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. 4, Winter

A Gendered Blogosphere? Portrayal of Sarah Palin on Political Blogs during the 2008 Presidential Campaign
This case study explores gender stereotyping by comparing the ways in which vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden were portrayed on Internet blogs. Results suggest Palin did not suffer from a lack of attention. While she did receive...
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. Sherry Turkle. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2011. 360 pp. $28.95 hbk.E. M. Forster exhorted readers to "Only connect" with other people. Yet in Alone Together: Why We Expect More...
An Editorial Comment
Beginning with its Autumn 1993 issue, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (named Journalism Quarterly until Spring 1995) has published 880 articles, not to mention thousands of book reviews, pages and pages of advertising, letters and commentaries,...
Arab News and Conflict: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Arab News and Conflict: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture. Samia Bazzi. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. 222 pp. $149 hbk.Samia Bazzi's book examines how news events involving Israel and the Arab world are...
Booknotes
This edition of /MCQ offers three combination, or comparative, essays that synthesize two or more books and bounce their authors' perspectives off one another. The idea is that these essays become more than the sum of their parts, and such is the case...
Comparative Essay: Girls, Women & Media
Comparative Essay: Girls, Women & MediaFeminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture. Emilie Zaslow. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan (St. Martin's Press), 2009. 216 pp. $70 hbk.Business Girls & Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes...
Comparative Essay: TV in Russia
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)The Post-Soviet Russian Media: Conflicting Signals. Birgit Beumers, Stephen Hutchings, and Natalia Rulyova, eds. New York: Routledge, 2009. 264 pp. $160 hbk. $43.95 pbk.Television & Culture in Putin's...
Comparative Essay: "Visual People" See the World
Comparative Essay: "Visual People" See the WorldPhotojournalism and Today's News: Creating Visual Reality. Loup Langton. Wiley-Blackwell 2009. 264 pp. $38.95 pbk.On Floods and Photo Ops: How Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush Exploited Catastrophes. Paul...
Debating Healthcare Reform: How Political Parties' Issue-Specific Communication Influences Citizens' Perceptions of Organization-Public Relationships
A survey of U.S. citizens (N = 420) was conducted to examine the influence of strategic communication regarding healthcare reform on perceptions of organization-public relationships (OPRs) with political parties. Results indicate that issue-specific...
Designing Media
Designing Media. Bill Moggridge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. 578 pp. $39.95.Collecting the wisdom of nearly forty design experts, this collection of interviews seeks to profile the role of modern media design in both legacy media and newer digital...
Framing Immigration: Geo-Ethnic Context in California Newspapers
In 2006, millions of immigrants protested against H.R. 4437, a new bill in Congress that threatened to treat undocumented immigrants as felons. Content analysis of news coverage of the bill reveals that frames of the restrictionist legislation varied...
How Production Value Impacts Perceived Technical Quality, Credibility, and Economic Value of Video News
Although media professionals use production value to refer to technical aspects of program quality, evidence suggests that viewers are not adept at recognizing this property of content. Nonetheless, broadcasters are attempting to differentiate news product...
Justices and Journalists: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Media
* Justices and Journalists: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Media. Richard Davis. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 241 pp. $28.99 pbk.The title of this book - Justices and Journalists: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Media - is something...
Neighborliness with Ethnic Groups in the United States: Modeling Its News Antecedents and Health Outcomes
The current study builds and empirically tests a theoretical model in which news use influences health outcomes directly and indirectly, as mediated by neighborliness with specific ethnic groups. With telephone survey data from 2007, a well-fitting structural...
Newly Released
Advertising Account Planning: Planning and Managing an IMC Campaign, 2d ed. Larry D. Kelley and Donald W. Jugenheimer. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2011. 214 pp. $99.95 hbk. ISBN: 978-0-7656-25632, $44.95 pbk. ISBN: 978-0-7656-2564-9.Alan "The Red Fox" Reid:...
Newsgames: Journalism at Play
Newsgames: Journalism at Play. Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. 235 pp. $24.95 hbk.A good book opens your eyes to new ideas and suggests new ways of thinking. 'Newsgames, an exhaustively researched book...
Revisiting Abu Ghraib: Journalists' Sourcing and Framing Patterns
Drawing on the literature related to indexing and sourcing, this study analyzes portrayals and sourcing patterns of New York Times coverage of Abu Ghraib and invocations of the events during Alberto Gonzales' nomination as U.S. Attorney General. Content...
SOURCE CUES IN ONLINE NEWS: Is THE PROXIMATE SOURCE MORE POWERFUL THAN DISTAL SOURCES?
With the rise of intermediaries such as portals, social-bookmarking sites, and microblogs, online news is often carried through multiple sources. However, the perceived credibility of different source cues attached to a single news story can be quite...
Star Struck: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture
Star Struck: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture. Sam G. Riley, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2010. 358 pp. $85 hbk.Doubtless one reference work that should see a good deal of student use, Star Struck seeks both to present aspects of a phenomenon...
Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns: How Policy Advocates, Social Movements, Insurgent Groups, Corporations, Governments and Others Get What They Want
Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns: How Policy Advocates, Social Movements, Insurgent Groups, Corporations, Governments and Others Get What They Want. Jarol B. Manheim, New York, NY: Routledge, 2011. 323 pages, $143 hbk. $39.95 pbk.The title...
The Coverage of Military Conflicts in Mass Media and the International Humanitarian Law
* The Coverage of Military Conflicts in Mass Media and the International Humanitarian Law, 2d ed. Galiya Ibrayeva. Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kazakh University Press, 2010. 308 pages. (In Russian.)Galiya Ibrayeva's The Coverage of Military Conflicts in Mass...
The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers
* The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers. James O'Shea. New York: Public Affairs, 2011. 395 pp. $28.99 hbk."This is the Los Angeles Times; we'd be crazy to screw it up," Jack Fuller, head of the Chicago Tribune...
The First Improbable Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine
* The First Improbable Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine. James Landers. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2010. 354 pp. $34.95 hbk.That Cosmopolitan issue for sale today at supermarket checkout counters bears precious little resemblance to...
The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election
The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election. Kate Kenski, Bruce W. Hardy, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010. 378 pp. $21.95 pbk.This is the best book on a presidential campaign since...
The Origins of a Free Press in Prerevolutionary Virginia: Creating a Culture of Political Dissent
The Origins of a Free Press in Prerevolutionary Virginia: Creating a Culture of Political Dissent. Roger P. Meilen. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. 320 pp. $119.95 hbk.It is ironic, as Roger P. Mellen points out, that the Virginia colony,...
You Really, Truly, Have to "Be There": Video Journalism as a Social and Material Construction
News organizations are turning increasingly to video journalism as survival strategy in the era of convergence. Video journalism, the process by which one person shoots, writes, and edits video stories, represents both a socially and materially constructed...