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James S. Ettema is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Northwestern University where his teaching and research focus on the social organization and cultural impact of mass media and new communication technologies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan

Journalism and Mass Communication, MA, University of Minnesota

Journalism and Mass Communication, BA, University of Minnesota

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Research Output 1974 2014

  • 601 Citations
  • 16 Article
  • 2 Chapter
9 Citations (Scopus)

Ways of worldmaking in Wikipedia: Reality, legitimacy and collaborative knowledge making

Fullerton, L. & Ettema, J. S., Mar 1 2014, In : Media, Culture and Society. 36, 2, p. 183-199 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social construction
social reality
social order
11 Citations (Scopus)

New media and new mechanisms of public accountability

Ettema, J. S., Jun 1 2009, In : Journalism. 10, 3, p. 319-321 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

new media
5 Citations (Scopus)

The moment of truthiness: The right time to consider the meaning of truthfulness

Ettema, J. S., May 1 2009, The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

22 Citations (Scopus)

Ethics and eloquence in journalism: An approach to press accountability

Glasser, T. L. & Ettema, J. S., Aug 2008, In : Journalism Studies. 9, 4, p. 512-534 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rights of way
moral philosophy
8 Citations (Scopus)

An international symposium on investigative journalism: Introduction

Ettema, J. S. & Glasser, T. L., Dec 1 2007, In : Journalism. 8, 5, p. 491-494 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa