Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3-4, Autumn

A Gold Mine in Georgia: The Peabody Collection
A Gold Mine in Georgia: The Peabody Collection. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.The Peabody Collection at the University of Georgia preserves and protects one of oldest collections of broadcast and cable programming in the United States, one which...
Book Reviews -- Heretics & Hellraisers: Women Contributors to the Masses, 1911-1917 by Margaret C. Jones
Jones, Margaret C. Heretics & Hellraisers: Women Contributors to The Masses, 1911-1917. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993, 224 pp. $12.95.When University of London humanities professor Margaret C. Jones first encountered The Masses, that irreverent,...
Book Reviews -- Interactive Oral History Interviewing Edited by Eva M. McMahan and Kim Lacy Rogers
McMahan, Eva M. and Kim Lacy Rogers, eds. Interactive Oral History Interviewing. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994. 172 pp. $39.95.The interview, for all of its limitations, is an accepted research technique in many disciplines. Once...
Book Reviews -- the Ad Men and Women: A Biographical Dictionary of Advertising Edited by Edd Applegate
Applegate, Edd, ed. The Ad Men and Women: A Biographical Dictionary of Advertising. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. 401 pp. $75.This reference volume is a collection of fifty-four short, biographical sketches of "some of the great creative minds...
Book Reviews -- the Censored War: American Visual Experience during World War Two by George Roeder Jr / Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II by Frederick S. Voss
Roeder, George, Jr. The Censored War: American Visual Experience During World War Two. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1993. 189 pp. $30.Voss, Frederick S. Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II. Washington: Smithsonian...
Book Reviews -- the Political Performers: CBS Broadcasts in the Public Interest by Michael D. Murray
Murray, Michael D. The Political Performers: CBS Broadcasts in the Public Interest. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 1994. 272 pp. $55,Since the days of Edward R. Murrow, CBS has been a leader in the field of broadcast news. Michael Murray, a former...
Book Reviews -- Truth in Publishing: Federal Regulation of the Press's Business Practices, 1880-1912 by Linda Lawson
Lawson, Linda. Truth in Publishing: Federal Regulation of the Press's Business Practices, 1880-1912. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993. 229 pp. $29.95.The period from 1880 to 1920 was one of rapid growth in the American newspaper business....
Book Reviews -- Voices from the Underground: Vol. 1, Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press Edited by Ken Wachsberger / Voices from the Underground: Vol. 2 Edited by Ken Wachsberger
Wachsberger, Ken, ed. Voices from the Underground: vol. 1, Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press; vol. 2, A Directory of Resources and Sources of the Vietnam Era Underground Press. Tempe, Ariz: Mica Press, 1993. 640 pp. and 144 pp. 74.50.From...
Electronic Media Reviews -- Television and the Presidency (Three-Part Series) Produced by Sander Vanocur
"Television and the Presidency." Videotape presentation available from The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.Television journalist Sander Vanocur has produced a three-part series that addresses the relationship between television...
Electronic Media Reviews -- the Quiz Show Scandal Produced by Julian Krainin and Michael R. Lawrence and Introduced by David McCullough
"The Quiz Show Scandal." Videocassette. Produced by Julian Krainin and Michael R. Lawrence. Program 409U of The American Experience. Alexandria: PBS Video, 1992. 0:57:35. 69.95.Among the scandals that plagued broadcasting during the 1950s, one of the...
Journalistic Impartiality on the Eve of Revolution: The Boston Evening Post, 1770-1775
The period from 1770 to 1775 in Boston was a time of tremendous social and political upheaval. Tensions between the American colonies and Great Britain were growing, dramatically thrust forward by the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, and building intermittently...
MaryAnn Yodelis Smith, 1935-1994
Her spirit was empowering. But words cannot convey the extent of MaryAnn Yodelis Smith's influence, how widely respected she was, or how deeply she touched the lives of those who knew her. While battling cancer for eight years, her continued dedication...
Race, Money, Politics and the Antebellum Black Press
When John Russworm and Samuel Cornish launched the first African American newspaper, Freedom's Journal, in 1827, there seemed to be a vast and untapped audience hungering for news by and about the black community. In the first issue they optimistically...
Sidney Kobre
Sidney Kobre, a pioneer in the sociological approach to journalism history, died of cancer January 5 at his home in Pikesville, Maryland. He was 87.The author of sixteen books -- he Development of American Journalism is perhaps the best known -- Dr....
The Black Press in the "Nadir" of African Americans
On January 31, 1865, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, a measure to abolish slavery. The next day, the New York Times declared America "is hereafter to be, what it has never been hitherto, thoroughly democratic--resting on...
The Press and Tails of Darwin: Victorian Satire of Evolution
Thomas Huxley campaigned relentlessly for Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. In 1861, anticipating one of the many lectures he gave to working-class audiences, he quipped, "By next Friday evening they will all be convinced that they are monkeys."(1)...
Tom Paine's Plan for Revolutionizing America: Diplomacy, Politics, and the Evolution of a Newspaper Rumor
What man, whose heart had not received its last degree in the schools of infamy, could be wicked enough to devise a scheme like this?" challenged the Boston Federalist newspaper, J. Russell's Gazette, in 1799. What followed was an outline of a plan for...