Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Spring

Cohort Replacement and the Downward Trend in Newspaper Readership
In the past decades, downward trends in newspaper reading have been observed in many countries. Particularly strong declines have been reported from the United States. But readership levels have also lowered in a number of European countries. These...
Computer Adoption Levels of Iowa Dailies and Weeklies
The incorporation of computer technologies into the newspaper industry has been hailed by some as ranking in importance with the Gutenberg press and offset printing. While claims about the advantages of computer adoption by newspapers are common,...
Digital Diffusion in Newsrooms: The Uneven Advance of Computer-Assisted Reporting
A survey of CAR trainers found that half of reporters at respondent newspapers do not routinely use the Internet for research. Trainers estimate that 10 percent of reporters used computers for data analysis. Ready or not, the news business has been...
Editorial Comment
New technologies raise new questions for research, but some old questions remain. Both are evident in this issue. Four studies deal with the progress newspapers are making with new technologies. Sandra Utt of the University of Memphis and Steve...
How Digital Imaging Changes Work of Photojournalists
Has digital imaging changed the job of photojournalist? On a superficial level, the answer is "Of course it has." Photographers and photo editors now work with their images on a computer screen instead of in a chemical darkroom. On a more fundamental...
How Readers' Respond to Digital News Stories in Layers and Links
Print news, a traditionally change-resistant profession, surprisingly has embraced the coming of the internet and the world wide web. But as newspapers race into electronic publishing in record numbers (2,297 online worldwide at the latest 1997 Editor...
How Well Can Editors Predict Reader Interest in News?
Any newspaper's success depends in part on its ability to assess accurately the interests of its readers. This has long been true, but the current emphasis on market-driven journalism has put a spotlight on the issue. Both the critics and the advocates...
News for the Culture: Why Editors Put Strong Men Hitting Baseballs on Page One
A prominent U.S. sportscaster recently declared baseball's Golden Age to be right now. As the 1998 baseball season came to a close, an entire media chorus seemed in agreement. With records a hallmark of modern sport and quantification an oft-noted...
Update on Infographics to in American Newspapers
As the printed newspaper approaches the 21st Century, the increased use of charts, maps and other graphic devices continues to affect both its appearance and means of telling the story. The recent design revolution, which has brought modular design,...