Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Fall

Civic Approach Not So Different from Traditional Model.(reporting on Homelessness)
A story about homelessness that ran in the October 7, 2000 edition of the Charlotte Observer illustrates how this newspaper--firmly grounded in civic journalism--approached the coverage of this local community problem. (1) The article focused on...
Election Coverage Reflects Civic Journalism values.(Virginia Election Coverage)
This study compares coverage of the 2000 U.S. Senate race in Virginia by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Norfolk-based Virginian-Pilot to see if their divergent journalism philosophies made a difference in their news stories. The Virginian-Pilot...
Exploring Reader Interest in International News.(newspaper Readers)
Many studies have explored reader interest in international news, with mixed results. Some indicate the public would like more international news, while others indicate a lack of reader interest in international news. Weaver and Mauro found that...
Historical Images at a Glance: North Korea in American Editorial Cartoons. (Research in Brief)
Although editorial cartoons are among the most preferred parts of the newspaper (1), they have seldom been the topic of research, especially war cartoons. As a "communication of the quick," the editorial cartoon offers clarity and amusement as well...
How Ownership, Competition Affect Papers' Financial Performance. (Research in Brief).(newspapers)
Over the decades, media schoolars and public policy makers have observed with trepidation the intensified acquisition of U.S. daily newspapers by public corporations. They fear these corporations are sacrificing public interest and reader welfare...
Information Trumps Interaction in Local Papers' Online Caucus Coverage. (Research in Brief).(Iowa Newspapers' Online Coverage of Caucus)
Both the conduct and coverage of politics took to the Internet during the 2000 elections. While major media organizations created massive online products, smaller U.S. newspapers also sought to cover the campaign effectively through their Web sites....
Journalists, Public Differ on Perception of Media Coverage
Credibility studies have defined media perceptions in different ways, including believability, trust, reliability, fairness, accuracy and bias. (1) Most studies in this area have indicated that media use predicts media perceptions, but fewer have...
Papers Give Women More Attention in Ethnically Diverse Communities. (Research in Brief)
This study looks at how community structure affects the portrayal of women as sources and subjects in contemporary newspapers. Women and men have been unequally represented in contemporary newspaper coverage, a pattern that may contribute to differences...
Portrayal of Women in Movie Ads Changes Little from 1963-1993. (Research in Brief)
Scholars have analyzed newspaper stories, editorials and photographs. (1) Yet, very few studies, by contrast, exist about advertisements in this important medium. (2) The image of women in advertising is also a topic of frequent academic investigations....
U. S. Newspaper Ad Revenue Shows Consistent Growth
This study explores the revenue developments of American newspapers during the second half of the twentieth century. It explores how revenues changed during the period, how they changed in relation to the general economy and how the revenue model...
Women Perceive Crime Stories as More Disturbing Than Do Men. (Research in Brief)
Newspaper readership as a percentage of the population has been declining since the 1960s. According to the Newspaper Association of America, daily newspaper readership has declined from 80.8 percent in 1964 to 58.3 percent in 1997, the last year...
Youth Violence Stories Focus on Events, Not Causes
During the last 25 years we've learned much about how audiences make sense of news. We know, for example, that news frames are influential in making certain elements of issues and events available for mental processing while ignoring others. We...