Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer

Editors' Comments
Like journalism teachers all over the country, we've spent a fair amount of classroom time discussing events of Sept. 11. Early on, that discussion turned from the horrendous events to questions about how the media covered them. The challenge for...
Evolution of U.S. Daily Newspaper Brand Names into Internet URLs. (Research in Brief)
The vast majority of today's daily newspapers feature descriptive brand names that are traditional holdovers from the 19th Century. Many include hyphenated names of acquired competitors and merged morning and evening editions, such as The San Diego...
How Michigan Dailies Use Computers to Gather News
The computer-assisted reporting revolution may now be more of an evolution as computers are more routinely used for gathering and processing information. Indeed, the term, "computer-assisted reporting," may no longer be relevant as reporters use computers...
Influence of Front Page Photographs on Single-Copy Sales in Three Daily Newspapers. (Research in Brief)
Circulation promotions can improve single-copy sales. (1) However, one customer satisfaction survey found newspapers decreasing in customer satisfaction at a rate greater than tobacco products. (2) Now, publishers are looking to the newsroom for help,...
Newsroom Teams Enjoy Rapid Growth in the 1990s
The concept of teamwork in the workplace has permeated business literature for 25 years, but the concept of a newsroom organized around teams only recently has been accepted on some newspapers. This descriptive pilot study seeks to determine, among...
Presidential Debate Stories Accentuate the Negative
Primary campaigns, generally, and primary debates, in particular, merit scholarly attention. Primary candidates narrow the field of contenders, presenting voters with a choice in November. This process can be particularly important when one party has...
Public Journalism and Non-Elite Actors and Sources. (Research in Brief)
Public journalism is grounded in its desire to strengthen public life. Through a news work norm of community-involvement, by listening and acting upon a community's collective concerns, public journalism activities aspire to deliver news that engages...
Public Journalism Project Falls Short of Stated Goals
Advocates of public journalism widely agree that journalists should report on the issues about which citizens are most concerned and that journalists should do so from the perspectives of citizens rather than governmental actors and other experts....
Traditional, Online Polls Reported Differently
In the last several decades, especially since the late 1970s, public opinion polls have been acknowledged as a necessary tool for probing the complexity of people's beliefs and attitudes on a variety of issues. Thus, the significance of public opinion...
Weekly Newspapers-Solid Industry with Many Variations
Since television emerged in the late 1940s, daily newspapers have experienced a decline in household penetration. (1) Initially, the daily newspaper industry took comfort in rising circulation, even though that circulation did not keep up with population...