Political Communications; New Media

  1. Founder and Editor-in-Chief, PATUAKH: Ktav et Le’politikah, Tikshoret, Ve’khevrah [PCS: Journal of Politics, Communications, and Society], published from 1992-2003.
  2. “Protest, Television, Newspapers, and the Public: Who Influences Whom?” Political Communication and Persuasion, vol. 6, #1 (Fall 1989), pp. 21-32. Reprinted in: Herzog, H. & Ben Rafael, E. (eds.) Language and Communications in Israel (New Brunswick, London: Transaction Publishers, 2001), pp. 519-534.
  3. “The Media Campaign: The Negative Effects of Positive Campaigning, ” Israel Affairs, 4, #1 (Fall 1997), pp. 167-186.
  4. “The Pendulum, the Slope and the Mediacracy: Yediot Akhronot Maariv – Past, Present, and Future” [Hebrew], Qesher 25 (May 1999), pp. 6-19.
  5. “LA BELL(E) EPOQUE? A Comparison of Party Platform and TV Propaganda Ideology in the 1999 Israeli Elections,” Israel Affairs, vol. 7, #2&3 (Winter/Spring 2001), pp. 245-268. (Co-authored with Atara Faran-Frankel)
  6. “Political Ill-Health Coverage: Professional-Ethical Questions Regarding News Reporting of Leaders’ Ailments,” Journal of Health Communication, 8, #1 (January-February 2003), pp. 59-77.
  7. “Whose News? Does Gender Determine the Editorial Product?” European Journal of Communication, vol. 18, #1 (March 2003), pp. 5-29. (Co-authored with Aliza Lavie)
  8. “The Natural Life Cycle of New Media Evolution: Inter-Media Struggle for Survival in the Internet Age,” new media & society (co-authored with Nava Cohen-Avigdor) (Dec. 2004, vol. 6, #6), pp.707-730. This article appeared earlier in Hebrew in PATUAKH: Journal of Politics, Communications & Society, vol. 5 (2003), pp. 64-113.
  9. “Worth an Agora? 2003 E-lection Party Sites and Public Discourse,” Israel Affairs, vol. 10, #4 (Summer 2004), pp. 242-262.
  10. “The Method is the Message: Explaining Inconsistent Research Findings in Gender & News Production Research,” Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, vol. 6, #1 (Feb. 2005), pp. 69-92. (Co-authored with Aliza Lavie)
  11. “The Media in the 2006 Israeli Elections: Who’s Manufacturing Consent? Framing the Spin-Doctors,” Israel Affairs, vol. 13, #2 (April 2007), pp. 418-442. (Co-authored with Dr. Atara Frenkel-Faran)
  12. “Information Processing of Advertising Among Young People: The Elaboration Likelihood Model as Applied to Youth,” Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 47, # 3 (Sept. 2007), pp. 326-340. (Co-authored with Dr. Tali Harari-Teeni & Dr. Shlomo Lampert)
  13. “The Importance of Product Involvement for Predicting Advertising Effectiveness among Young People,” International Journal of Advertising, vol. 28, #2 (May 2009), pp. 203-229 (with Dr. Tali Harari-Teeni & Dr. Shlomo Lampert).
  14. “Hard News, Soft News, General News: The Necessity and Utility of an Intermediate Classification,” Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, vol. 11, #1 (Jan.-Feb. 2010), pp. 37-56 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky).
  15. “Factors Underlying Organizations’ Successful Press Release Publication in Newspapers: Additional PR Elements for the Evolving ‘Press Agentry’ and ‘Public Information Models’,” International Journal of Strategic Communication, vol. 4, #4 (October 2010), pp. 244-266 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky).
  16. “Elite and Popular Newspaper Publication of Press Releases: Differential Success Factors?” Public Relations Journal, vol. 6, #1 (January 2012), pp. 1-25 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky): http://www.prsa.org/Intelligence/PRJournal/Documents/2012LehmanWilzigSeletzky.pdf.
  17. “Israel,” MASS MEDIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A Comprehensive Reference Guide, Y.R Kamalipour & H. Mowlana, eds. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), pp. 109-125. (Co-authored with Amit Schejter)
  18. “Israel’s 1992 Media Campaign: Towards the Americanization of Israeli Elections?” in Israel at the Polls, 1992, D.J. Elazar & S. Sandler, eds. (Lanham MD: Rowman Littlefield, 1995), pp. 251-280.
  19. “National vs. Global Public Discourse in the Era of Multi-Channelism: The Introduction of Commercial and Cable Television in Israel as an Empirical Test of Habermas’ Theory,” in Beyond Public Speech and Symbols: Explorations in the Rhetoric of Politicians and the Media, C. de Landtsheer & O. Feldman, eds. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000), pp. 100-119. (Co-authored with Mira Moshe)
  20. “An Exploratory Model of Media-Government Relations in International Crises: U.S. Involvement in Bosnia, 1992-1995,” in Media and Conflict: Framing Issues, Policy Making, Shaping Opinions, E. Gilboa, ed. (Ardsley, NY: Transnational, 2002), pp. 153-173. (Co-authored with Yaeli Bloch)
  21. “The Editorial Gap Between Ideal and Real: Do Television News Editors/Journalists Broadcast What They Believe Their Audience Wants?”, in Changing Media Markets in Europe and Abroad: New Ways of Handling Information and Entertainment Content, Angela Schorr and Stefan Seltmann, eds. (Lengerich/Berlin, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers, 2006), pp.127-147 (co-authored with Tiki Balas).
  22. “Under Fire: Framing Classic and ‘New Patriotism’ in Israel’s Elite and Popular Press during the El-Aqsa Intifada and the World Trade Center Terror Attacks,” in T. Pludowski, ed. Terrorism, Media and Society (Torun, Poland & Spokane, WA: Collegium Civitas Press & Marquette Press, 2006), pp. 177-196. (co-authored with Mira Moshe)
  23. “Media Functioning during a Violent International Crisis: Differences between Elite and Popular Press Coverage of American Policy in Bosnia (1992-1995),” in Media and Political Violence, H. Nossek, A. Sreberny, Sonwalker, eds. (NJ: Hampton Press, 2007), pp. 119-142.  (co-authored with Yaeli Bloch-Elkon).
  24. “The End of the Traditional Printed Newspaper: Factors of On-Line Journalism that Threaten Traditional, Printed Journalism” [Hebrew] in T. Schwartz-Altschuller, ed., com Journalism: Internet Newspapers in Israel (Jerusalem and Beersheva: Israel Democracy Institute and Burda Center, Ben-Gurion University, 2007), pp. 199-242.
  25. “RARE TO MEDIUM: A Full Taxonomy of Elements for Assessing How Well (Done) the Internet’s Unique Capabilities are Currently Exploited by e-Magazines,” in The Toronto School of Communication Theory: Interpretations, Extensions, Applications, Rita Watson & Menachem Blondheim, eds. (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press and Toronto University Press, 2008), pp. 272-304. (co-authored with Nava Cohen-Avigdor)

Academic Non-Refereed:

THE USEFUL GUIDE TO COMMUNICATIONS: A Handbook of Theory and Practice for Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations [Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Va’adim: 1994).


I got my feet wet by publishing Israel’s first Hebrew-language Textbook of media that included public relations and advertising, in addition to the print press, radio and TV.

Mil’khamitz [Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Kinneret Publishing, 1995). [Children’s storybook on business, advertising, marketing, etc.]

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