Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter

Advertisers' Media Selection in Small Newspaper Markets
As the market becomes continually more competitive for advertising dollars, newspapers need to develop more sophisticated sales strategies.(1) Yet, due to personnel limitations and other economic considerations, smaller newspapers may find compiling...
Civic Journalism as Rationale for Aggressive Coverage of Domestic Assault
Most newspapers do not aggressively cover private crimes such as domestic violence. That decision is based on the premise that writing about what goes on behind closed doors may offend readers' sensibilities, violate victims' privacy, enrage abusers...
Civic Journalism in Practice: Case Studies in the Art of Listening
There is little doubt that people believe the media are out of touch with the lives of ordinary citizens. A 1994 Times Mirror poll indicated that 71 percent of Americans believe that the news media hinder efforts to solve society's problems.(1) Recent...
Journalists' Attitudes toward Narrative Writing
The decline of newspaper readership has been a topic of concern for newspaper owners and editors everywhere during recent years. Many scholars suggest that literacy, or lack thereof, is an important factor in the steadily downward spiral of readership....
Portrayal of U.S. Cities by Daily Newspapers
A quarter of a century ago a metropolitan daily editor offered this advice to the urban press, "We must take care not to present a distorted picture of urban society, while we continue to report honestly what is going on in our communities."(1) Violence...
Race and Participation in High School Journalism
In 1978, the U.S. newspaper industry set an ambitious goal of creating newsrooms that reflect the racial diversity of the country before the year 2000.(1) Since the American Society of Newspaper Editors launched its Year 2000 strategy, the percentage...
Science Communication Skills of Journalism Students
The role of the media is to locate and then disseminate the information that the public both wants and has a right to know. At times, access to the information is the central issue for journalists. However, when the subject matter is science and /...