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. 79, No. 3, Autumn

A Case Study of Deliberative Democracy on Television: Civic Dialogue on C-SPAN Call-In Shows
Call-in programs have been specifically designed to give citizens a venue for offering their perceptions on various topics. The purposes of this exploratory study were to examine the extent to which callers brought in new political ideas and incorporated...
An Editorial Comment
The first three articles in this issue have at least two features in common. Each represents an effort to evaluate news media performance. The first looks at the "disastrous" 2000 presidential election-night projections and examines how the news media...
Biomedical Communications: Purposes, Audiences, and Strategies
Biomedical Communications: Purposes, Audiences, and Strategies. Jon D. Miller and Linda G. Kimmel. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2001. 458 pp. $29.95 pbk. The American public is increasingly bombarded with media reports of promising new drugs and miraculous...
Brought to You By: Postwar Television Advertising and the American Dream
Brought to You By: Postwar Television Advertising and the American Dream. Lawrence R. Samuel. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2001. 266 pp. $50 hbk. $22.95 pbk. A New York writer and consultant, Samuel clearly believes in the effectiveness of...
Chienne De Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya
Chienne De Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the Warin Chechnya, Anne Nivat. Translated by Susan Darnton. New York: PublicAffairs, 2001. 260 pp. $25 hbk. In fall 1999, French reporter Anne Nivat strapped a satellite phone to herbelly, slipped...
Communication and Identity in the Diaspora: Turkish Migrants in Amsterdam and Their Use of Media
Communication and Identity in the Diaspora: Turkish Migrants in Amsterdam and Their Use of Media. Christine Ogan. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001. 201 pp. $75 hbk. The transnational movement of people, images, and ideas is more significant today than...
Compassion, Morality and the Media
Compassion, Morality and the Media. Keith Tester. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press, 2001. 152 pp. $23.95 pbk. Compassion, Morality and the Media is a cultural analysis of the effects of media representations of suffering and misery and the role...
Critical Issues in Communication: Looking Inward for Answers. Essays in Honor of K.E. Eapen
Critical Issues in Communication: Looking Inward for Answers. Essays in Honor of K.E. Eapen. Srinivas R. Melkote and Sandhya Rao, eds. New Delhi, India: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2001. 491 pp. $59.95 hbk. This volume is a diverse compilation...
Cultural Standards of Attractiveness: A Thirty-Year Look at Changes in Male Images in Magazines
This study examined images of male bodies in the popular magazines GQ, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated, from 1967 to 1997. A sample of images was analyzed using an eight-point scale measuring levels of body fat and muscularity. Findings suggest...
Cyberpath to Development in Asia: Issues and Challenges
Cyberpath to Development in Asia: Issues and Challenges. Sandhya Rao and Bruce C. Klopfenstein, eds. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. 218 pp. $67.95 hbk. This reviewer spent two sabbaticals in Japan. In spring 1993, I felt isolated and dependent on overseas...
Democratic Dissent and the Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America
Democratic Dissent and the Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America. Stephen J. Hartnett. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2002. 312 pp. $34.95 hbk. In his new book, Stephen John Hartnett, assistant professor of speech at the University of Illinois,...
Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader / Discourse as Data: A Guide for Analysis
Discourse Theory and Practice:A Reader. Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, and Simeon J. Yates, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001. 416 pp. $99 hbk. $31 pbk. Discourse as Data:A Guide for Analysis. Margaret Wetherall, Stephanie Taylor,...
Does Making Journalism More Public Make a Difference? A Critical Review of Evaluative Research on Public Journalism
A critical review of forty-seven evaluative studies on public journalism shows that its philosophy and newswork practices have had generally limited effects on the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of journalists and news audiences. These works tend...
Flabless Is Fabulous: How Latina and Anglo Women Read and Incorporate the Excessively Thin Body Ideal into Everyday Experience
This paper examined how Latina and Anglo women negotiate excessively thin, female images in the media. Twenty-four Latina and Anglo women participated in focus groups in which they were asked questions about beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors regarding...
