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The Labor Market for University Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates Lee B. Becker, Ann Hollifield & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: The value of news content is determined by the knowledge, experience and talent of the individuals producing it. This paper examines changes in the labor market for journalists across a crucial period and concludes that the labor market from which media industries draw is largely a reflection of the overall economy. Changes in the […]

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When do viewers share viral video advertising? DongWon Choi, Hyejin Bang, Bartosz Wojdynski, Yen-I Lee, Kate Keib & Camila Espina

Abstract: this study aims to examine the psychological mechanism in which the brand placement prominence influences consumers’ forwarding intention of viral video advertising, and to investigate the moderating role of brand disclosure timing. This study shows that the level of brand prominence in a viral video ad is an important factor influencing viewers’ forwarding intention […]

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Attribution of global ethical norms Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study examined, by comparative thematic analysis, public perceptions of global journalistic norms of independence and integrity by studying perceptions of news media corruption in three Eastern European countries: Serbia, Macedonia, and Croatia. In-depth interviews with 61 representatives of the three nations revealed that, in the public eye, the breaches of journalistic independence and […]

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Do demographics matter Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study examined individual differences in perceived news media corruption (PNMC), by conducting a face-to-face survey on a stratified random sample of the Serbian population (N=544). Extremely high levels of PNMC were found, as well as significant differences in PNMC scores for gender, education level, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and membership in majority ethnic […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: In the past quarter century, governments, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have poured vast sums of money into emerging and transitional countries with the goal of developing  sustainable, high-quality news media.  The goal has been to encourage journalism that meets generally accepted international standards for professional journalism that supports transparent, democratic, non-corrupt government, and economic […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: This study examines the economic, organizational, legal, and political factors in the ecology of news organizations that are related to the production of quality journalism in developing and transitional countries.  The study uses data generated by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and ZenithOptimedia to examine the research question. Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative […]

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Principles of American Journalism An Introduction Charles N. Davis

Abstract: Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamentals of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces readers to the core values of journalism and its singular role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, the new and revised edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the […]

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Governmental control of the Internet and WikiLeaks Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac

Abstract: This study looked at how newspapers operating in nations with varying degrees of governmental Internet control discussed Internet freedom of expression within their coverage of Wikileaks. This was done through a thematic analysis of news items about WikiLeaks and Internet freedom of expression in the left-leaning newspapers of The Guardian (Great Britain), Le Monde […]

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Mission Accomplished Keith Herndon

Tax incentives designed to lure film production away from California and New York have become commonplace in state legislatures across the country.  By 2009, at least 44 states had enacted tax incentives to reduce the costs of film production carried out in a specific state.  The programs are not without controversy as opponents argue they […]

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