Academic journal article Journalism History

Editor's Note on Submissions of Books and Manuscripts for Review

Academic journal article Journalism History

Editor's Note on Submissions of Books and Manuscripts for Review

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Journalism History will welcome a new book review editor starting with the October 2015 edition.

Melita Garza, an assistant professor at Texas Christian University, will take over the book review editors duties from Katherine A. Bradshaw of Bowling Green State University, who has admirably held the post since summer 2010. Starting August 1, 2015, authors, editors, and publishers who have books they wish to be reviewed should contact Dr. Garzaatjhistoryreviews@gmail.com. Dr. Garzas address is: Melita M. Garza, PhD, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298060, Fort Worth, Texas 76129. Her office phone number is (312) 375-3163.

Journalism History reviews new books that have a significant impact on our understanding of mass media history. This includes not only journalism history but also the history of public relations and advertising, as well as the variety of mass communication media ranging from the printing press to the Internet. Significant new releases in nonprint media, such as DVDs, also are welcomed.

It may be a misconception that Journalism History focuses only on the history of American journalism. In fact, the journal accepts submissions that examine media history throughout the world. This includes not only books, but also manuscripts intended for publication. In the last two years, the journal has published articles dealing with media history in Australia, France, the Soviet Union, Israel, Canada, Mexico, and China.

New scholarship is emerging that is causing a reassessment and reappreciation of journalisms origins and scope. The only parameters for such scholarship's consideration for publication in Journalism History are: Is it new? …

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