Journalism History

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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring

Book Reviews -- at the Hinge of History: A Reporter's Story by Joseph C. Harsch
Harsch, Joseph C. At the Hinge of History: A Reporter's Story. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1993. 267 pp. $29.95.Joseph C. Harsch, now nearly ninety, spent sixty years as a journalist with the Christian Science Monitor (for thirty of those...
Book Reviews -- Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida by Michael Carlbach and Eugene F. Provenzo Jr
Carlbach, Michael and Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1993. 144 pp. $34.90.Michael Carlebach's and Eugene Provenzo's readable analysis of Florida's economic and...
Book Reviews -- Grub Street Abroad: Aspects of the French Cosmopolitan Press from the Age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Grub Street Abroad: Aspects of the French Cosmopolitan Press from the Age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1992. 172 pp. $35This slim book, comprising Eisenstein's Lytell Lectures in bibliography...
Book Reviews -- Izzy-A Biography of I. F. Stone by Robert C. Cottrell
Cottrell, Robert C. Izzy-A Biography of I.F. Stone. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992. 388 pp. $14.95.Suggestion: When you read Izzy, think of it in the context of a social history of investigative reporting, not just the first book-length...
Book Reviews -- Joseph Alsop and American Foreign Policy by Leann Grabavoy Almquist
Almquist, Leann Grabavoy. Joseph Alsop and American Foreign Policy. Landham, MD: University Press of America, 1993. 226 pp. $46.50.Joseph Alsop was one of postwar America's most influential columnists, with perhaps only Walter Lippmann and James Reston...
Book Reviews -- Stereotypes of Latin American Images, and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1920-1933 by Sarah E. Sharbach
Sharbach, Sarah E. Stereotypes of Latin American Images, and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1920-1933. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993. 233 pp. $63.The history of U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America has been amply analyzed by U.S. academics, mostly by...
Book Reviews -- Telecommunications, Mass Media and Democracy: The Battle for Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935 by Robert W. McChesney
McChesney, Robert W. Telecommunications, Mass Media and Democracy: The Battle for Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. 393 pp. $45.The often bitter debate over the commercialization of radio in the late 1920s...
Book Reviews -- the History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923-1983 by W. H. McDowell
McDowell, W.H. The History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923-1983. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1992. 357 pp. $79.W.H. McDowell's intent when writing The History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923-1983 was to create an institutional...
Book Reviews -- the Journalist as Autobiographer by Howard Good
Good, Howard. The Journalist As Autobiographer. Metuchen, New Jersey, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993. 180 pp. $25.Perhaps more than any other class of writers, the journalist has seized the genre of autobiography as a way to make sense of a life history and...
Book Reviews -- the Public Prints: The Newspaper in Anglo-American Culture, 1665-1740 by Charles E. Clark
Clark, Charles E. The Public Prints: The Newspaper in Anglo-American Culture, 1665-1740. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 318 pp. $49.95.To the left of the nameplate of William Bradford's New York Gazette was a provincial coat of arms and to...
Book Reviews -- the Significance of the Media in American History Edited by James D. Startt and Wm. David Sloan
Startt, James D., and Wm. David Sloan, eds. The Significance of the Media in American History. Northport, AL: Vision Press, 1994. 382 pp. $24.95.Though many media studies set out to show the impact of the media on American society, the rest of the academy...
Book Reviews -- the Sun Shines for All: Journalism and Ideology in the Life of Charles Dana by Janet Steele
Steele, Janet. The Sun Shines for All: Journalism and Ideology in the Life of Charles Dana. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993. 212 pp. $29.95.One of the chief complaints about the conventional telling of journalism history is that it inappropriately...
Book Reviews -- We Fall and Rise: Russian-Language Newspapers in New York City, 1889-1914 by Robert A. Karlowich
Karlowich, Robert A. We Fall and Rise: Russian-Language Newspapers in New York City, 1889-1914. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991. 356 pp. $39.50.Few newspapers but the great ones maintain archives which can be plumbed for study of their institutional...
Book Reviews -- Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861-1876 by Kathleen Diffley
Diffley, Kathleen. Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861-1876. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1992. 236 pp. $30.One of the more interesting, yet underreported, ways in which journalism has contributed...
Developing an Indecency Standard: The Federal Communications Commission and the Regulation of Offensive Speech, 1927-1964
In 1975, the Federal Communications Commission defined indecency as language that describes, in terms patently offensive by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities at times when there is a risk...
Electronic Media Reviews -- "The Edward R. Murrow Collection" (Five Volumes)
"The Edward R. Murrow Collection." Terre Haute, IN: Columbia House Video, 1993. Running time 4:15. Available in five volumes/tapes. $29.95 per volume. All five available as a set, $99.It is becoming more difficult to conceive of the study of journalism...
Electronic Media Reviews -- "The Nixon Interviews with David Frost" (Volumes I-V)
"The Nixon Interviews With David Frost." Hollywood: MCA/Universal Home Video, 1977, 1993. 6:10 in five volumes (VHS). $19.98/volume. Volumes: I Watergate; II. The World; III. War at Home an Abroad; IV. The Final Days; V. The Missing 18 1/2 Minutes.Only...
"Here Are the Materials: Where Are the Scholars?" Finding Those Classic Programs for Classroom and Research
"Here are the Materials: Where are the Scholars?" Finding Those Classic Programs for Classroom and Research."Here are the materials: Where are the scholars?" That was a question posed by Professor Milo Ryan more than two decades ago in the Journal of...
Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson: Case Study of One of "Murrow's Boys"
Evaluating the careers of women in mass communication poses unusual difficulties, particularly if these careers are truncated by marriage or span a variety of areas linked to family circumstances. Men's careers tend to be straightforward. The men whose...
"Those Miserable Little Hounds": World War I Postal Censorship of the Irish World
On January 18, 1918, as war raged in Europe, the Irish World and American Industrial Liberator received word that its New York and Chicago editions for that week had been withheld from the mails. In a terse written statement to publisher Robert Ford,...
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