Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall

City Characteristics and Coverage of China's Bid to Host the Olympics
Coverage of China's bid to host the 2000 Olympics was negative overall. Newspapers in communities with higher education levels, more professional people, more Asian Americans and more avid readers were less favorable in coverage. n December 4, 1991,...
Does Newspaper Call-In Line Expand Public Conversation?
This comparison of a call-in column and letters to editor finds that the column expanded public dialogue. However, call-in column contents were more likely to be primarily opinion with relatively few facts. Many newspaper readers who want to add their...
Fairness and Balance in Election Reporting: The 1994 Governor's Race in Michigan
This study finds that one candidate dominated news coverage. Reporters believe that information gathering procedures are the reason. Fairness and balance are central ethical tenants in modern American journalism,(1) but defining and assessing them are...
L.A. Times Coverage of Korean Americans before, after 1992 Riots
Though Times' efforts to cover more varied aspects of the Korean American community more frequently were successful, Korean Americans' image in the newspaper did not significantly improve after the riots. After the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police...
Modeling the Problem: De Novo Entry into Daily Newspaper Markets
This financial projection model indicates a new daily entering a market against an existing daily would suffer huge monetary losses for the first 10 years. The difficulties of maintaining competitive daily newspaper markets have long been recognized...
Newspaper Ombudsmen's Reactions to Use of Anonymous Sources
Surveys of ombudsmen find that most feel their papers use anonymous sources about the right amount and that the public does not object to such use. Journalists are ambivalent about the use of anonymous sources: They criticize their overuse, yet they...
Online Services, Internet in 1995 Newsrooms
Survey finds new focus on Internet and more newspapers willing to spend more money for online services. Contemporary newsroom research centers feature gleaming PCs, richly colored large-screen monitors, fast modems and direct Internet connections, speedy...
Protecting 1st Amendment? Newspaper Coverage of Hate Speech
Hate speech tends to be covered as a campus issue with emphasis on speech codes, events and absence of discussion of First Amendment implications. In the pressures of a free society, the media have ample opportunities to elucidate issues of free expression....
Relational Privacy Cases and Freedom of Information
Study finds that if relational privacy reasoning is taken to its logical conclusion, access would be curtailed to a broad range of information related to deceased persons that has traditionally been available under federal and state access laws. On...
Role of Special Sections and Subsidiary Publications in Competitive Environment
Newspapers are developing their own niche products primarily to generate advertising revenue, but increased readership also may be a goal. ewspapers today operate in an increasingly competitive market for both readers and advertising dollars. There...