Research

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Refereed Journal Publications 

⚬ Bonner, E., & Roberts, C. (2017.) Millennials and the future of magazines: How the Click here to see an example of my researchgeneration of digital natives will determine whether print magazines survive. Journal of Magazine & New Media Research, 17. Retrieved from http://aejmcmagazine.arizona.edu/Journal/Winter2017/BonnerRoberts.pdf (Note: Now called the Journal of Magazine Media.)

⚬ Conlin, L., & Roberts, C. (2016). Presence of online reader comments lowers news site credibility. Newspaper Research Journal, 37(4), 365-376.

⚬ Roberts, C., & Emmons, B. (2016). A slow response to Quick Response: Diffusion of QR technology on U.S. newspaper front pages. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(1), 39-55.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2013, Fall). Presidential campaign ads rely on newspaper evidence. Newspaper Research Journal, 34(4), 83-95.
⚬ Roberts, C. (2013) Fit to post but not fit to print: Channel consistency and virtue ethics for legacy print journalism organisations. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 10(4), 33-41.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2013). A functional analysis comparison of Web-only advertisements and traditional television advertisements from the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(1), 23-38. doi: 10.1177/1077699012468741

⚬ Roberts, C. (2012). Public relations and Rawls: An ill-fitting veil to wear. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, (27)3, 163-176. doi: 10.1080/08900523.2012.700207.

⚬ Roberts, C (2012). Modifying and defining values in media codes of ethics. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 27(2), 115-129. doi: 10.1080/08900523.2012.669289.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, September). Correlations among variables in message and messenger credibility scales. American Behavioral Scientist, (54)10, 43-56.

⚬ Besley, J., & Roberts, M.C. (2010, Summer). Cuts in newspaper staff change meeting coverage. Newspaper Research Journal, (31)3, 22-35.

⚬ Besley, John, & Roberts, C. (2010, February). Qualitative interviews with journalists about deliberative public engagement. Journalism Practice, (4)1, 66-81.

 

Book Publications

⚬ Black, Jay, & Roberts, C. (2011, March). Doing ethics in media: Theories and practical applications. New York: Routledge. This 160,000-word textbook, co-authored with the co-founder of The Journal of Mass Media Ethics, introduces a new ethical framework for media practitioners regardless of platform.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2011, January). Instructor’s manual for Doing ethics in media: Theories and practical applications. New York: Routledge. Retrieved (password protected) at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/black/.  Sole author of the 35,000-word instructor manual companion for the textbook. Also created online content for instructors (14 sets of PowerPoints, test bank, etc.) and students (glossary, written and spoken chapter summaries, reading lists, etc.), and a continuously updated companion site, www.doingmediaethics.com.

 

Book Chapters

⚬ Roberts, C. (2015). A media ethics code for all time zones? The global use and implications of the Society of Professional Journalists’ code. In B. Shan and C. Christians (Eds.), The ethics of intercultural communication. (pp. 305-318). New York: Peter Lang. doi: 10.3726/978-1-4539-1643-8

⚬ Roberts, C. (2015). The minimums and maximums of professional ethics codes. In M. Duffy and E. Thorson (Eds.), Persuasion Ethics Today (pp. 260-279). New York: M.E. Sharp.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2014). Meanwhile, in Alabama: Cuts and hiring, consolidation and expansion. In Andrea Miller and Amy Reynolds (Eds.), News evolution or revolution? The New Orleans’ Times-Picayune and the future of the newspaper industry (pp. 131-144). New York: Peter Lang.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2013). Checkbook journalism. In D. Sloan and J. Greer (Eds.), Contemporary media issues (3rd ed.) (pp. 317-332). Northport, AL: Vision Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. Headlines and headings. (2013). In Ross Collins (Ed.), Editing for the mass media(pp. 82-101). McFarland Press: Jefferson, NC.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2012). Ethics in journalism. In Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, August E. Grant, and Douglas J. Fisher (Eds.), Convergent Journalism (2nd ed.) (p. 32). New York: Oxford University Press.

⚬ Roberts, C, & Grant, August E. (2010). Ethical Issues. In J. Van Tassel & L. Poe-Howfield (Eds.), Managing electronic media: Making, marketing, and moving digital content (pp. 387-410). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2016). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (15th ed.) (pp. 145-156). New York: Routledge.

