Mass communication research and the invisible college revisited: The changing landscape and emerging fronts in journalism-related studies

Tsan-Kuo Chang*, Zixue Tai

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to chart the changing landscape of mass communication research in journalism-related studies over the past two decades and, second, to determine the contemporary form and content of the invisible college in the field through its intellectual configuration and structural interaction. A simple citation count is inadequate; the analysis of co-citation networks should be a better indication of the field's effort to build on its theoretical foundation. The findings suggest that there is some sort of theoretical and methodological convergence in contemporary journalism-related studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-694
Number of pages23
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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