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Female news professionals in local and national broadcast news during the buildup to the Iraq War

Female news professionals in local and national broadcast news during the buildup to the Iraq War Cory L. Armstrong The years of 2004 and 2005 brought major changes to the network television news landscape. Longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw gave way to Brian Williams, ABC’s Peter Jennings succumbed to lung cancer, and CBS newsman […]

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the DuMont network and American television

Forgotten no longer: the DuMont network and American television Michele Hilmes Weinstein, D. (2004). The forgotten network: DuMont and the birth of American television. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 220 pages. There is some irony in the fact that the very first scholarly history devoted to a single national broadcasting network in the United States should […]

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uses and gratifications and the formation of news habits among college students in an internet environment

Getting hooked on news: uses and gratifications and the formation of news habits among college students in an internet environment Arvind Diddi The question of how people select among media news sources has long been of interest to both political scientists (Althaus & Tewksbury, 2000; McLeod, Scheufele, & Moy, 1999; Moy, Pfau, & Kahlor, 1999; […]

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The Loyal Viewer? Patterns of Repeat Viewing in Germany

The Loyal Viewer? Patterns of Repeat Viewing in Germany Camille Zubayr The extent of audience overlap between subsequent episodes of regularly broadcast programs has been a subject of audience research for more than two decades. More than a dozen studies – carried out solely in the U.S. and Great Britain – have investigated the question […]

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applying theory to the production of local television news

Making news memorable: applying theory to the production of local television news Annie Lang An increasing number of studies have documented that media consumers don’t learn much from news, particularly broadcast news (Wilson, 1994; Neuman, 1976; Katz, Adoni, & Parness, 1977). Yet, television is the primary source of news information for the majority (75%) of […]

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uses and gratifications of the web for political information

Online and in the know: uses and gratifications of the web for political information Barbara K. Kaye In advancing an agenda for studying the Internet, several new technology researchers have advocated a uses and gratifications approach to examining the motives for why individuals use the Internet. These calls for the uses and gratifications approach to […]

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The World Wide Web as a Functional Alternative to Television

The World Wide Web as a Functional Alternative to Television Douglas A. Ferguson 1997 was the year that viewing television and navigating the World Wide Web (WWW) began to collide. Microsoft entrepreneur Bill Gates bought Web Tv from Philips and encouraged cable television networks to adopt his digital standards, a kind of TVML for HTML […]

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reflections on a media theorist

Rethinking Marshall McLuhan: reflections on a media theorist Donald A. Fishman One of the striking features of mass communication theory in the millennial decade has been the reemergence of Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). McLuhan’s prominence is not what it was during the peak of his influence during the mid-1960s, but McLuhan is currently undergoing a revival. […]