Essays

The Emerging Framework of Media, Politics and Democracy in the 21st Century

  • A study examining the roles of the media, government and the citizenry in today’s environment with special attention to changes in agenda setting, which traditionally has been the province of the media

To Infinity and Beyond: A Look at Media and Elections in the 21st Century

  • A lecture on media and elections in the United States
  • Presented at John Cabot University as part of the unversity’s Summer Institute in International Communication, Rome, Italy, July 2010

A Record Number, But What Does It Mean?

  • A study of media coverage of women in the New Jersey Legislature

The Impact of New Jersey Newspapers on the Development of the State’s Transportation Infrastructure

  • A historical analysis of the role of the print media in the development of the state’s transportation system
  • Presented at the Joint Spring Meeting of the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication History Division, Roosevelt Hotel, New York, N.Y., March 2008

Is There Another Way To Cover Asset Monetization?

  • A critique of news coverage of Governor Corzine’s toll road plan

Media Coverage of Domestic U.S. Military Bases and How It Supports the Military Industrial Complex

  • An examination of how the Asbury Park Press and other news agencies covered proposed military base closings
  • Presented at the National Communication Association’s 93rd Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois (November 2007

The Impact of Media Consolidation on Local News Coverage in NJ

  • A study of local news coverage in the Trenton Times
  • Presented at the Joint Spring Meeting of the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication History Division, New York University, New York, N.Y., March 2007

Local News Coverage Revisited

  • An updated study of local news coverage in the Trenton Times

Private Lives of Public Officials: The Gray Line Between the Right to Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know

  • An examination of how the media covers the private lives of public figures
  • Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, University of Nevada at Reno, February 2007

The Long and Winding Road That Forms the History of New Jersey Journalism

  • An overview of journalism in the Garden State over the years

The Ability of Protest Music to Serve as an Alternative Media and Effect Social Change

  • A study of how protest music filled a gap in the mainstream media during the Vietnam War era Presented at the Global Resistance/Local Knowledge Conference, Drew University, Madison, N.J., November 2006

A Good Day for Bad News?

  • The pros and cons of announcing bad news on Fridays

The Propaganda Model Is Alive and Well in New Jersey

  • An exploration of how a theory about news filters applies to the press in the Garden State
  • Ppresented at the New Jersey Communication Association’s Ninth Annual Conference, Trenton, N.J., March 2005

How the West Wing Functions as a Tool for the Ruling Elite

  • An examination of the messages underlying a popular television program

Hero Killing: Examining America’s Infatuation with Creating and Destroying its Leaders

  • Critical theory case studies of Richard Nixon and Jim McGreevey
  • Presented at the New Jersey Communication Association’s Ninth Annual Conference, Trenton, N.J., March 2005)
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