Newspaper Research Journal

newspaperpaper Research Journal is a magazine specializing in Media topics.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, Fall

A Comparative Analysis: Objective & Public Journalism Techniques
Labels of elitism and egalitarianism are useless because there are elements of each in both objective and public journalism. Each advocates a different level of constraint on the press. The past 50 years have witnessed much scholarship and debate...
Assessing cultivationU Theory and Public Health Model for Crime Reporting
A survey of a Midwestern community supported a public health model of crime reporting and found respondents saying the media pay too much attention to crime. Respondents provided modest support for cultivation theory, with no differences found for...
Assessing the Credibility of Computer-Assisted Reporting
This study finds stories using computer-assisted reporting are as credible as stories based on anecdotal evidence or authoritative sources. It is no longer enough to report the fact truthfully. It is now necessay to report the truth about the fact....
Editorial Comment
This is the final issue of Newspaper Research Journal produced from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. It's been 12 years of a mixture of frustration and blessing, but mostly the latter, and we thank all of those who made it...
How Iowa Editors Are Using Law Expanding Access to Names of Juveniles
An Iowa law permitting the use of names of children as young as 10 raises ethical concerns. The practice of state papers varies widely. An opportunity for Iowa newspapers to publish the names of juveniles as young as 10 who may be involved in a...
How Two Korean Newspapers Covered the Starr Report
These two Korean newspapers both held firm moral standards, but came to opposite conclusions about publishing explicit sexual material in the Starr Report. The release of Kenneth Starr's Report on U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1998 affected media...
Use of Visual Communication in Public Journalism
A comparison of the design and photography of public journalism projects with non-public journalism shows there is a difference, but not a radical one. Between 1990 and 1996, more than 400 media outlets in the U.S. had undertaken public journalism...
Why Does the Beat Go On?
An examination of the role of beat structure in the newsroom This article challenges the idea -- common in the classic research on the construction of news -- that beat structure is constant across all newspaper situations. One of the most striking...

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