Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter

Chief Justices' Perceptions of News Coverage of State Supreme Courts
Although numerous scholars have examined the issue of news coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, researchers have virtually ignored the parallel and equally significant issue of media coverage of state supreme courts. A few earlier studies examined newspaper...
Corporate Newspaper Bashing: Is It Justified?
Corporate newspapers are destroying good journalism and democratic principles. Or at least that's what most U.S. media pundits believe. "Modern corporation management and packaging theories are sapping the vitality of creative editors and...
Effects of Foreign Ownership on Media Content: Thomson Papers' Coverage of Quebec Independence Vote
Critics and scholars have long worried about the power that media owners have to shape the content and ideas that reach the public. In the past four decades, as concentration of media ownership has increased, considerable effort has been focused on...
Large Dailies Have Improved Coverage of Religion in 1990s
Thirty years ago Louis Cassels, religion editor of United Press International, identified several broad categories of religion(1) news that he said needed more and better attention in the press. These included coverage of institutional activities such...
Leadlines May Be Better Than Traditional Headlines
Newspaper headlines are difficult and costly to write and often dangerous to publish. Headlines can mislead readers and sometimes hurt feelings and provoke lawsuits.(1) Leadlines - the lead of the story set in display type and used like a headline...
Ombudsmen's Interactions with Public through Columns
Newspapers that appoint an ombudsman hope to become more responsive to public concerns about the paper's performance.(1) Presumably, having an ombudsman respond to reader concerns enhances a newspaper's credibility(2) and studies of the public's perception...
Twin Cities Journalists' Assessment of Topic Teams
Newsrooms have not been immune to management trends. Particularly in the 1980s and 1990s, newsroom managers have been willing to experiment with new, more efficient methods to run their operations, meet economic goals and handle technological changes....