Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Journalism Journals

Two new journalism journals have arrived at the Library.

Electronic News: A Journal of Applied Research & Ideas (Lawrence Earlbaum), edited by Bob Papper, College of Communication, Information & Media, Ball State University, and C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This new quarterly is "devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of news as disseminated through electronic media platforms. [It] will promote and publish readily accessible research and ideas that have clear relevance to the content, practice, and administration of electronic news, especially radio, television, and the Internet, and related areas, such as station Web sites. The journal will also provide articles for those who practice and/or teach broadcast/electronic journalism and related topics. The journal will provide both scholars and industry practitioners the opportunity to publish and read applied research, and will include research articles, invited essays, and reviews of books relevant to electronic news as an evolving and dynamic practice Its purpose is "to promote and publish readily accessible research and ideas that have clear relevance to the content, practice, and administration of electronic news (especially radio and television) and related fields (such as station Web."

Articles in the first two issues of EN include:
Telling More Than News: Commercial Influence in Local Television Stations, by James Upshaw, Gennadiy Chernov, David Koranda;
The Relationship Between Tone of TV News Coverage and Public Opinion for a Controversial Issue, by Joe Bob Hester, Rhonda Gibson;
Surfable Surveys: Using Web-Based Technology to Reach Newsroom Respondents by Terry Adams, Johanna Cleary;
Meet the Press Congressional Guests, 1947—2004, by Mark D. Harmon and Daniel J. Foley; Race in the Television Newsroom: Do On-Air Personalities Reflect the Communities They Serve? by Lynn C. Owens;
Framing Terror: Violence, Social Conflict, and the "War on Terror" by Jeremy Arris Lipschultz; and
Explaining Local Television Sports Through Hypercompetition, by Brad Schultz, Mary Lou Sheffer

Journalism Practice (Routledge) will be devoting itself to "the study and analysis of significant issues arising from journalism as a field of professional practice; relevant developments in journalism training and education, as well as the construction of a reflective curriculum for journalism; analysis of journalism practice across the distinctive but converging media platforms of magazines, newspapers, online, radio and television; and the provision of a public space for practice-led, scholarly contributions from journalists as well as academics. Journalism Practice's ambitious scope includes the history of journalism practice; the professional practice of journalism; journalism training and education; journalism practice and new technology; journalism practice and ethics; and journalism practice and policy." It is edited by Bob Franklin, from The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Forthcoming JP articles include:
From ‘Knowing How' to ‘Being Able': Negotiating the Meanings of Reflective Practice and Reflexive Research in Journalism Studies, by Sarah Niblock
Setting the Record Straight: When the Press Errs, Do Corrections Follow? by Scott R. Maier
Stories from Planet Football and Sportsworld: Source Relations and Collusion in Sport Journalism, by John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson
Local Court Reporting in Four Dresden Daily Newspapers; The Selection Process and Criteria, by Marcel Machill, Markus Beiler and Iris Hellmann
How the World Looks to Us: International News in Award Winning Photographs from the Pictures of the Year, 1943-2003, by Keith Greenwood and C. Zoe Smith
Reporting The European Union: An Analysis of the Brussels Presscorps and the Mechanisms Influencing the News Flow, by Karin Raeymaeckers, Lieven Cosijn and Annelore Deprez

The ASC Library has received the first two issues of both of these journals which are also available online from the Penn Libraries webpage.

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