Political Efficacy and Campaign News Attention As Catalysts of Discursive Democracy: The Case of the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election

By Hsiang-Ann Liao WJMCR 18 (December 2009) Introduction|Hypotheses|Results|Discussion Abstract This paper argues that models of discursive democracy need to be contextual and domain specific, incorporating cognitive or psychological catalysts or other situational factors that prompt people to talk about politics. Different election campaigns might require different discursive democracy models to encapsulate how and why citizens talk […]

Determinants of Internet News Use: A Structural Equation Model Approach

By Jin Yang and Padmini Patwardhan [WJMCR 8:1 December 2004] Sections: Literature Review|Method|Findings|Discussion By Jin Yang and Padmini Patwardhan Abstract The study examines how demographics, perceived credibility of Internet news and Internet dependency relations directly influence Internet current affairs news use and how perceived credibility of Internet news and Internet dependency relations mediate the influence of […]

Reporters as Sources: To What Degree Do Broadcast News Personnel Offer Expert Testimony in News Stories?

Rhonda Gibson & Joe Bob Hester [WJMCR 5:1 December 2001] Sections:  Abstract|Introduction|Research Questions|Method|Results|Discussion Abstract This study examines the extent to which broadcast news personnel have taken it upon themselves to interpret the news. Specifically, this study looks at the extent ofspeculation as to the outcomes of events covered in the news and the motivations for actions. […]