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. 46, No. 3, September

Broadcast Archives for Historical Research: Revisiting the Historical Method. (Critical Essay)
For almost a century, broadcast programming has reflected and recorded our society, our history, our culture, and even our personal lives. Radio, followed by television and the electronic media, has documented the transformations of our past. Recognizing...
Editor's Note
Originally my term as editor of the Journal was for the 2001 through 2003 issues. Recently, the Broadcast Education Association committee on publications asked me to serve an additional year as editor. Editing the Journal has been a unique and rewarding...
Gatekeeping International News: An Attitudinal Profile of U.S. Television Journalists
In the twenty-first century, peoples and cultures are being drawn closer together in a world of sophisticated communication networks. Yet, television news continues to emphasize local and national events, often at the expense of international news...
Give the People What They Want: A Content Analysis of FM Radio Station Home Pages
Radio professionals have started to recognize the World Wide Web as a potential solution to recently troubling concerns. Some have identified the system of interconnected computers and servers as a way to sell more advertising without cluttering...
Interactivity in Television: Use and Impact of an Interactive Program Guide
The era of interactive television began in the late 1990s. Interactive television technologies now available include personal video recorders (PVRs), which allow users to record and watch at their convenience as many as 30 hours of programming,...
Perceived Media Influence and Efficacy as Predictors of Caregivers' Protective Behaviors
Parents and caregivers have become increasingly concerned with the nature and effects of certain television content on children. However, reactions to these concerns vary. Sometimes caregivers engage in mediation to try to ensure that their own...
Regulatory Autonomy and Policy Innovation: Local Telephone Competition in Arkansas and New York
In the pre-divestiture environment, the state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) did not play a very visible role in the regulation of the telephone industry in the United States. While they had jurisdiction over intrastate telephone service, they...
Synergy Bias: Conglomerates and Promotion in the News
As media conglomerates have grown rapidly in size and scope in recent years, scholars and critics have worried about the independence of news divisions. The fear is chiefly that traditional journalistic values will suffer if they conflict with the...
The Self Online: The Utility of Personal Home Pages
Personal home pages present a new channel of mass communication. Hosting a personal home page is convenient, affordable, and allows people to present a multi-mediated self, using audiovisual components and text to communicate to potential mass audiences....
Using the Vanderbilt Television Abstracts to Track Broadcast News Content: Possibilities and Pitfalls
In the last 20 years, new and powerful research tools have become available to scholars who study both print and electronic media texts. Some of these tools, such as software for conducting content analysis, come with extensive documentation, but...
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