THE IMAGE OF THE JOURNALIST
IN POPULAR CULTURE (IJPC)
JOURNAL

Update: 3-2016

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 6 - Fall 2015

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 5 - Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 4 - Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 3 - Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 2 - Fall 2010

click here to go to The IJPC Journal, Volume 1 - Fall 2009

An online
peer review journal
now accepting manuscripts
(see criteria for publication below)

Alphabetical IJPC Journal Table of Contents

 

Broadway Takes on The Columnist: A Case Study with Joseph Alsop – Matthew C. Ehrlich, pp. 119-125, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Carrying the Banner: The Portrayal of the American Newsboy Myth in the Disney Musical Newsies – Stephen Siff, pp. 12-36, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


Comic Book Journalists Beyond Clark Kent – Bill Knight, pp. 138-146, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


Do, Re, Media: The Image of the Journalist in the Broadway Musical – Kate Rooney, pp. 32-68, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Do, Re, Media: The Image of the Journalist in the Broadway Musical: Appendix: Plot Summaries of Broadway Musicals Featuring Journalists – Kate Rooney, pp. 69-108, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.


From Romeo to Rambo: Popular Portrayals of Journalists in Bollywood Cinema – Ruhi Khan, Danish Khan, pp. 109-131, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.


Harry Potter and the Exploitative Jackals: Media Framing and Credibility Attitudes in Young Readers  -- Daxton R. Stewart, pp. 1-33, Volume 2, Fall 2010.


Herodotus as an Ancient Journalist: Reimagining Antiquity’s Historians as Journalists – Joe Saltzman, pp. 153-185, Volume 2, Fall 2010.


“His Women Problem”: An Analysis of Gender on The Newsroom – Chad Painter Patrick Ferrucci, pp. 1-30, Volume 6, Fall 2015.


The Image of the Public Relations Practitioner in Movies and Television, 1901-2011 – Joe Saltzman, pp. 1-50, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

The Image of the Public Relations Practitioner in Movies and Television, 1901-2011, Appendix – Joe Saltzman, pp. 51-85, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


The Image of the Washington Journalist in Movies and Television: 1932 to 2013 – Joe Saltzman, Liz Mitchell, pp. 1-60, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

The Image of the Washington Journalist in Movies and Television: 1932 to 2013, Appendix – Joe Saltzman, Liz Mitchell, pp. 61-110, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.


“I Tell Them the Truth…That’s my Goal”: PR, Popular Culture, and the Teachable Moment – Margo Opdycke Lammer, pp. 116-125, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


Introduction: Special Edition on Public Relations and Popular Culture – Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson, Joe Saltzman, pp. i-ii, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


Looking to the Margins: The “Outsider Within: Journalistic Fiction – Amanda Rossie, pp. 105-137, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


Moral Dilemmas of an Immoral Nation: Gender, Sexuality and Journalism in Page 3 – Radhika Parameswaran, pp. 70-104, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


Mysterious Public Relations: A Work in Progress About PR Practitioners in Mystery Novels – Karen Miller Russell, pp. 86-89, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


N Is for News: the Image of the Journalist on Sesame Street – Ashley Ragovin, pp. 34-85, Volume 2, Fall 2010.


On the Front Line: Portrayals of War Correspondents in Marvel Comics’ Civil War: Front Line – J. Richard Stevens, pp. 37-69, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


The Participant Observer: Journalist J.B. Kendall as a Social Research Practitioner in Old Time Radio’s Frontier Gentleman – Jefferson Spurlock, pp. 170-182, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.


Passionate and Powerful: Film Depictions of Women Journalists Working in Washington D.C. – Sammye Johnson, pp. 126-134, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.


Peepli Live
and No One Killed Jessica: Remediating the “Bollywoodization” of Indian TV News – Sukhmani Khorana, pp. 66-97, Volume 6, Fall 2015.


Popular Culture’s Image of the PR Image Consultant: The Celebrity in Crisis – Carol Ames, pp. 90-106, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


Portrayal of Public Relations on Television – Emily S. Kinsky, pp. 107-115, Volume 3, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


Pseudo Newsgathering: Analyzing Journalists’ Use of Pseudo-events on The Wire – Patrick Ferrucci, Chad Painter, pp. 135-169, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.


Queer Eye for the PR Guy in American Films 1937-2009 – Carol Ames, pp. 108-152, Volume 2, Fall 2010.


The Reel World: Women’s Film Portrayals as Reflectors of Journalistic Practices and Social Mores – Sammye Johnson, pp. 116-147, Volume 6, Fall 2015.


