferences
The Creation of Political News: Television and British Party Political Conferences. James Stanyer. Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2001. 206 pp. $69.50 hbk. $29.95 pbk. Anyone familiar with the dynamics of American news organizations' coverage of...
The Death of a Thousand Cuts: Corporate Campaigns and the Attack on the Corporation
* The Death of a Thousand Cuts: Corporate Campaigns and the Attack on the Corporation. Jarol B. Manheim. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. 362 pp. $39.95 hbk. A corporate campaign is warfare, says Jarol B. Manheim. Unlike the more ordinary...
The Mission, Jouralism, Ethics, and the World
* The Mission, Journalism, Ethics, and the World. Joseph B. Atkins, ed. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 2002. 253 pp. $54.99 hbk. This book depicts the role and moral dimensions of international journalism through the eyes of nineteen diverse...
The Myth of "The Local" in American Journalism
The myth of "the local" powerfully informs American journalism's talk about itself. The term local has received less scrutiny than other keywords of the profession, such as objectivity, public, and independence. Yet references to local news figure prominently...
The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril
The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril. Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser. New York: Knopf, 2002. 292 pp. $25 hbk. This is an immodest book that belies its title: The News about the News offers astonishingly little that can qualify...
"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic
"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic. Jeffrey L. Pasley. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2002. 512 pp. $37.50 hbk. "The misfortune of the republican party," a party politician lamented in 1812,...
The Wrong Man-A True of Innocence on Death Row
The Wrong Man-A True Story of Innocence on Death Row. Michael Mello. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. 552 pp. $29.95 hbk. Missing from Michael Mello's detailed and disturbing accounting of the twenty-- year struggle to remove an...
Time, Change, and the American Newspaper
Time, Change, and the American Newspaper. George Sylvie and Patricia D. Witherspoon. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.221 pp. $55 hbk. $24.50 pbk. This book mostly succeeds in integrating the theories and practice of organizational behavior...
Trust Us, We're Experts! How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Trust Us, We're Experts! How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future. Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2001. 360 pp. $24.95 hbk. $14.95 pbk. WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. Well,...
Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America
Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America. Larry Gross. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. 295 pp. $18.50 pbk. Larry Gross, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has managed...
Who Cares about Local Politics? Media Influences on Local Political Involement, Issue Awareness, and Attitude Strength
This study examines sources of variation in political participation and cognition, testing the effects of several factors on individuals' engagement in the local political process including, as dependent variables, local political involvement, local...
Women Journalists and the Municipal Housekeeping Movement: 1868-1914
Women Journalists and the Municipal Housekeeping Movement: 1868-1914. Agnes Hooper Gottlieb. Lewiston, NY and Queenston, Ontario: Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd., 2001. 208 pp. $89.95 hbk. American women of the nineteenth century had a hard time convincing...
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies
Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies. W. Joseph Campbell. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001. 209 pp. $62.50 hbk. Working much like an investigative reporter, W. Joseph Campbell strives to nail down disputed facts and sift through...