⚬ Roberts, C., & Andrews, M. (2014). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (14th ed.). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C., & Andrews, M. (2012). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (13th ed.) (pp. 173-186). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (12th ed.) (pp. 184-201). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2008). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (11th ed.) (pp. 155-170). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2006). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update (10th ed.) (pp. 157-172). Boston: Focal Press.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2004). Personal computers. In August E. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update (9th ed.) (pp. 155-167). Boston: Focal Press.

 

Non Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

⚬ Roberts, C. (2015). Review of the book Hell and High Water: The battle to save the daily New Orleans Times-Picayune. Electronic News, (9)4, 73. doi: 10.1177/1931243115615993

⚬ Roberts, C. (2012). A universal ethics approach, in black and white. [Review of the book Media, markets, and morals]. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, (27)1, 71-73.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010). Media literacy lessons in a high-tech format. [Review of the software book Detecting bull: how to identify bias and junk journalism in print, broadcast and on the wild web]. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, (25)2, 163-165.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, September). Convergence can save jobs, level playing field for print journalists. The convergence newsletter: From Newsplex at the University of South Carolina, 7(7). Retrieved from http://sc.edu/cmcis/news/convergence/v7no7.html.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2004, Fall). Tearing down the walls (Cases and commentaries.) Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 19(3&4), 303-306.

⚬ Roberts, C. (1998, Spring). Just a better mousetrap? Or real ethical issues (Cases and commentaries.) Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 13(2), 126-127.

⚬ Roberts, C. (1989, Winter). [Review of the book Prodigal Press]. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 4(1), 136-140.

 

Other Scholarly Work

⚬ Provided data analysis for Hartsville Today: The first year of a small-town citizen-journalism site; A guide especially for small daily and non-daily newspapers, written by USC instructor Doug Fish and Hartsville Messenger Publisher Graham Osteen as part of a J-Lab initiative, July 2006.

1. Leadtime articles—written while Head (2011-12), Vice-Chair (2010-11), and Research Chair (2009-11) of the Newspaper and Online News division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2012, Summer). Journalism education schisms reappear in the digital age. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 2,4.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2012, Spring). A century later, our first president’s words still ring true. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 2,6. This column also was posted on the AEJMC’s centennial site, at www.aejmc100.org/firstpresident.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2011, Fall). Journalism as plural: Diversity embraced by division. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 2,7.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2011, Summer). Panel explores how toady’s newspapers are coping with the digital news revolution. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 4.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2011, Winter). Schedule for panels, research sessions posted: Newspaper Division hosting diverse events. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 6-8.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, Fall). More guests at the table: New AEJMC groups lead to mindful choices for Newspaper Division. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 9.

⚬ Roberts, C, and Yang, Jen. (2010, Summer). Research: Banner year again. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 8-10.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, Spring). Submit papers the right way. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 6.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2009, Fall). Join the smart set: Go judicial. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 3.

⚬ Roberts, C, & Carvalho, John (2009, Summer). Research papers plentiful. Leadtime: The Newsletter of AEJMC’s Newspaper Division, 5-7.

2. Ethical News essays—written while Professional Freedom and Responsibility Chair of AEJMC’s Media Ethics Division.)

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, Spring). Dissecting pro-piracy arguments by reduction ad absurdum. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 13(3), 4-5.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, Summer). When are reporters not reporters? When they’re in the public relations business. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 13(1), 4-5.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2010, Winter). Football writers tackle ethics. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 13(1), 3.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2009, Fall). Palin comments puts spotlight on media ethics, University of Idaho” Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 12(3), 2.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2009, Summer). Students think it’s okay to deceive — if they like the deception. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 12(4), 7.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2008/2009, Winter). Review: The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 12(2), 3.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2008, Fall). Fighting the trolls. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 12(1), 2.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2008, Spring). The April Fools’ Day joke on media credibility. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 11(2), 3.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2007/2008, Winter). When being ethical bites you back. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 11(2), 3.

⚬ Roberts, C. (2007, Fall). A review of the book … You won’t see reviewed in JMCQ. Ethical News: The Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 11(1), 5.

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