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 […]

Examining the Features, Policies, and Resources of Citizen Journalism: Citizen News Sites and Blogs

Stephen R. Lacy, Daniel Riffe, Esther Thorson, and Margaret Duffy WJMCR 15 (June 2009) Introduction|Background|Method|Results|Conclusion Abstract This study used content analysis to explore the policies, citizen participation features, and means of financial support for sixty-four citizen journalism sites�both news sites and blogs�in 15 randomly selected U.S. cities. Community size was related to number of sites in […]