Prof. Grieves produces two very different papers in 2014
One paper concerns itself with coverage of international affairs in the 1960s, the other with local news in 2013; one is a qualitative content analysis, the other is quantitative.
Prof. Kevin Grieves has stretched himself thin in terms of output this year, with two articles to his name depicting two very different realms of coverage.
The first, ’A New Age of Diplomacy’: International Satellite Television and Town Meeting of the World," is about media coverage of the 1960s Cold War program in the title.
The article analyzes eight episodes of "Town Meeting of the World," and, according to the abstract, it "discusses optimism concerning international relations due to technological innovations such as the launch of communication satellites such as Telstar in the early 1960s."
The second article is about the bankruptcy of the city of Detroit in 2013, investigating how "journalists from Windsor, Ontario, just across the river, cover the story as simultaneously international and local news."
Grieves’ qualitative analysis "points to high degrees of journalistic presence and avoidance of overly dramatic phrasing, but mixed findings in use of generic imagery and expression of connectedness across the border."
The range of topics covered by this individual scholar this year is, in its own way, symbolic of the potential of Scripps professors to convey a wide berth of original research material.