Global Hollywood
Global Hollywood. Toby Miller, Nitin Govil, John McMurria, and Richard Maxwell. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002. 279 pp. $65 hbk. $27.95 pbk. Consider films, a business wherein "most investments are complete failures." Even those screen...
Handbook of Visual Analysis
Handbook of Visual Analysis. Theo van Leeuwen and Carey Jewitt, eds. London, England: Sage Publications, 2001. 210 pp. $27.95 pbk. Martin Lister and Liz Wells make a compelling case for the importance of visual research: "With the late twentieth century's...
How Magazines Covered Media Companies' Mergers: The Case of the Evolution of Time Inc
This study examined how magazines covered media companies' mergers. Specifically, the coverage of three mergers involving Time Inc. was content-analyzed to see differences based on ownership and magazine type. The findings suggest that Time and Fortune...
In a Madhouse's Din: Civil Rights Coverage by Mississippi's Daily Press, 1948-1968
In a Madhouse's Din: Civil Rights Coverage by Mississippi's Daily Press, 1948-1968. Susan Weill. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. 304 pp. $67.95 hbk. During the Civil Rights Movement there was no such thing as socially responsible journalism in Mississippi,...
In Defense of Public Opinion Polling
In Defense of Public Opinion Polling, Kenneth F. Warren. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2001. 368 pp. $26 hbk. (US). $39.50 hbk. (Canada). Apart from some interesting tables of poll results from the 2000 presidential election and the Clinton-Lewinsky...
In Search of Boundaries: Communication, Nation-States, and Cultural Identities
In Search of Boundaries: Communication, Nation-States, and Cultural Identities. Joseph M. Chan and Bryce T. McIntyre, eds. Westport, CT: Ablex, 2002. 344 pp. $28.95 pbk. The concept of boundaries-their maintenance, dissolution, and crossing-is very popular...
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press. Kristina Borjesson, ed. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2002. 392 pp. $26 hbk. The thesis of Into the Buzzsaw is that censorship stalks mainstream American news media, destroying careers...
Jack the Ripper and the London Press
Jack the Ripper and the London Press. L. Perry Curtis Jr. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002. 354 pp. $35 hbk. Think Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and, more recently, Gary Leon Ridgway, perhaps better known as Seattle's "Green River...
Mass Media and Drug Prevention: Classic and Contemporary Theories and Research
Mass Media and Drug Prevention: Classic and Contemporary Theories and Research. William D. Crano and Michael Burgoon, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.312 pp. $29.95 pbk. This edited volume grew out of the planning for the Office of...
Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle
Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle. Brian Ward, ed. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001. 320 pp. $55 hbk. The inside cover reads, "Stimulating and insightful, these essays on the relationship among the media,...
Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village
Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village. Yahya R. Kamalipour and Kuldip R. Rampal, eds. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. 312 pp. $80 hbk. $29.95 pbk. U.S. university communications programs are increasingly international, particularly...
Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy
Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy. W. Lance Bennett and Robert M. Entman, eds. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 489 pp. $75 hbk. $30 pbk. Mediated Politics examines the impact of the new communication landscape...
Online News: User Agreements and Implications for Readers
This study is a legal analysis of the online news user agreements of the Top 50 U.S. daily circulation newspapers in the United States. News user agreements are contracts that specify the conditions under which readers may access news. The contracting...
Play-by-Play
Play-by-Play. Ronald A. Smith. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 320 pp. $45 hbk. Regardless of the size of the institution of higher education at which you teach, the content of Play-by-Play should be of interest to you. Whether...
Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920
Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920. Richard L. Kaplan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.224 pp. $60 hbk. $20 nbk. Politics and the American Press: The Rise of Objectivity, 1865-1920 provides an interdisciplinary...
Russian Media Challenge
Russian Media Challenge. Kaarle Nordenstreng, Elena Vartanova, and Yassen Zassoursky, ed. Helsinki, Finland: Kikimora Publications, 2001. 292 pp. $28 pbk. Few books describing the contemporary media situation in any of the countries or regions of the...
Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media's Influence on Adolescent Sexuality
Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media's Influence on Adolescent Sexuality. Jane D. Brown, Jeanne R. Steele, and Kim Walsh-- Childers, eds. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.308 pp. $74.95 hbk. $29.95 pbk. Often books covering...
Social Theories of the Press: Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s
Social Theories of the Press: Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s. Hanno Hardt. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. 211 pp. $72 hbk. $26.95 pbk. Hanno Hardt has been recognized as a leading figure in critical approaches to communication,...
Source Use in a "News Disaster" Account: A Content Analysis of Voter News Service Stories
This quantitative content analysis examines source use for an elevenweek period in a "news disaster" story. The frequency of similar stories, which explain to readers, viewers, and listeners how the media do their work, has grown in the past forty years,...
The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley
The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley. R. Alton Lee. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2002. 304 pp. $29.95 hbk. The reader of biography is going to enjoy this life story of one of America's most brilliant medical personalities, one described...
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America
The Black Image In the White Mind: Media and Race in America, Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2001. 320 pp. $15 pbk. What exactly is the injury suffered when "television news, entertainment and advertising,...
The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays
The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays. Todd Vogel, ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001. 276 pg. $59 hbk. $22 pbk. In the last ten years, the Black press has been the subject of increasing-and badly needed-scholarly attention....
The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest
The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest. David Croteau and William Hoynes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2001.302 pp. $25.95 pbk. In The Business of Media, sociology professors David Croteau and William Hoynes pose a simple...
The Chain Gang, One Newspaper versus the Gannett Empire / Leaving Readers Behind, the Age of Corporate Newspapering
The Chain Gang, One Newspaper versus the Gannett Empire. Richard McCord. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, 2001. 296 pp. $17.95 pbk. Leaving Readers Behind, The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Eugene Roberts, Thomas Kunkel, and Charles Layton, eds....
The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty, 1640-1800
The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty, 1640-1800. Robert W. T. Martin. New York and London: New York University Press, 2001. 239 pp. $40 hbk. In The Free and Open Press, Robert W. T. Martin reinforces the significance...
"The Penalty Is Death" U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Women's Executions
"The Penalty Is Death" U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Women's Executions. Marlin Shipman. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, 2002. 336 pp. $34.95 hbk. Marlin Shipman traces the history of executing women in the United States burn ing the past 150 years...
The Presentation of Self in Virtual Life: Characteristics of Personal Home Pages
This study focused on how individuals used personal home pages to present themselves online. Content analysis was used to examine, record, and analyze the characteristics of personal home pages. Data interpretation revealed popular tools for self-presentation,...
The Publisher. Paul Block: A Life of Friendship, Power and Politics
The Publisher. Paul Block: A Life of Friendship, Power and Politics. Frank Brady. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001.552 pp. $49 hbk. $29.50 pbk. Paul Block was a national advertising representative, newspaper owner, and philanthropist. During...
The Values and Craft of American Journalism
The Values and Craft of American Journalism. Roy Peter Clark and Cole C. Campbell, eds. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2002. 196 pp. $55 hbk. Although published this year, The Values and Craft of American Journalism, a collection of essays...
Times of Turmoil: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Organizational Change on Newsroom Employees
A period of major transformation is forcing news organizations to adapt and change. This study provides a longitudinal analysis of the effects of organizational changes and change-management efforts at CNN Headline News on newsroom employees' attitudes,...
Webelievability: A Path Model Examining How Convenience and Reliance Predict Online Credibility
This study surveyed politically interested Internet users online during the 2000 campaign to examine whether they view Internet sources as credible and whether reliance on the Web, reliance on traditional sources, convenience of using the Web, or political...
Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs
Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs. Lynn Spigel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2001. 440 pp. $64.95 hbk. $21.95 pbk. Suburban homes and spaceships. Portable televisions and sexual liberation. These are not the things...
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. Bernard Lewis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 180 pp. $23 hbk. What went wrong in the Islamic world? How could an advanced culture that once viewed the West as a remote, barbaric...

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