Academic journal article Journalism History

Editor's Endnote

Academic journal article Journalism History

Editor's Endnote

Article excerpt

We're bustin' our buttons more than a little here at Journalism History at the news that for the second year in a row an article we have been privileged to publish has won the coveted Covert Award for outstanding scholarship in the field of journalism history.

This year's award went to Ronald and Mary Zboray, a team of scholars based in the Department of History at Georgia State University, for their superb article on the political reading habits-particularly newspaper reading habits-of women in the antebellum era (see Journalism History 21:1 (Spring 1996). Theirs is a meticulous examination of women's diaries and correspondence and a thoughtful analysis of what those diaries reveal about women and their reading.

Last year's Covert Award winner was Richard Kaplan whose article on James E. Scripps and how he dealt with changes in the newspaper market was published in our Summer 1995 (21:2) issue.

These awards are further evidence that we mean it when we say we bring you the best scholarship in the field.

While we are bragging: although we were sorry to lose Richard Kielbowicz as the compiler of the dissertation portion of our Recent Scholarship section, we are delighted to have Stephen Ponder of the University of Oregon taking over that responsibility. Steve has done impressive scholarship about the Progressive Era, particularly the growth of the environmental movement of that period. …

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