Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter

Changing Work Environment of Environmental Reporters
Many environmental reporters say they and their media are committing less time and effort to environmental reporting. Environmental issues have been one of the major concerns in Americans' daily lives and have received more and more media coverage,...
Comparative Case Study: Newspaper Source Use on the Environmental Beat
Governmental and business sources dominate coverage of the Clean Air Act. Consumers and environmentalists are seldom used as sources. Sources are an integral part of news reporting. Those who have access to journalists often determine what becomes...
Do Trade Publications Affect Ethical Sensitivity in Newsrooms?
While many reporters and editors read trade publications, they don't rely on them very much for ethical advice. Walter Cronkite has called Columbia Journalism Review the conscience of American journalism.(1) Indeed, every issue of the respected...
How Demographic Variables Affect Newspaper Delivery
Reliability of newspaper delivery is a serious concern for circulation managers. This quantitative examination of reliability and satisfaction variables for lateness, damage and non-delivery indicates that current industry trends to replace juvenile...
Information Pollution?: Labeling and Format of Advertorials
Blurring occurs when advertorials masquerade as editorial items. Newspapers should safeguard editorial credibility by making advertorials distinct from editorial content. Editorial-like advertising in newspapers, frequently referred to as advertorials,...
Solutions to Circulation Woes?: Free Expression as Predictor of News Seeking
This experiment found exposure to study of expression increases news seeking and newspaper readership. Since 1973, public confidence in major institutions -- except the mass media -- has declined only slightly. A special report from the Roper Center...
The Politicizing of AIDS
The Surgeon General's report on AIDS brought the Federal government into the issue with the result that use of government sources increased substantially. Despite recent encouraging declines in deaths, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome remains...
The Role of Newspapers as Quasi-Enforcers of the Fair Housing Act
Due to the wording of the Fair Housing Act and recent court proceedings, newspapers have become enforcers of the FHA, even through it is often difficult to determine if ads are in compliance with the law. The Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes...