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Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly that reaches more than 1,000 journalism students, scholars and media professionals in the United States and 20 countries.

NRJ comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting. NRJ is unique because it provides a forum for comprehensive, current research and discussion on print and online journalism, serving as a bridge between newspaper professionals and scholars.

The journal is published by the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). If you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail at nrj@newspaperresearchjournal.org.

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Headlines for Vol. 35, No. 2 - Spring 2014

    Here are the headlines for Spring 2014:

  • "Analysis Finds U.S. Newspapers Use Six Frames for 'Made in China,'" by Gang (Kevin) Han and Xiuli (Charlene) Wang

  • "Independent Websites Not So Different from Group-Owned," by Linda Jean Kenix

  • "Medical Reporters Say 'No' to 'Pack' Journalism," by Vincent Kiernan

  • "East Africans Find Radio More Credible Than Newspapers," by Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.

  • "Newspaper Tobacco Advertising Focuses on Cessation," by Erin Willis, Erin Schauster, Shelly Rodgers and Kevin Everett

  • "Larger U.S. Newspapers Update Their Websites More Often," by Jin Xu

  • "Newspapers, TV News Offer More Online Innovation," by Amy Schmitz Weiss and Tim Wulfemeyer

  • "Facebook Interactivity Rare on Community News Sites," by Michael Clay Carey

  • "Exemplars Can Affect Readers' Judgement about News Story," by William Kinnally, Ryan P. Burkett, Curry Chandler and Brenton Burkett

  • Book Review by Marc Edge: The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

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Headlines for Vol. 35, No. 1 - Winter 2014

    Here are the headlines for Winter 2014:

  • "Anti-SLAPP Statutes Offer Tool for Media Defendants," by Matthew D. Bunker, Paul H. Gates, Jr. and William C. Nevin

  • "Few Latin American Items Appear on Editorial Pages," by Guy J. Golan and Greg Munno

  • "Group Ownership Increases among Weekly Newspapers," by David C. Coulson, Stephen Lacy and Daniel Riffe

  • "Corrections of Newspaper Errors Have Little Impact," by Kirstie E. Hettinga and Alyssa Appelman

  • "Newspapers Frame Julian Assange Differently," by Catherine A. Luther and Ivanka Radovic

  • "Research Findings Weaken Perceptions of Media Bias," by Yariv Tsfati and Hannah Huino

  • "Incorrect Terms Used to Portray Possible Cell Phone Risk," by Ronald A. Yaros, Elia Powers and Soo-Kwang Oh

  • "Attribution Has Little Effect on Perceived Credibility," by Jessica A. Mahone

  • Book review by Marc Edge: Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • Book review by Joe Hayden: Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism
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Headlines for Vol. 34, No. 4 - Fall 2013

    Here are the headlines for Fall 2013:

  • "Storytelling Techniques Improve Reading Experiences," by Amy Zerba

  • "Newspapers Provide Context in Elizabeth Smart Abduction," by Cathy Ferrand Bullock, Margaret Spratt and Sue Lockett John

  • "News Coverage Different for Third-Party Candidates," by John F. Kirch

  • "Readers' View of Credibility Similar for Online, Print," by Gregg A. Payne and David M. Dozier

  • "Web-centric Convergence Replaces Media Partnerships," by Camille Kraeplin and Jake Batsell

  • "Presidential Campaign Ads Rely on Newspaper Evidence," by Chris Roberts

  • "Social Media Features Attract College Students to News Websites," by T. Makana Chock, John M. Wolf, Gina Masullo Chen, Valarie N. Schweisberger and Yi Wang

  • "Combining Online, Print Increases Ad Effectiveness," by Ginger Rosenkrans and Keli Myers

  • Book review by Marc Edge: Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age
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Headlines for Vol. 34, No. 3 - Summer 2013

    Here are the headlines for Summer 2013:

  • "Depleted Resources Causing Burnout for Layoff Survivors," by Scott Reinardy

  • "Pacific Appeal Campaigns For Black Man's Role in Civil War," by Thomas C. Terry

  • "Black Cyclist Framed Differently At 1910 Salt Lake City Competition," by Kimberley Mangun

  • "Greater Newspaper Use Increases Agreement on Public Issues," by Ying Roselyn Du and Joann Wong

  • "Newspapers Form Partnerships With More Than Television Stations," by Larry Dailey and Mary Spillman

  • "Circulation, Population Factor into Social Media Use," by Jack Rosenberry

  • "'Editors Have Mixed Feelings On User-Generated Content," by Lori F. Brost

  • Book review by Joseph Hayden: Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s
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Headlines for Vol. 34, No. 2- Spring 2013

    Here are the headlines for Spring 2013:

  • "Young Adults Expect More From Free News Tabloids," by Amy Zerba

  • "New York Times' DealBook Model for New Media Reporting," by Hong Ji and Michael Sheehy

  • "Reasons for Veiled Sources Spike After 2004 Scandals," by George Albert Gladney, Ivor Shapiro and Regan Ray

  • "Medical Reporters Say 'No' to 'Pack' Journalism," by Vincent Kiernan

  • "Community Attachment Affects Use of Online, Interactive Features," by Daniel S. Hunt, David J. Atkin and Christopher J. Kowal

  • "Print Readers Recall More Than Do Online Readers," by Arthur D. Santana, Randall M. Livingstone and Yoon Y. Cho

  • "'God Bless America' Serves to Rally Americans to War," by Brian T. Kaylor

  • "10th Anniversary Photos of 9/11 Framed as Collective Remembrance," by Nicole Smith Dahmen and Britt Christensen

  • Book review by David Arant: Paper Route: Finding My Way to Precision Journalism

  • Book review by Joseph Hayden: Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action
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Headlines for Vol. 34, No. 1- Winter 2013

    Here are the headlines for Winter 2013:

  • "Letters from Readers Support Pegler's Anti-Union Crusade," by Philip M. Glende

  • "Coverage of Guantanamo Bay Less Negative for Obama," by Jaesik Ha

  • "Database Search Results Can Differ From Newspaper Microfilm," by Norman E. Youngblood, Barbara A. Bishop and Debra L. Worthington

  • "Environmental Groups on Par With Government Sources," by Hollie M. Smith and Todd Norton

  • "Few Students Willing to Pay For Tablet News Conten," by Steve Collins, Michael Rabby and Tim Brown

  • "Photojournalists' Role Expands At Most Daily U.S. Newspapers," by Arthur D. Santana and John Russial

  • "News Wire Greatest Predictor Of Papers' International News," by Beverly Horvit, Peter Gade and Elizabeth A Lance

  • "Newspapers Devote Far Less Coverage to Country Government than to City Governance," by Frederick Fico, Stephen Lacy, Thomas Baldwin, Daniel Bergan, Steven Wildman and Paul Zube

  • Book review by Peter W. Goodman: Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception
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Headlines for Vol. 33, No. 4 - Fall 2012

    Here are the headlines for Fall 2012:

  • "News Staffs Use Twitter To Interact with Readers," by Kris Boyle and Carol Zuegner

  • "Bloggers Rely on Sources Outside Traditional Media," by Brendan R. Watson

  • "NYTimes War on Drug Sources Change After September 11," by Bryan E. Denham

  • "Online News Readers Get Different News Mix than Print," by Scott R. Maier and Staci Tucker

  • "Personal Branding Still in Future For Most Newspaper Reporters," by Brad Schultz and Mary Lou Sheffer

  • "Black Newspapers Focus More On Community Affairs Stories," by Qian Wang and Cory L. Armstrong

  • "Gulf Papers' Oil Spill Coverage Differs from National Dailies," by Norman P. Lewis, Walter John Starr, Yukari Takata and Qinwei Xie

  • "Despite Assumption of Bias NYTImes, WSJ Photos Neutral," by Heungseok Koh

  • Book review by Keith L. Herndon: The Decline of the Daily Newspaper: How an American Institution Lost the Online Revolution
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Headlines for Vol 33 No. 3 - Summer 2012

