Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall

Access Denied: Freedom of Information in the Information Age
Davis, Charles N. and Sigman L. Splichal. Access Denied: Freedom of Information in the Information Age. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2000. 268 pp. $44.95. In a world increasingly defined by digit tized bits of information, published on the Internet...
Black Newspapers & America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920
Jordan, William G. Black Newspapers & America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 241 pp. $18.95. Last summer, I got an email from a law professor at a Southern university who was researching a book...
Chicago Newspaper Theater Critics of the Early Twentieth Century
In the early years of the twentieth century, when live theater dominated the entertainment world and print media led public discourse, each without competition from electonic forms, the daily newspaper theater critic mediated ideas and values quite differentyly...
"For Better, Higher and Nobler Things": Massey's Pioneering Employee Publication
Massey's Pioneering Employee Publication In 1885, a Toronto-based agricultural implements maker, the Massey Manufactunng Co., inaugurated the Trip Hammer, which is widely believed to be the first treu employee publication in North America. The magazine...
Inside the BBC and CNN: Managing Media Organisations
Kung-Shankleman, Lucy. Inside the BBC and CNN: Managing Media Organisations. London: Routledge, 2000. 245 pp. $20.99. Inside the BBC and CNN is a postmodern study of how culture affects strategy in the two organizations and how their respective cultures...
Margaret Mitchell, Reporter
Allen, Patrick, ed. Margaret Mitchell, Reporter. Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2000. 224 pp. $23.95. Like her famous heroine, Scarlett, author Margaret Mitchell defied convention. Turning her back on debutante balls and society highlife, she went looking...
May Craig: Journalist and Liberal Feminist
Washington political columnist May Craig was hardly known to readers outside of Maine, where her daily column was published for more than thirty years in a variety of state papers, including the Portland Press Herald. Yet this tiny women, who titillated...
New Is People: The Rise of Local TV News and the Fall of News from New York
Allen, Craig M. News is People: The Rise of Local TV News and the Fall of News from New York. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2001. 323 pp. $49.95. News is People: The Rise ofLocal TVNews and the Fall of News from New York is a must read for all who...
Saving the National Pastime's Image: Crisis Management during the 1919 Black Sox Scandal
This article examines a previously unstudied aspect of the 1919 Black Sox scandal: how Major League Baseball executives' desire to present the game as the national pastime, and the impact of the sportingpress in helping to shape this image, influenced...
Secrets of Victory: The Office of Censorship and the American Press and Radio in World War II
Sweeney, Michael. Secrets of Victory: The Office of Censorship and the American Press and Radio in World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 274 pp. $18.95. World War II has never been out of the minds of the public or scholars,...
Shaping Our Mother's World: American Women's Magazines
Walker, Nancy A. Shaping Our Mother's World: American Women's Magazines. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 2000. 257 pp. $18. Nancy A. Walker, an English professor at Vanderbilt University and the founding director of the Women's Studies program...
The British Periodical Press and the French Revolution, 1789-99
Andrews, Stuart. The British Periodical Press and the French Revolution, 1789-99. London: Palgrave, 2000. 280 pp. $65. In popular memory, the French Revolution was a revolution gone wrong. In an instant, it degenerated into the anarchy of Madame DeFarge,...
The Business of Journalism in Provincial France during World War I
This article examines the difficulties of managing large newspapers as commercial enterprises during a world war by looking at two large French dailies in the south of that country during World War I as well as archival materials in Paris. The author...
The Capacity to Judge: Public Opinion and Deliberative Democracy in Upper Canada, 1791-1854
McNairn, Jeffrey L. The Capacity to Judge: Public Opinion and Deliberative Democracy in Upper Canada, 1791-1854. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.460 pp. $75. Jeffrey McNairn begins this study of public opinion in Upper Canada with an excerpt...