Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer

Differences of Community Newspaper Goals and Functions in Large Urban Areas
The functions fulfilled by newspapers and other media are generally summed up in global terms such as keeping the public informed or providing a timely account of current affairs. Harold Lasswell's classic statement of basic communication functions...
Influences on Editing Quality at the Daily Oklahoman
Copy editors have long played a crucial role in quality control at newspapers,(1) but their work environment has changed radically in the past 25 years. Copy desks have made the transition to computers and, more recently, to pagination. Because many...
Newspaper Size as Factor in Use of Computers for Newsgathering
The growing form of computer-based newsgathering commonly known as computer-assisted reporting is experiencing change. At the time that Philip Meyer introduced the term precision journalism, only large daily newspapers with access to mainframe computer...
Online Staffers: Superstars or Second-Class Citizens?
The number of U.S. newspapers offering online products continues to climb rapidly, with the count topping 1,600 by early 1998 and nearing 2,000 a year later, including roughly a third of the nation's dailies.(1) But many of the publishers who are on...
Penn State University's President Promotes Newspapers to Students
The president of a major university took action in early 1997 to promote newspaper reading among college students, a subset of the young adult population whose lack of interest in reading newspapers threatens the future of the industry. Graham B. Spanier,...
Professional Mystique and Journalists' Dissatisfaction
A number of recent studies indicate that the job satisfaction of American journalists is not only low in relation to other types of workers, but is also declining. David Weaver and G. Cleveland Wilhoit(1), in their survey of 1,156 journalists, report...
What Digital Formats Do Consumers Prefer?
There is much discussion today in trade journals and at academic and professional conferences about the future of print media. Much of it is focused on the possible role of digital information delivery systems, particularly the World Wide Web. Others,...