    Here are the headlines for Summer 2012:

  • "News Producers Often Prevail Against 'Fair Use' Claims," by Scott Parrott

  • "Current Print Subscribers More Likely to Pay for Online," by Geoffrey Graybeal, Amy Sindik and Qingmei Qing

  • "Local Science Reporting Relies On Generalists, Not Specialists," by Deserai Anderson Crow and J. Richard Stevens

  • "Citizen Journalism Just as Credible as Stories by Pros, Students Say," by Sara Baker Netzley and Mark Hemmer

  • "Reporters' Gender Affects Views on Health Reporting," by Maria Len-Rios, Amanda Hinnant and JiYeon Jeong

  • "Content Analysis Shows 'Red States' Used More Than 'Blue States'," by Asta Zelenkauskaite, Ya Gao and Rich Powell

  • "Experiment Shows Higher Information Recall for Soft Rather than Hard Business News," by Patrick Merle and Clay Craig

  • "U.S., Chinese Newspapers Differ On Reports of Tainted Milk Scandal," by Lulu Rodriguez and Jiajun Yao

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Headlines for Vol. 33 No. 2 - Spring 2012

    Here are the headlines for Spring 2012:

  • "Ideologies Drive Journalists' Attitudes Toward Oil Industry," by Brendan R. Watson

  • "Dailies Still Do 'Heavy Lifting' In Government News, Despite Cuts," by Stephen Lacy, Frederick G. Fico, Thomas Baldwin, Daniel Bergan, Steven S. Wildman and Paul Zube

  • "Government Sources Dominate Vehicle Emissions Coverage," by Jonathan Maddison and Richard Watts

  • "Human Face in News Important But Base-Rate Data Inform More," by Coy Callison, Rhonda Gibson and Dolf Zillmann

  • "Journal's Health Care Plan Coverage Free of Murdock's Conservative Bias," by Sid Bedingfield

  • "NYT Pulitzer Stories Show More Independence in Foreign Sourcing," by Raluca Cozma, John Maxwell Hamilton and Regina Lawrence

  • "Commentary About Government Both Broad, Diverse," by Frederick G. Fico, Stephen Lacy, Thomas Baldwin, Daniel Bergan, Steven S. Wildman and Paul Zube

  • Joseph Hayden Book Review of Rodger Streitmatter, Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History 3rd ed. (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2012). paperback, 316 pages, $38.

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Headlines for Vol. 33 No. 1 - Winter 2012

    Here are the headlines for Winter 2012:

  • "Photographers' Ethical Calls May Rest on 'It Depends'," by Yung Soo Kim

  • "Constraints Alter Journalists' Ethical Decision-Making," by Jenn Burleson Mackay

  • "Katrina Study Shows Human Interest Photos Predominant," by Jae-Hwa Shin, Shahira Fahmy and Richard A. Lewis

  • "Job Security, Satisfaction Influence Work Commitment," by Scott Reinardy

  • "Photojournalists Enjoy Web Work, Additional Autonomy," by Carolyn Yaschur

  • "Newspaper Journalists Support Online Comments," by Carolyn Nielsen

  • "TV News Framing Supports Societal Poverty Solutions," by Sei-Hill Kim, James Shanahan and Doo-Hun Choi

  • "Weekly Newspaper Websites Don't Live Up to Potential," by Jack V. Karlis, Kelly A. Mitchell and Erik L. Collins

  • "Newspaper Editorial Stands on Broadcast Indecency Regulation: Profits Over Principles?" by Todd Schaefer and Robert Fordan

  • Carrie Brown-Smith's Book Review of Wilson Lowery and Peter J. Gade's (eds.) Changing the News: The Forces Shaping Journalism and Uncertain Times (New York: Routledge, 2011) 301 pages, (paperback $ 49.95)

  • Lurene Cachola Kelley's Book Review of Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave and Lucas Graves' The Story So Far: What We Know about the Business of Digital Journalism (New York: Columbia Journalism Review Books, 2011) 132 pages, (paperback $ 12.95)