Journalism

  • “Newspapers, Internet Use and Community Ties,” essay for 2008 Symposium, Raising the Ante: The Internet’s Impact on Journalism Education and Existing Theories of Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 2008. (papers, >symposium blog)
  • “The Phil Meyer Legacy,” Carolina Communicator, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summer 2008). (issuu doc)
  • “Examples of Precision Journalism Story Ideas Using NCES Data and Publications,” National Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, March 6, 1997, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Advice and Guidance for Overseas Journalism Trainers,” Nieman Reports, a publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 2005.
  • “Why the First Amendment (and Journalism) Might be in Trouble,” (with Ken Dautrich) Nieman Reports, a publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 2005.
  • “The Future of the First Amendment: Summary and Policy Implications,” (with Chris Barnes and Ken Dautrich, University of Connecticut) American Association for Public Opinion Research panel session, May 15, 2005, Miami, FL.
  • “A New Strategy,” in Assessing Public Journalism, eds. Edmund M. Lambeth, Philip E. Meyer and Esther Thorson (Columbia, MO.: University of Missouri Press, 1998). (Google books)
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Toward a Definition of Public Journalism. School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 1995. Adviser: Philip Meyer.
  • “The Impact of Public Journalism on Traditional Newsroom Beliefs,” a research paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 1995, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Master’s Thesis: Toward a Wheel of Public Opinion: A Study of Presidential Budget Activity and New York Times Budget Deficit Coverage. School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 1992.
  • “A New Look at Television Viewing and Adult Vocabulary,” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1995) p. 56.
  • “Truth About Daily Fluctuations in 1992 Pre-Election Polls,” Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter 1994) p. 73.
  • “The Role of Non-traditional News Sources in the 1992 Presidential Campaign,” a research paper presented at the 48th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 1993, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • “Non-traditional News Sources in the 1992 Presidential Campaign,” North Carolina DataNet, a quarterly newsletter published by the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vol. 1, No. 2 (March 1993) p. 1.
  • “Case Study – Wichita and Charlotte: The Leap of a Passive Press to Activism,” Media Studies Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 1992) p. 149.
  • “Acquiring Knowledge of Current Events: The New York Times vs. USA Today,” (with Sue Greer), a research paper presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 1992, St. Charles, IL., and at the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research Conference, October 1992, Raleigh, NC.
  • “Professional Bias Against Innovation: The Case of Perception of Society Coup Coverage,” (with Shannon Martin), a research paper presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 1992, St. Charles, IL.
  • “Who Owns the Media,” (by Jim Lee and Eric Bates, with contributions from John Bare), Southern Exposure, Vol. XX, No. 4 (1992) p. 11.
  • “Problem Solving at U.S. News & World Report,” Uplink: The Forum for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Vol. 3, No. 8 (September 1992) p. 3.
  • “U.S. Daily Newspapers and the Role of the Associated Press in First-Day Coverage of the 1989 Invasion of Panama,” International Communication Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 1–2 (Spring 1991) p. 16.
  • “The War on Drugs: A Case Study in Opinion Formation,” The Public Perspective; A Roper Center Review of Public Opinion and Polling, November/December 1990, p. 29.
  • “Doug Marlette: Forcing society to face itself,” JAFA News, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 1991) p. 6.
  • “Tom Wicker: Watchdog of government and journalism,” JAFA News, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Winter 1991) p. 8.
  •   WCHL Radio, Chapel Hill, NC (picked up by Associated Press wire service), Jan. 14, 1988.
  •   “Tip Off,” WMAS AM FM Radio, Springfield MA, radio news script from coverage of the Tip Off Classic, UNC vs. Syracuse.