Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer

About to Die: How News Images Move the Public
Zelizer, Barbie. About to Die: How News Images Move the Public. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 432 pp. $24.95.Images of the dead and dying are the academic specialty of Barbie Zelizer, a well known University of Pennsylvania visual scholar....
A History of the Media Industry's Self-Regulation of Comparative Advertising
The unique problems for the media industry posed by the increasingly widespread use of comparative advertising throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first have not been examined prior to the research in this article. Sources consisted...
Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady
Beasley, Maurine H. Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010. 304 pp. $29.95.Both Eleanor Roosevelt and Maurine Beasley have left their mark: Mrs. Roosevelt on the role of a president's wife and Beasley...
Fighting for the Forty-Ninth Star: C. W. Snedden and the Crusade for Alaska Statehood
Cole, Terrence. Fighting for the Forty-Ninth Star: C. W. Snedden and the Crusade for Alaska Statehood. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Foundation, 2010. 502 pp. $30.This book's narrative and interpretive scope is considerably broader than its title suggests....
Front Page Economics
Suttles, Gerald D. Front Page Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 272 pp. $37.50.In Front Page Economics, Gerard D. Suttles deftly desci ibed the dtamatic shift in naitative that journalists used to report on the stock market collapses...
Generation's End: A Personal Memoir of American Power after 9/11
Malcomson, Scott L. Generation's End: A Personal Memoir of American Power After 9/11. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2010. 264 pp. $27.50.While Scott Malcomson offers an engaging memoir of his experience at the New York Times and in New York after...
John H. McCray, Accommodationism, and the Framing of the Civil Rights Struggle in South Carolina, 1940-48
John H. McCray was a political activist who served as editor of South Carolina's leading black newspaper in 1940-54. After years of dormancy, the civil rights movement sprang to life in the state in the 1940s. This study analyzed the available editions...
Life Is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing
Holstrom, Darwin and Melinda Keefe, eds. Life Is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing. Minneapolis: Motorboots, 2010. 288 pp. $25.It could easily be argued that the 2010 release of Life Is a Highway, which is an eclectic collection of automotive...
Murder in Mississippi
The Unsolved Case of Agence French-Presses Paul GuihardAgence French-Presse reporter Paul Guihard is the only journalist known to have been killed during the civil rights era. He was shot in the back from about one foot away on September 30, 1962, on...
"Plain and Certain Facts"
Four Episodes of Public Affairs ReportingWas there serious, systematic news reporting in eighteenth-century America? Not in newspapers. Journalism historians have often noted that colonial papers carried a lot of local news, but reporting was haphazard....
Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America
Knudson, Jerry W. Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America. Lanhain, Md.: University Press of America, 2010. 139 pp. $49.95.Roots of Revolution has seven chapters divided among North, Central, and South America beginning in 1910...
Should She, or Shouldn't She, Pursue a Career in Journalism?
True Womanhood and the Debate about Women in the Newsroom, 1887-1930This qualitative study uses textual analysis and the lens of true womanhood to analyze twenty-eight articles by or about female journalists that appeared in U.S. magazines from 1887...
The Information Front: The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War
Balzer, Timothy. The Information Front: The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010. 272 pp. $35.95.Timothy Balzer's book, Ihe Information Front, provides historians with Canada's...
The Opinions of Mankind: Racial Issues, Press, and Propaganda in the Cold War
Lentz, Richard, and Karla K. Gower. The Opinions of Mankind: Racial Issues, Press, and Propaganda in the Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010. 349 pp. $39.95By the end of World War II, America may have been basking in the glories of...