How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation

Part Three, 2000-2004: Hitting our stride By Thomas H.P. Gould, Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein WJMCR 33 (June 2011) 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 |2004 While the total number of research articles published between 2000 and 2004 remained relatively constant among the journals examined, the number of articles that addressed online mass communication rose steadily. This increase was expected. However, […]

How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation

Part Four, 2005-2009: Continuing the Patterns By Thomas H.P. Gould, Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein WJMCR 34 (July 2011) 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 |2009 We have looked at 15 years of research targeting online mass communications. This last five years we have found more articles addressing online subjects (782 to 616), but we have also found more overall articles […]

How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation

Part Two, 1995-1999: Gaining Due Attention By Thomas H.P. Gould, Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein WJMCR 31, vol. 2 (April 2011) 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 As we noted in the Part 1, interest in the new phenomena—the World Wide Web—attracted what might be best described as “splashing about” in the shallow end of the research pool. The research […]

Citizen Journalism, Agenda-Setting and the 2008 Presidential Election

By Kirsten A. Johnson WJMCR 28 (January 2011) Introduction | Agenda-Setting | Hypotheses | Results | Discussion | Conclusion Abstract This study examined 329 posts made by citizens to CNN’s iReport.com about the 2008 presidential election. A content analysis showed a correlation between stories posted on iReport and stories covered by traditional media. The top […]

Table Manners: A Retrospective on the Online Poker Craze

By Marc A. Londo and Maria Cristina Santana WJMCR 27 (December 2010) Introduction | Social Cognitive Theory | Method | Results | Discussion Abstract In late 2003, there was a surge in the popularity of tournament poker television shows on American television. The poker craze became a marketing phenomenon, and its influences were the cause […]

Is Online Citizen News Really Alternative? A Multiplatform Analysis of BP Oil Spill Coverage

By Benjamin A. Lyons WJMCR 49 (July 2015) Introduction | Literature Review | Research Questions and Hypotheses | Methods | Results | Discussion Abstract Citizen journalism is more accessible than ever, through a range of both independent and commercial online platforms. But is it just an echo of traditional news? This content analysis investigated whether such news fits alternative journalism’s characteristics, comparing BP oil spill […]

Online Environmental Risk Information Seeking Via North Carolina’s Urban-Rural Divide

By Laurie Phillips, Daniel Riffe and Robert McKeever WJMCR 47 (June 2014) Introduction | The Digital Divide | Specialized Information | Environmental Risk | Hypotheses | Method | Discussion and Conclusion Abstract Using statewide telephone survey data from North Carolinians (N=406), this digital divide study oversampled rural households to explore urban rural differences in Internet access, use, and […]

Social Media and Female Sports Audiences: A New Look at Old Assumptions

By Mary Lou Sheffer and Brad Schultz WJMCR 48 (June 2014) Introduction | Literature Review | Research Questions and Methodology | Results | Discussion Abstract As a follow-up to previous research, this study took a uses and gratifications approach to more clearly define sports media consumption patterns among women. Based on survey data from more than 2,500 respondents nationwide, it was found that […]

When Newspaper Journalists Blog: Credibibility of News and Blogs Based on Readers Socio/Political Leaning

By Doreen Marchionni, Hans K. Meyer and Esther Thorson WJMCR 46 (February 2014) Introduction | Literature Review | Independent Variables | Dependent Variables | Results | Discussion | Conclusions Abstract Hostile-media-effects research suggests some news consumers identify in even the most even-handed news stories as against their own position. The present experiment searched for hostile media effects in people’s responses to news stories and blogs that were either […]

Usage of the Internet and Its Effect On Youth Development

By Toktam Namayandeh Joorabchi, Md. Salleh Hj. Hassan and Mohd. Nizam Osman WJMCR 45 (October 2013) Introduction | Research Questions | Patterns of Internet Usage | Gratification of Internet Usage | Positive Youth Development | Research Methodology| Reach and Growth | Gratifications | Conclusion Abstract These days, more information is presented to more people from more sources than at any time in human history. This study was designed by applying the […]