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 […]

A Content Analysis of Journalists’ Blogs with Special Reference to Driving Forces for Blog Writing

By Agya Ram Pandey, Amitabh Srivastava and Pashyanti Shukla WJMCR 43 (January 2013) Introduction | Literature Review | Method | Results and Discussion | Conclusion Abstract In the ever changing world of media, blogs have been emerged as a bridge. They are not only crossing the limits presented by time and space but also shortening the widening drift between communicator and addressee. Most importantly, […]

Are Blogs Changing the News Values of Newspaper Reporters?

By Mary Lou Sheffer and Brad Schultz WJMCR 16 (July 2009) Introduction|Research Questions|Method|Results|Discussion|Conclusion Abstract Traditional news outlets such as newspapers are incorporating blogs as part of their content in an effort to reach new audiences. Because blogs are typically opinionated and personal how newspapers present their blogs could indicate a shift from traditional journalism values. This […]