Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

A professional and scholarly quarterly presenting research in communication and electronic media. Covers topics on media uses, effects of media, regulation, history, organization, advertising, technology, news, and entertainment.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 3, Summer

American Public Broadcasting: Will It Survive Adolescence?
Public broadcasting in the United States is in its adolescence. Just as a parent may feel frustration with teenage children who do not appear to be fulfilling expectations, contemporary media critics express frustration when evaluating public broadcasting....
Assessing Text-Picture Correspondence in Television News: The Development of a New Coding Scheme
Since the beginning of the 1960s, public opinion surveys have shown consistently that most people rely on television as their main source of news information rather than on newspapers or other news media (Roper Reports, 1995). This predominant use...
Audience Segmentation and Age Stratification among Television Writers
Nineteen year-old Riley Weston was a Hollywood phenomenon. In the summer of 1998, she had a six-figure development deal to write for Disney's Touchstone Television, and Entertainment Weekly had just named her one of the 100 most creative people in...
Exploring the Expanding Domain of Public Telecommunications Research
On the morning of June 16, 2001, nearly a hundred public broadcasting researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts convened in Neville Hall on the University of Maine campus for the opening plenary session of a conference entitled "Public Broadcasting...
If College Students Are Appointment Television Viewers
Mass communication research and popular conceptions live with two opposing views of television audiences, each of which has considerable utility and research support. On the one hand, viewers are often characterized as essentially passive, reacting...
Managing Transformation in the Public Polymedia Enterprise: Amalgamation and Synergy in Finnish Public Broadcasting
Traditional values legitimating the public service approach to broadcasting (PSB) have been articulated as a contrast with the private commercial approach (e.g., Briggs, 1961; Reith, 1942). Tenuous even during the monopoly era, this view is increasingly...
Reconceptualizing Channel Repertoire in the Urban Cable Environment
The introduction of a new electronic medium may encourage a restructuring in the way consumers view established media (Henke & Donohue, 1989; Krugman, 1985; Lin, 1994), with many researchers proposing a substitution dynamic similar to the "functional...
Television and Social Identity: Race Representation as "White" Accommodation
In recent years, Americans have sought to redress racial inequity through changes in the ways that race is spoken about (e.g., Ward, 1985) or portrayed (e.g., Entman, 1990; Gray, 1995; van Dijk, 1990). In television especially, pressure from activist...
Television Doctors: An Analysis of Physicians in Fictional and Non-Fictional Television Programs
One important topic often emphasized by television is that of physicians and health care. Early research on portrayals of medical doctors indicates that television presents physicians in a very positive manner (Gerbner, Gross, Morgan, & Signorielli,...
Violent Crime and Poisson Regression: A Measure and a Method for Cultivation Analysis
Cultivation research combines descriptive content analyses of television programming with viewer survey data to examine the influence of exposure to television on beliefs about the world. The content analysis portion of the research provides indicators...
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