Classic J&MC Quarterly

J&MC QUARTERLY CLASSICS SELECTION PROCESS

Developing a list of the top 50 classic Journalism Quarterly and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly articles for AEJMC’s centennial celebration has been a piece of research in itself, one that has involved contributions from hundreds of AEJMC members and collaboration with editors and editorial board members of Quarterly.

The process began in September 2011. As we worked to compile the list, we wanted as much membership involvement as possible. We started by inviting nominations from the full AEJMC membership and from members of the J&MCQ Editorial Advisory Board. I also issued a personal invitation for nominations and recommendations from previous editors — Guido Stempel, Don Shaw and Jean Folkerts.

All nominations were considered and became our starting pool of articles. The next step was to try to narrow the pool down. Drawing on a number of resources— professors Stempel, Shaw and Folkerts for a second round, as well as major citation studies (i.e., multiple studies that identified the most-cited works in our field) and even Google Scholar—and my own experience as a mass communication theory professor, researcher, and editor, I finally assembled a list of 50 articles that I hope our members agree have been influential in our field.

It is an impressive list of articles, ranging from examinations of early journalism issues, like AEJMC founder Willard Bleyer’s article “What Journalism Schools are Trying to Do,” to more contemporary research questions and inquiries, like Thomas Johnson and Barbara Kaye’s oft-cited article on “Wag the Blog: How Reliance on Traditional Media and the Internet Influence Credibility Perceptions of Weblogs among Blog Users.” It represents the rich depth and the breadth of our work, in terms of both substance and method.

Daniel Riffe
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Editor, J&MC Quarterly

 

Classic J&MC Quarterly Articles

Journalism Quarterly 1930s

1931-Bleyer-35-44

Journalism Quarterly 1940s

1949-Schramm-259-69

Journalism Quarterly 1950s

1950-White-383-90
1955-Breed-277-328
1956-Gieber-423-32
1957-Westley-31-8
1959-Nevins-411-22

Journalism Quarterly 1960s

1960-Nixon-13-28
1960-Deutschmann-345-55
1963-Samuelson-491-617
1964-Westley-Severin-45-50
1964-McLeod-529-77
1965-Carter-29-34
1966-Greenberg-665-70
1967-Shaw-3-31
1969-Jacobson-20-8
1969-Stempel-699-706

Journalism Quarterly 1970s

1970-Chaffee-647-66
1971-Kline-211-21
1973-Donohue-652-9
1974-Robinson-587-94
1977-Chaffee-466-76
1978-Blumler-219-30
1978-Carey-846-55

Journalism Quarterly 1980s

1981-Stone-51-5
1982-Whitney-60-5
1983-Folkerts-28-34
1984-Smith-97-141
1985-Weaver-87-94
1985-Nord-227-35
1986-Gaziano-451-62
1989-Lacy-40-8
1989-Donohue-807-45

Journalism Quarterly 1990s

1990-Drechsel-1062-70
1991-Shoemaker-781-95
1992-Blanchard-5-17
1992-Hindman-48-64
1992-Walden-65-88
1992-Entman-341-61
1992-Stevenson-543-53
1993-Riffe/Aust/Lacy-133-39

J&MC Quarterly 1990s

1996-Grimes/Dreshsel-169-180
1996-Hindman-708-21
1997-Kitch-477-89
1997-McCombs-703-17
1998-Johnson/Kay-325-340
1998-Bunker/Davis-464-477

J&MC Quarterly 2000s

2000-Campbell-405-422
2001-Shoemaker-233-46
2004-Johnson/Kay-622-642

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