Newspaper Research Journal

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Articles from Spring-Summer

Business Journalists Need Specialized Finance Training
President Calvin Coolidge once remarked, "The chief business of the American people is business." This is even truer three-quarters of a century later, with a gross domestic product of more than $9 trillion, up from about $103 billion in 1929, Coolidge's...
Editors' comments.(Brief Article)(Editorial)
Look for more reviews on current books in future NRJ issues. Dr. Joey Senat, an assistant professor of journalism at Oklahoma State University, has agreed to serve as book review editor for NRJ. Dr. Senat received his master's degree in journalism...
Few University Students Reading Newspapers online.(Statistical Data Included)
Dramatic increases in access and use have made the Internet a household word since the first graphical Web browser was commercially released in 1993. The number of Americans with home computers increased from 36 percent to 59 percent between 1995...
Heroic Editors in Short Supply during Japanese Internment
Several scenes in David Guterson's recent popular novel, "Snow Falling on Cedars," can make journalists feel proud. For once a journalist is portrayed as a hero. The editor, Art Chambers, is shown standing up to his Pacific Northwest community in...
Letters and Phone-Mails to the Editor: A Comparison of Reader Input. (Research in Brief).(Statistical Data Included)
Letters to the editor remain a popular feature of American newspapers and a major forum for public discussion and debate. (1) Also, past literature documents the role letters to the editor play in a democracy. (2) However, the appeal of recent communication...
Libel Proof Plaintiff Defense Wins Some, Loses Some
Defamation laws allow people to sue for statements that damage their reputations and expose them to hatred, ridicule or contempt. (1) However, some courts have ruled people can have such poor reputations they cannot sue for libel. Courts have contended...
Managing Change: Editors' Attitudes toward Integrating Marketing, Journalism. (Research in Brief).(Statistical Data Included)
By the mid-1990s, newspapers faced uncertainty on nearly every horizon: A smaller percentage of the public was reading newspapers than at any time in the previous half-century; the Internet was competing for the populace's time and advertisers'...
Newer Laws Give Media Means to `SLAPP' Back in Libel Suits
When Clinton White House aide and former journalist Sidney Blumenthal sued Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge for defamation, Drudge's defense included a rather novel claim in addition to the usual libel defenses. Drudge contended that the Blumenthal...
Newspaper Critic Shapes Chicago Style of Theater
Arts reviewers who work for daily newspapers usually gain attention only when they have written something that has hurt somebody. Despite the hundreds of plays and numerous playwrights he championed when he was theater critic for the New York Times,...
Newspaper Provides Balance in Palestinian/Israeli reports.(Philadelphia Inquirer)(Statistical Data Included)
Reader complaints are as much a fact of life in newsrooms as are deadlines. Editors normally deal with these through well-established mechanisms such as publishing critics' letters or giving dissatisfied readers an opportunity to vent over the telephone...
Olympic Photo Coverage Fair to Female athletes.(Statistical Data Included)
Media researchers have criticized newspaper and magazine sports coverage on the basis of gender for decades and for good reason: Multiple studies demonstrate a consistent bias toward males on sports pages. (1) At the same time, however, the world...
Size of Corporate Parent Drives Market orientation.(newspapers)(Statistical Data Included)
It wasn't easy to like Al Neuharth, the former chief executive of the Gannett Co., Inc., and many of his peers in the media industries didn't. (1) Neuharth was ostentatious, preferring to travel in limousines and to wear only black, white or gray...
Vietnam to Desert Storm: Topics, Sources Change.(press and military)(Statistical Data Included)
Since the American Revolution, the United States press and military have shared a constantly evolving, often adversarial relationship. During the Revolutionary War, the military paid little attention to the content of news reports regarding its...