Journalism History

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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer

American Television on British Screens: A Story of Cultural Interaction
Rixon, Paul. American Television on British Screens: A Story of Cultural Interaction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 211 pp. $74.95.As America became more and more embroiled in the quagmire of Southeast Asia in the late 1960s, it began to attract...
Convergence, Issues, and Attitudes in the Fight over Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership
Since broadcasting began, conflict has existed about whether newspapers should own radio stations. Some believed that cross-ownership would decrease the variety of issues available to the public, and the confict increased in 2003 when the Federal Communications...
Free Speech: Jim Lehrer with Ben Bradlee
Free Speech: Jim Lehrer with Ben Bradlee. Films Media Group, 2006. 57-minute DVD. $29.95.Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of die Washington Post, sat down for an interview with Jim Lehrer of the influential "News Hour." As an icon of the newspaper...
Front-Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930
Lutes, Jean Marie. Front-Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2006. 199 pp. $45.This well researched account of the role of newspaperwomen in U.S. literary culture at the turn...
Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s
Gilbert, James. Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. 279 pp. $39.Like Tom Pendergast's Creating the Modern Man: American Magazines and Consumer Culture, 1900-1950, this book, by a University...
Playing the News
Playing the News. Documentary by Jigar Mehta and Jeff Plunkett. First Run/Icarus Films, 2006. 22-minute DVD. $225.In November 2004, when U.S. forces launched an attack on Fallujah, journalists from every news medium-including newspapers, magazines, radio,...
"Plowing Gold from the Wasteland": Media Portrayal of South Florida's Boom, 1920-25
During the five years of the South Florida land boom, cities grew rapidly and the population skyrocketed. This article examines the three themes used in the northern mainstream press and two Florida newspapers to portray the boom: a vision of paradise,...
Press Control during Auburn University's Desegregation
Desegregation at the universities of Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama in 1956 to 1963 was marked by both violence and considerable press attention, not only locally and regionally but nationally. Although forced to integrate in 1964, Auburn University's...
Sexual, Revolutionary: The First U.S. College Newspaper Sex Column, 1996-97
This article details the events, individuals, and issues connected with the start of "Sex on Tuesday," the first and longest-running college newspaper sex column nationwide, which was (and continues to be) published in The Daily Californian, the independent...
Shaping American Telecommunications: A History of Technology, Policy, and Economics
Sterling, Christopher, Phyllis Bernt, and Martin Weiss. Shaping American Telecommunications: A History of Technology, Policy, and Economics. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. 419 pp. $49.95.Shaping American Tekcommunications examines the technical,...
Something for the Boys: Framing Images of Women in Broadcasting Magazine in the 1950s
This article examines the portrayal of women in Broadcasting magazine, the premier trade publication of the broadcasting industry, during the 1950s. Using a random sample of forty issues that appeared during the decade, images of women were coded and...
Terror on the Air: Horror Radio in America, 1931-1952
Hand, Richard J. Terror on the Air: Horror Radio in America, 1931-1952. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006. 184 pp. $45.Horror is more than a mere genre like the western or science fiction, wrote critic and reviewer Douglas Winter. It is an emotion.In...
The African American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom
Washburn, Patrick S. The African American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2006. 258 pp. $24.95.Perhaps the two questions most often asked of scholars who study and write about the black press in the United...
The Yellow Journalism: The Press and America's Emergence as a World Power
Spencer, David R. The Yellow Journalism: The Press and America's Emergence as a World Power. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2007. 272 pp. $24.95.That William Randolph Hearst, in his yellow journalism days in New York, was a rank imitator...
Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest
Edy, Jill A. Troubled Pasts: News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006. 240 pp. $23.95.We know that history is a living thing, changing as new information becomes available and according to the political...
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