Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Winter

Editors' Comments
We began copyrighting the content of Newspaper Research Journal with this issue, which also marks the beginning of our second year as editors. While we want to continue to make NRJ widely available to educators, professionals, students and libraries,...
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Endnote examples.(Brief Article)
Notes (1.) Kathleen A. Hansen, Mark Neuzil, and Jean Ward, "Newsroom Topic Teams: Journalists' Assessments of Effects on News Routines and Newspaper Quality" (paper presented at AEJMC Chicago, Ill., August 1997). [If paper was presented at AEJMC,...
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Getting It Right? Not in 59 Percent of stories.(Statistical Data Included)
Accuracy is the foundation of media credibility. If journalists cannot get their facts straight, how can readers trust the media to convey and interpret the news reliably? According to a national survey commissioned by the American Society of Newspaper...
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Has Newspaper Credibility Mattered? A Perspective on Media Credibility Debate
At least three studies have suggested that newspaper credibility matters partly because low assessments of newspaper credibility are associated with low levels of newspaper use and of support for the press' First Amendment rights. But a reanalysis...
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Message to Editors: Readers Want Solid news.(Statistical Data Included)
Audience measurement is a cornerstone of the American mass media system, newspaper researcher Leo Bogart stated. (1) Measurement is central because the newspaper reading audience is shrinking. In 1970, the percentage of weekday readers in the adult...
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Newspaper Ad Directors See Political Ads as Less honest.(Statistical Data Included)
Historically, readers have placed great confidence in newspapers' coverage of the news, particularly political news. (1) And newspaper advertising directors throughout the United States have claimed to be concerned about the acceptability of and...
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Newspapers' Use of URLs in Daily Content Has Grown Steadily since Mid-1990s
Newspapers have recently adopted Web URLs (Universal Resource Locators) into their content. Herein we briefly report an exploratory investigation of this phenomenon. There are a variety of published studies on the role of the Web within news...
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Perceptions of Sensationalism among U.S. and Mexican News audiences.(Statistical Data Included)
News researchers have used two somewhat different concepts of news sensationalism. Some work treats sensationalism as a researcher-defined property of communication contents, such as bloody graphics or crime news. Content analysis can measure such...
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Social Responsibility Wins When CEO Has Been Editor
Nothing less than the highest ideals, the most scrupulous anxiety to do right, the most accurate knowledge of the problems it has to meet, and a sincere sense of moral responsibility will save journalism from a subservience to business...
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Tribune's `WomanNews' Gives Voice to Women's issues.(Chicago Tribune)
This qualitative assessment examines the 1991 launch of the Chicago Tribune's "WomanNews." To a medium that had allowed female readership to dwindle, (1) "WomanNews" brought a refreshing perspective. Beneath its contemporary appearance, was it ...
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Web Page Design Affects News Retrieval efficiency.(Statistical Data Included)
Few U.S. newspapers are absent on the Internet today. Most of them publish an Internet version, (1) which provides more affluent content than the original printed edition. (2) While newspapers feel more comfortable distributing information over...
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