Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring

Amplifying the Giant Sucking Sound: Ross Perot and the Media in the NAFTA Negotiations
No doubt about it: Ross Perot has a gift for the colorful phrase. Throughout his campaign for president in 1992 and in the ensuing years, Perot's folksy expressions have drawn extensive media attention and helped the Texas businessman publicize his...
Daily Newspaper Coverage of the Organization, Delivery and Financing of Health Care
During the 1992 presidential election campaign, one of the key issues was the crisis in the U.S. health care system. The United States each year was spending more than 14 percent of its Gross Domestic Product -- more than $800 billion -- on health...
How Identifying Rape Victim Affects Readers' Perceptions
Journalists face a dilemma in reporting on rape. Public interest demands full coverage of crime, punishment and the criminal-justice system, but reporting certain aspects of rape may further traumatize rape victims. In particular, rape victims seem...
How Perceptions of News Bias in News Sources Relate to Beliefs about Media Bias
Some scholars and journalists argue American journalism in the 1990s suffers from a credibility crisis.(1) Public perceptions of bias in the news media were detected as early as the 1960s.(2) However, trend data suggest the American public views the...
Prophets of Gloom: Why Do Newspaper Journalists Have So Little Faith in the Future of Newspapers?
It's difficult to imagine doctors, lawyers or accountants believing that they, as a profession, will soon be a less important part of American life. Newspaper journalists, however, seem to exhibit that kind of pessimism about their professional future....
The New York Times and Its Editors' Notes
Back in 1986 a disgruntled customer of a New York City Porsche-Audi dealer, Donald Schupak, hired a picket to carry a sign in front of the car dealer; the sign read, "Porsche-Audi Manhattan Does Not Honor Its Repair Warranties." The New York Times...
Trends in Online Newspapers: A Look at the US Web
With Gutenberg's invention of the movable printing press, the printed word became a dominant medium for mass communication. The newspaper, being a product of the printing press and the only medium for mass communication, enjoyed the privilege of monopolizing...