Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1-2, Spring

Analysis of Black Images in Comic Strips, 1915-1995
Since the introduction of the Yellow Kid on Sunday, May 5, 1895,(1) America has seen itself reflected in the panels of newspaper comic strips. In the early days, comic strips often portrayed different races, ethnic groups and genders in a negatively...
An Appraisal of Murdoch and the U.S. Daily Press
When Australian media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch began buying newspapers in the United States in the 1970s, media watchers were quick to condemn him and his brand of journalism. British journalist Anthony Smith characterized his approach as "an unceasing...
Changes and Consistencies: Newspaper Journalists Contemplate Online Future
As newspapers by the hundreds spring onto the Internet and new World Wide Web sites adorned with mastheads blossom almost daily, publishers have become proficient at telling one another why online is an attractive place to be. The reasons are couched...
How Managerial Evolution Affects Newspaper Firms
Newspaper executives have faced major economic and technological challenges in recent years. They have been forced to compete with new media for readers, and with new targeted advertising vehicles and event marketers for advertising dollars.(1) As profit...
Impact of Visuals in Selecting NNA General Excellence Winners
Newspaper research since the late 1970s has shown that, in the abstract at least, editors value content (attributes associated with writing and reporting) over form (attributes associated with visual appeal) in evaluating criteria of newspaper excellence....
Job Satisfaction in Newspaper Ad Departments
The erosion of job satisfaction in newspaper editorial departments has been well reported and documented over the past 10 years. But that really tells only part of a story. What about newspaper advertising departments which may employ as many or more...
Lessons from the Detroit Newspaper Strike
The decision in February 1997 by the six striking unions from the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News to return to work formally ended one of the most publicized and expensive employment disputes in the history of the newspaper industry. The strike...
Public Perceptions of Newspaper's Watchdog Role
The watchdog concept, that the press is supposed to serve as an overseer of government, is among the oldest principles in journalism. Through most of American history, the watchdog role of the press was also among the nation's most revered principles....
Topic-Team Performance: A Content Study
In the last several years, newspaper trade and association publications have been full of reports of restructuring, reorganization and reorganizing.(1) Newspapers have borrowed some of the terminology -- and the ideas -- from business and industry,(2)...
Words That Shield: A Textual Analysis of the Journalist's Privilege
In the summer of 1995, Susan Smith was tried in Union, South Carolina, for drowning her two young sons. Before the trial, Smith was examined by a psychiatrist to determine her competency to stand trial.(1) Two South Carolina newspapers, the State...