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. 88, No. 2, Summer

Abolition and the Press: The Moral Struggle against Slavery/Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor
* Comparative Essay: The EditorsAbolition and the Press: The Moral Struggle Against Slavery. Ford Risley. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008. 248 pp. $24.95 pbk.Horace Greeley's New- York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis...
America's First Network TV Censor: The Work of NBC's Stockton Heiffrich
* America's First Network TV Censor: The Work of NBC's Stockton HeIffrich. Robert Pondillo. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. 255 pp. $37.50 pbk.A member of the media faculty at Middle Tennessee State University, Pondillo relates...
Arguing for a General Framework for Mass Media Scholarship
Arguing for a General Framework for Mass Media Scholarship. W. James Potter. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009. 416 pp. $105 hbk. $52.95 pbkJames Potter has undertaken a monumental task He sought to create a framework for the whole of mass media research.The...
Art and Freedom of Speech
* Art and Freedom of Speech. Randall P. Bezanson. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009. 313 pp. $35 hbk.Art has frequently caused firestorms of scandal in a context of sex, impiety, or cultural irreverence - think Marcel Duchamp's Fountain...
Booknotes
At the risk of appearing self-serving this issue's set of book reviews opens with a nod to editors, without whom, after aU, little would be published either in ink or pixel. More than lowly technicians who clean up copy, swot at punctuation, or straighten...
Color Blind: Race and the Ethical Reasoning of Blacks on Journalism Dilemmas
This study used a controlled experiment to investigate the effects of a story subject's race on black journalism students' ethical reasoning by changing only the race of the people in the photographs. Contrary to what in-group and identification theories...
Commentary: Interviews and Focus Groups as Critical and Cultural Methods
Interviews and focus groups are valuable methods that share an important place in qualitative research in many disciplines, including journalism and mass communication. A wise use of these methods, however, requires that a researcher be well versed in...
Comparing Reporters' Work across Print, Radio, and Online: Converged Origination, Diverged Packaging
This paper compares how eighty reporters from three media - print, online, and radio - obtained a sample of their items, seeking to establish which of two schools of thought is closer to reality: scholars who contend that each news medium embodies a...
Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media/Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom
Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media. Isabel Molina-Guzmán. New York: New York University Press, 2010. 256 pp. $70 hbk $22 pbk.Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom. Mary C. Beltrán. Urbana, IL: University...
Deliberation in Spite of Controversy? News Media and the Public's Evaluation of a Controversial Issue in South Korea
Using a controversial issue in South Korea - a government plan to relocate the administrative capital - this study examines the role of news media use in facilitating informed issue evaluation, a form of deliberative decision making, where citizens carefully...
Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics
Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics. Jodi Dean. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009, 232 pages. $74.95 hbk. $21.95 pbk.Jodi Dean is a multitasker. She teaches political science at Hobart and William...
Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times
Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times. Stephen Burgard, ed. New York: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2010. 178 pp. $53 pbk.For many years the religion beat was the least popular assignment of all. Editors routinely handed it to cub reporters....
Friends of the Bureau: Personal Correspondence and the Cultivation of Journalist-Adjuncts by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI
Beginning in the mid-1930s and continuing throughout his tenure, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover used staff-written letters to convert his fame and his bureau's authority into a powerful public relations tool. Journalists like The American Magazine's Courtney...
Global Communication and Transnational Public Sphere
Global Communication and Transnational Public Sphere. Angela M. Crack. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 244 pp. hbk $85.This investigation of transnational public spheres is grounded in international relations theory, and its (limited) integration...
Globalizing Ideal Beauty: How Female Copywriters of the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency Redefined Beauty for the Twentieth Century
Globalizing Ideal Beauty: How Female Copywriters of the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency Redefined Beauty for the Twentieth Century. Denise H. Sutton. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 224 pp. $85 hbk.Denise H. Sutton's Globalizing Ideal Beauty:...
Influences on News Content
The myth that news media content represents a mirror image of events and happenings of the world was dismissed decades ago. Traits, states, and contextual factors - ranging from individual journalists' psychologies and role perceptions1 to professional...
Journalism in Crisis: Corporate Media and Financialization
Journalism in Crisis: Corporate Media and Financialization. Nuria Almiron, trans, by WUUam McGrath. New York: Hampton Press, Inc., 2010. 212 pp. $45 hbk $23.95 pbkThis is the most important available analysis of the crisis of journalism, exhibiting critical...
Kings of Madison Avenue: The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men
Kings of Madison Avenue: The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men. Jesse McLean. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press, 2009. 231 pp. $17.95 pbkPop-culture writer Jesse McLean apparently intends to be as versatile as possible in his guide Kings of Madison Avenue, the Unofficial...
Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method
Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method. Jennifer Holt and Alisa Perren, eds. Maiden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 283 pp. $104.95 hbk. $41.95 pbk.Offering twenty original scholarly essays, this anthology provides a solid collection of recent surveys...
