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. 53, No. 2, June

Controlling Nature: Weathercasts on Local Television News
I get the news I need on the weather report. Oh, I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile. --Paul Simon, Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1969 Weather has become more than small talk. Storms...
Effects of Priming Social Goals on Personal Interest in Television News
Because the number of media choices has markedly increased since the days of the big three television networks, consumers are less restricted by news source availability in choosing news that most interests them. Perhaps because of the increase in...
Media Exposure and Viewers' Attitudes toward Homosexuality: Evidence for Mainstreaming or Resonance?
Attitudes towards homosexuality have been shown to vary along different demographic dimensions such as gender or political orientation (e.g., Herek, 2002; Strand, 1998), but little is known about how these attitudes form. As with other sexual topics,...
"Naturally" Less Exciting? Visual Production of Men's and Women's Track and Field Coverage during the 2004 Olympics
When Canadian writer Binks (2004) suggested on the CBC Web that the media should increase airtime for women's hockey, the comment prompted swift reader reaction. One wrote, bluntly, "Women's sport will always have difficulty succeeding in the entertainment...
Publicized Intimacies on Reality Television: An Analysis of Voyeuristic Content and Its Contribution to the Appeal of Reality Programming
Accounts of the rising popularity of reality television cite voyeurism as an important reason for its success among viewers. Several studies suggest that television viewers themselves perceive reality programs to be both exhibitionistic and voyeuristic...
Social Interaction and Co-Viewing with Youtube: Blending Mass Communication Reception and Social Connection
YouTube is one of the new forms of social network-oriented online communication that have emerged in the past few years. It exemplifies a social environment in which everyone has the potential to be both a consumer and purveyor of content (Holtz, 2006),...
"Split Screens" and "Spin Rooms": Debate Modality, Post-Debate Coverage, and the New Videomalaise
The sizable body of research on presidential debates has confirmed that debate viewing "largely reinforces existing predispositions rather than substantially changing previously held images of candidates, issue orientations, or voting intentions" (Sigelman...
The Cultural Turn in International Communication
Mapping an Epistemic Contexts/Frames International communication--a field at the interstices of a wider set of debates within/across its antecedent disciplines including sociology, international politics, anthropology, and comparative literature,...
The Rivalry of Nonverbal Cues on the Perception of Politicians by Television Viewers
The growing popularity of television has changed the way electoral campaigns and candidates are fundamentally portrayed. Personalization, negativism, deauthentification, and more interpretative coverage are all consequences that emerged with the rise...
Videotime: Selection and Structuring Family Social Time with Rented Commercially Prerecorded Electronic Media
This research reports the findings of a qualitative research project that utilizes in-depth interviews to explore how family members make decisions concerning the rental of commercially prerecorded video material, and how they structure their subsequent...

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