Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Founded in 1924, the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly is a professional journal that covers research in journalism and mass communication. The journal has an audience of over 5,000 readers. The Association for Education in Journalism (and) Mass Communication publishes the journal quarterly. Dan Riffe is the journal's Editor. Ted Pease is the Book Review Editor.

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 4, Winter

Advancing Agenda-Setting Theory: The Comparative Strength and New Contingent Conditions of the Two Levels of Agenda-Setting Effects
Survey and content analysis data from the 2004 presidential election were used to examine relative strength of first- and second-level agenda setting. Second-level candidate attributes exert a stronger agenda-setting influence on the public than does...
An Editorial Comment
Much of the earliest mass communication research focused on persuasion and conversion of opinions, political beliefs, and attitudes. As data accumulated, scholars recognized the importance of focusing on political knowledge gain, maintenance, or gaps,...
Citizens' Local Political Knowledge and the Role of Media Access
Locally based media institutions that have been at the core of citizens' media environments for generations are facing an onslaught of new competition from new media. The twin goals of this article are to expand our understanding of the distribution...
Exploring the Online Radio Adoption Decision-Making Process: Cognition, Attitude, and Technology Fluidity
Even though online radio services have been available since the mid-1990s, academic research on online radio diffusion remains scarce. The present study explores how online radio's value-added affordances may help shape the cognitive and affective responses...
Good Mothers with Guns: Framing Black Womanhood in the Black Panther, 1968-1980
This article examines the Black Panther Party newspaper's frames of black womanhood to explore larger questions about how social movement media construct social reality, create and maintain group identity, and counter hegemonic media. It uses framing...
Issue Familiarity and Framing Effects of Online Campaign Coverage: Event Perception, Issue Attitudes, and the 2004 Presidential Election in Taiwan
This study tests how two distinguishable frames identified from Mainland Chinese online coverage of Taiwan's 2004 presidential election campaign influenced U.S. and Chinese audiences' event perception and attitudes toward Mainland-Taiwan relations. Employing...
Mass Media Flow and Differential Distribution of Politically Disputed Beliefs: The Belief Gap Hypothesis
This study, based on five national telephone surveys, extends the knowledge gap hypothesis by employing beliefs, rather than knowledge, as the dependent variable, and by comparing education with ideology as independent variables. These changes address...
Media Coverage of Terrorism: A Meta-Analytic Assessment of Media Use and Posttraumatic Stress
This meta-analysis integrates twenty-three studies of media coverage of terrorism and posttraumatic stress (PTS) to examine cumulative effect and potential moderators. Overall, a significant effect size (r = .152) for exposure to coverage of terrorism...
Newly Released
As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising. Bethany Klein. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009. 168 pp. $99.95 hbk. ISBN: 978-0-7546-6665-3.Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown. Jennifer Scanlon. New York, NY: Oxford University Press,...
Role Call: 2008 Campaign and Election Coverage on the Web Sites of Leading U.S. Newspapers
This study explores how Web sites affiliated with leading U.S. newspapers covered the 2008 campaign and election. It traces changes over a decade in which the Internet moved from the periphery to the center of political, public, and media attention....
The Effectiveness of Stratified Constructed Week Sampling for Content Analysis of Electronic News Source Archives: AP Newswire, Business Wire, and PR Newswire
This study extends the content analysis sampling literature through exploration of sample size requirements for electronic news source archives. Significantly larger samples are required to achieve representativeness for AP Newswire, Business Wire, and...
Variations in Media Priming: The Moderating Role of Knowledge, Interest, News Attention, and Discussion
Existing research on which citizens are most and least likely to exhibit media priming effects is inconclusive. Using data from the 2006 Canadian election, this study examined the moderating role of voters' political knowledge, interest in politics,...

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