Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Publisher: Broadcast Education Association (U.S.), Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Current impact factor: 0.89

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5-year impact 1.16
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.52
Other titles Journal of broadcasting & electronic media (Online), Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, Journal of broadcasting and electronic media
ISSN 1550-6878
OCLC 39081449
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: There is an ongoing debate as to whether the Internet broadly, and social media specifically, has radicalized or normalized existing patterns of participation in discussions of public affairs. Previous studies of traditional media's coverage of polluting industries have found media in less structurally pluralistic, more economically dependent communities are less likely to be critical in their coverage of industrial pollution. This study examines whether or not the influence of local community structure was normalized in Gulf Coast Twitter users' tweets about the 2010 BP oil spill. While it has been suggested that the Internet “overrides” the influences of local geography, like journalists, the producers of online content still live and work in local geographic communities. Thus, this study examines whether Twitter users in less pluralistic, more economically dependent communities are less critical of BP and its response to the crisis.
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 01/2015; 58(4). DOI:10.1080/08838151.2014.966359
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    ABSTRACT: The interplay between Twitter and media organizations has been an increasing area of research. This article examines how talk radio stations have adopted Twitter at an institutional level, based on a comparative study of the official accounts of three prominent talk radio stations in Canada in 2010 and 2011. While talk radio is considered an interpersonal medium, our analysis shows the stations mainly use Twitter as a one-way medium to broadcast news updates, rather than to engage with audiences. Our findings suggest a divergence between institutional and individual social media practices, with official accounts as formal channels of communication.
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 10/2014; 58(4):481-500. DOI:10.1080/08838151.2014.966361
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    ABSTRACT: Few researchers have studied the television program characteristics that effectively facilitate social and emotional learning (SEL) in children. To further this line of investigation we created the SEL in Educational Children's Television (SELECT) rating instrument. SELECT ratings indicate whether an educational television episode presents any of 6 SEL skills using any of 5 pedagogical techniques. In this study, 3 raters used the SELECT to rate 80 episodes. Results from multi-facet Rasch analyses illustrated the SELECT's strong content validity, intra- and inter-rater reliability, and sensitivity. Episodes typically presented SEL content implicitly, emphasizing social and decision-making skills most strongly.
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 01/2014; 58(1):21-41. DOI:10.1080/08838151.2013.875024
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined television news channel changing (AKA grazing, zapping) behavior by focusing on the viewing duration and attention paid to stories that varied in sensational content and packaging. These two message-related factors had independent and interactive effects on how long grazers stayed tuned to a channel. Moreover, high sensation seekers, who were more avid news consumers in everyday life, exhibited different viewing and attentional patterns compared to low sensation seekers. While arousing television news was the most watched by all, high sensation seekers unexpectedly showed less preference for sensational tabloid packaging of arousing content than low sensation seekers.
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 09/2013; 57(3):318-337. DOI:10.1080/08838151.2013.816704

  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 07/2013; 57(3):392-408. DOI:10.1080/08838151.2013.816709
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzes the depiction of the procedural fairness with which police officers in fictional police shows exercise their authority. This study uses the relational model of procedural justice to examine whether and to what extent police officers in CSI Miami, NCIS, Without a Trace, and The Mentalist provide opportunities for participation for citizens and act in a trustworthy, respectful, and neutral manner. Results show that fictional police officers generally follow fair procedures, but sometimes break the rules. We argue that the context in which most cases of rule-breaking occur strengthens, rather than undermines, police officers' position as societal moral agents.
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 03/2012; 56(1-1):38-54. DOI:10.1080/08838151.2011.651187