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Newspaper Research Journal
Volume 36(1), 2015
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CONTENTS
 
Schmidt, Hans C. Student newspapers show opinion article political bias. 6-23
 
  This analysis of political reporting and opinion pieces in student newspapers shows a significant bias against Republicans in opinion articles but greater objectivity in the news section 
 
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newspaper
news
politics and government
print journalism
 
 
Wallsten, Kevin Non-elite Twitter sources rarely cited in coverage. 24-41
 
  This study analyzes how Twitter was used in the 2012 election coverage in four large circulation U.S. newspapers and AP stories 
 
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news
political elections
politics and government
print journalism
newspaper
 
 
Bowe, Brian J., Fahmy, Shahira, and Matthes, Jorg U.S. newspapers provide nuanced picture of Islam. 42-57
 
  This study examines how Islam is covered in 18 large circulation U.S. newspapers and finds six frames that draw a nuanced picture of how Islam is framed in the news media 
 
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newspaper
news
print journalism
religion
theory
 
 
Bockino, David Times-Picayune coverage differs print to online. 58-74
 
  An analysis of print and online coverage in the three-day-a-week newspaper shows reduced coverage of governmental and political topics on days without a print edition, suggesting a heavy reliance on the traditional newsroom 
 
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print journalism
newspaper
politics and government
 
 
McCluskey, Michael, and Kim, Young Mie Conflict/proximity determine advocacy group coverage. 75-91
 
  In an analysis of stories about advocacy organizations, prominent story placement is linked to the news values of conflict and proximity 
 
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conflict
news
print journalism
narrative
politics and government
organizational
 
 
Santana, Arthur D. Incivility dominates online comments on immigration. 92-107
 
  An analysis of reader comments on the sites of three online newspapers in border states finds a much higher percentage of uncivil comments following stories about immigration than those following stories about the Tea Party 
 
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demographics
 
 
Wojdynski, Bartosz W. Text remains most useful format for online news sites. 108-121
 
  A survey of the most-trafficked U.S. news sites asked about the perceived usefulness of story platforms 
 
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news
computer
narrative
visualization
 
 
Beam, Randel A., Spratt, Meg, and John, Sue Lockett Feature reporting improves after midcareer training. 122-133
 
  After a week long fellowship program at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, journalists were more likely to use victims and survivors of tragic events as sources in their feature articles and to humanize the experiences of people exposed to trauma 
 
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Opt, Susan, and Low, Russanne Non-scientist sources lend balance, but create bias. 134-148
 
  This study finds North Carolina newspaper coverage of sea-level rise tends to reflect the national media trend of emphasizing the scientific consensus that climate change and sea-level rise are real 
 
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science
agreement