Roman Holiday’s
15 Journalists: The Faces and Stories Behind the Final Scene in William Wyler’s Film – Mario Tedeschini-Lalli, pp. 98-115, Volume 6, Fall 2015.


A Sensationalistic Press: The Image of Journalists in Billy Wilder’s Films –
Simón Peña-Fernández, pp. 31-65, Volume 6, Fall 2015.


The Shared Mission of Journalists and Comic Book Heroes: Saving the Day – Paulette Kilmer, pp. 86-107, Volume 2, Fall 2010.


Studying the Journalist in Popular Culture – Matthew C. Ehrlich, pp. 1-11, Volume 1, Fall 2009.


A Textual Analysis of Ford’s “Drive One” Ad Campaign: Introduction of the Domesticated Journalist – Ron Bishop, pp. 1-31, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.


Thinking About Journalism with Superman – Matthew C. Ehrlich, pp. 132-163, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.


Washington Women Journalists: Fact vs. Fiction – Maurine Beasley, pp. 111-118, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.


Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson and Joe Saltzman, pp. i-ii, Volume 6, Fall 2015.

Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson and Joe Saltzman, pp. i-ii, Volume 5, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson and Joe Saltzman, pp. i-ii, Volume 4, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson and Joe Saltzman, pp. i-ii, Volume 2, Fall 2010.

Welcome from the Editors – Matthew C. Ehrlich, Sammye Johnson and Joe Saltzman, pp. i-iii, Volume 1, Fall 2009.  


 

Founding Editors

Matthew C. Ehrlich
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sammye Johnson
Trinity University

Joe Saltzman
University of Southern California

Editorial Board

Maurine H. Beasley
University of Maryland

Bonnie Brennen
Marquette University

Katherine Foss
Middle Tennessee State University

Mary-Lou Galician
Arizona State University

Loren Ghiglione
Northwestern University

Howard Good
SUNY, New Paltz

Norma Fay Green
Columbia College, Chicago

Brian McNair
Queensland University of Technology

Richard Ness
Western Illinois University

Radhika Parameswaran
Indiana University

Karen Miller Russell
University of Georgia

Barbie Zelizer
University of Pennsylvania



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The IJPC Journal is an online academic journal thatadheres to the highest standards of peer review. Its purpose isto further the mission of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Project to investigate and analyze, through research and publication, the conflicting images of journalists in every aspect of popular culture, from film, television, radio, fiction, commercials, cartoons and comic books to music, art, humor and video games –demonstrating their impact on the public’s perception of journalists.

We believe this has been a long-neglected field for research, one that has been untapped by journalism and masscommunication scholars. By analyzing the images of the journalist in popular culture over the centuries, the researcher can offer a new perspective on the history of journalism as well as the delicate relationship between the public and its news media. The public’s lack of confidence in the news media today is partly based on real-life examples they have seen and heard and partly on characters burned into the public memory from movies, television and fiction. These images of the journalist have a significant influence on how the public perceives and judges the news media. They also affect public opinion and, consequently, the public’s support of the effectiveness and freedom of the news media. Many of these images come from age-old sources, long forgotten yet still relevant in the 21st century.

The word journalist dates back to 1693 and is definedas “one who earns his living by editing or writing for a public journal or journals.” In modern times, the journalist has grown to mean much more than someone simply involved in the production of printed journals. It has become a synonym for reporting and writing in any news medium. We define the journalist in popular cultureas anyone in any century who performs the function of the journalist– to gather and disseminate news and information.

CRITERIA FOR PUBLICATION

  1. Does the manuscript have a clear focus on a worthwhile subject that is relevant to The IJPC Journal?
  2. Is the manuscript well grounded in existing research related to the subject, with an appropriate literature review and/or methodology?
  3. Does the manuscript make an original scholarlycontribution and critically analyze the subject matter as opposedto merely describing it?
  4. Is the manuscript logically organized?
  5. Is the manuscript well written?

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript as an e-mail attachment, double-spaced with endnotes,tables and figures at the end of the manuscript. Do not use footnotes. We prefer Word documents for PC.

Although the journal can accommodate monograph length manuscripts, manuscripts no longer than 25 pages (not including tables, graphs, figures, citations, and bibliography) are preferred. Authors are expected to conform to the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

You should not identify the author anywhere on the main text pages or in the main text file. An abstract of no more than 250 words should be included as a separate electronic file. The abstract should include author identification, full contact information and institutional affiliation. Authors should provide four to six key words or terms on the abstract.

 

Research manuscripts are blind refereed. Only original manuscripts that have not been submitted or scheduled for publication elsewhere will be considered or published.