Newly Released
The 21st Century Media (Revolution: Emergent Communication Practices. Jim Macnamara. New York, NY: Peter Lang 2010. 408 pp. $139.95 hbk. ISBN: 978-14331-0938-6, $38.95 pbk. ISBN: 978-1-43310936-2.Advertising and Cultural Politics in Global Times. Pamela...
New New Media
* New New Media. Paul Le Vinson. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. 225 pp. $65 pbk.It's increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapid growth of new forms of communication created by the Internet. Change happens so fast that even a relatively new...
News Agencies in the Turbulent Era of the Internet
* News Agencies in the Turbulent Era of the Internet. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, ed. Barcelona, Spain: Government of Catalonia, Presidential Department, 2010. 313 pp. euro30.This valuable anthology combines the work of nineteen authors who describe the state...
News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist
* News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. Laurie Hertzel. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. 224 pp. $22.95 hbk.In her memoir, News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist, Laurie Hertzel makes short work of her first...
Organization-Employee Relationship Maintenance Strategies: A New Measuring Instrument
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to develop a valid and reliable new instrument to measure relationship maintenance strategies in the context of organization-employee relationships, and (2) to explore how organizations build relationships with...
Pop Culture Goes to War: Enlisting and Resisting Militarism in the War on Terror
* Pop Culture Goes to War: Enlisting and Resisting Militarism in the War on Terror. Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010. 249 pp. $29.99 pbk.The cover art of Pop Culture Goes to War: Enlisting and Resisting Militarism in the...
Shining a Calcium Light: The Wctu and Public Relations History
Annie Wittenmyer was elected the first president of the national Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1874, followed by Frances Willard in 1879. Both came to the leadership as well-known Christian women, seasoned by a range of communication experiences...
Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts
* Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts. Jonathan Gray. New York: New York University Press, 2010. 247 pp. $70 hbk. $22 pbk.What do a Star Trek lunchbox, a child playing with a Buzz Lightyear action figure, and a water cooler...
Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture
* Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture. Trystan T. Cotton and Kimberly Springer, eds. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010. 188 pp. $50 hbk.The ubiquitous Oprah Winfrey is a global media icon. Her syndicated daytime talk...
The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing
* The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing. Alfred Bendixen and Judith Hamera, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 314 pp. $89 hbk.The curious itinerant knows how little exists by way of travel literature, particularly books that...
The Criminal Justice Club: A Career Prosecutor Takes on the Media-And More
The Criminal Justice Club: A Career Prosecutor Takes on the Media- and More. Walt Lewis. Montrose, CA: Walbar Books, 2008. 423 pp. $28.95 hbk.After thirty-two years as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, Walt Lewis traces the crumbling...
The Great Typo Hunt: Changing the World One Correction at a Time
The Great Typo Hunt: Changing the World One Correction at a Time. Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson. New York: Crown PubUshing Group, 2010. 288 pp. $23.99 hbkAny professor, writer, schoolmarm, or even semi-Uterate reader can empathize with Jeff Deck a...
The Magazine Century: American Magazines since 1900
* The Magazine Century: American Magazines Since 1900. David E. Sumner. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 242 pp. $119.95 hbk. $34.95 pbk.Magazines today are in trouble-some venerable titles have changed hands, others have disappeared entirely. For most,...
The New York Times Reader: Business & Economics
* The New York Times Reader: Business & Economics. Mark W. Tatge. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010. 282 pp. $24.95 pbk.Business and economics journalism, despite advances in the past two decades, still remains a backwater in terms of education in journaUsm...
The Prodigy and the Press: William James Sidis, Anti-Intellectualism, and Standards of Success
William James Sidis was a reclusive former child prodigy whom the New Yorker found in 1937 and mocked as an eccentric failure. Sidis sued the magazine, leading to one of America's landmark rulings on invasion of privacy. Analyzing themes in the New Yorker...
The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte. Berkeley, CA:
* The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2009. 546 pp. $30 hbk. $17.95 pbk.Why yet another biography (and a partial one at that) of the long-dead press titan? you ask. Surely we...
Toothless Tinker; the Continued Erosion of Student Speech Rights
This article analyzes four primary ways in which federal courts have weakened Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the US Supreme Court's landmark student speech case. The study focuses particularly on recent circuit court interpretations...
War and the Media: Essays on News Reporting, Propaganda and Popular
* War and the Media: Essays on News Reporting, Propaganda and Popular Culture. Paul M. Haridakis, Barbara S. Hugenberg and Stanley T. Wearden, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009. 265 pp. $45 pbk.A collection assembled under such...
When News Was New
* When News Was New. Terhi Rantanen. Maiden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 154 pp. $89.95 hbk. $31.95 pbk.The clever title of this brief historical study harks back to earlier times as changing technology provided a constantly renewed window through which...
Women Matter in Newsrooms: How Power and Critical Mass Relate to the Coverage of the Hpv Vaccine
This study explored how female journalists affect news content when holding positions of power, reaching a critical mass in the newsroom, and covering an issue that appeals to them. The study compared a male-dominated news organization's coverage of...