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. 44, No. 2, Spring

An Examination of Factors Related to Sex Differences in Enjoyment of Sad Films
Many forms of entertainment are stereotyped along sex-linked lines. While genres such as action-adventure, adult entertainment, and sports are generally thought to fall within the "male" domain of entertainment fare, other genres such as romance and...
Displacement Effects of Online Media in the Socio-Technical Contexts of Households
With the growing popularity of the Internet and World Wide Web, there is increasing interest in the impact these new communication technologies have on society and social institutions. Computers have evolved from the bulky, expensive and mysterious...
Inhibiting Speech through Exemplar Distribution: Can We Predict a Spiral of Silence?
Journalists combine tools including facts and figures, examples, stories, and testimonials in order to make a news story convey information effectively. These tools have been grouped into two subcategories. The first type of information, base rate,...
Missed Opportunities: FCC Commissioner Frieda Hennock and the UHF Debacle
In the past ten years the fortunes of UHF station owners have gradually improved. Historically faced with the twin problems of technical deficiencies (compared to VHF stations) and the dearth of broadcast network affiliations, the years since 1987...
Online Privacy Issues Associated with Web Sites for Children
As a major carrier of information, the Internet has become an important part of many lives. Growth of the Internet is driven by cheaper and faster computers, lower access fees, increasingly easy-to-use interfaces, and, perhaps most importantly, significant...
"Pioneers, Girlfriends and Wives:" an Agenda for Research on Women and the Organizational Culture of Broadcasting
But I think the role of women inside these systems ... follows the same damned definitions: pioneer, "girlfriend," ... wife, mother. Earth-mother. (TV news director) Although women have long been in positions of some visibility in broadcasting,...
Predictors of Internet Use
Access to computer-mediated technologies, such as the Internet, has extended our informational and interactive capabilities. These technologies are highly publicized, debated, and regulated media. With the widespread use of such technologies, we require...
The Context of Graphic Portrayals of Television Violence
The process of constructing explanations about how television violence influences viewers necessarily moves from content through viewer perceptions of the content to effects. This study focuses attention on the first of these components--content. We...
Theory into Practice: Toward a Set of Standards for the Use of Factor Analysis in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Ubiquitous. That's a word I would use to describe the use of factor analysis (FA) in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (Journal). There were 21 articles in the Journal in the last five years using FA, and there were at least a half-dozen...
The World Wide Web as a Functional Alternative to Television
1997 was the year that viewing television and navigating the World Wide Web (WWW) began to collide. Microsoft entrepreneur Bill Gates bought Web Tv from Philips and encouraged cable television networks to adopt his digital standards, a kind of TVML...
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