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Johnson, Chelsea and Rita Colistra. (in review). Paper name withheld to protect blind review. Broadcast Educations Association National Convention.

Colistra, Rita F. (in review). Article Name Withheld to Protect Blind Review. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.


Duvall, Kevin and Rita Colistra (in review). Article Name Withheld to Protect Blind Review. New Media and Society.


Colistra, Rita F., Eva Buchman, and Kevin Duvall (October 2016). User-generated Content and Television News: Perceptions, Policies, and Uses. Electronic News.


Colistra, Rita F. (June 2014). “Are Advertisers Potential (and Effective) Influencers on News Content? An Examination of TV Reporters’ Perceptions of Extramedia Pressures on Media Content & Coverage Decisions.” Electronic News, vol. 8, no. 2: 83-100.                 


Colistra, Rita F. (summer 2012). “Shaping and Cutting the Media Agenda:  Television Reporters’ Perceptions of Agenda- and Frame-Building and Agenda-Cutting Influences.” Journalism & Communication Monographs, vol. 15, no. 2.  Note: 100-page monograph


Colistra, Rita F. (spring/fall 2010). “The Rumble and the Dark: Regional Newspaper Framing of the Buffalo Creek Mine Disaster of 1972.” Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 16, nos. 1 & 2: 79-100.


Colistra, Rita F. (November 2010).  “No Bark and No Bite:  When Addressing Ethical Code Violators, is the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mute and Toothless?” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, vol. 5, no. 4.


Shaw, Donald L. and Rita F. Colistra. (2007). Agendamelding. In Lynda Lee Kaid & Christina Holtz-Bacha (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.       


Colistra, Rita F. (2006). Financial Conflicts of Interest. In Philip Meyer (Ed.), Newspaper Ethics in the New Century: A Report to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (pp. 71-83). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.


Colistra, Rita F. and Rachel Davis Mersey. (2006). Tearing Down the Wall: An Examination of Editor-Publisher Involvement & Financial Conflicts of Interest.  Proceedings of Communication in the Millennium: A Dialogue between Communication Scholars (pp. 127-140).


Colistra, Rita F. (2006). Agenda Cutting: Theoretical Developments in the Agenda-Building and Agenda-Setting Processes. Proceedings of Communication in the Millennium: A Dialogue between Communication Scholars (pp. 24- 27).  Keynote Speech.