Journalism History

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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Autumn

Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content / the Press of the Young Republic, 1783-1833
Copeland, David A. Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1997. 392 pp. $49.50. Humphrey, Carol Sue. The Press of the Young Republic, 17831833. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1976. 200 pp. $59.95....
Fighting for the Farmers: The Pacific Northwest's Nonpartisan League Newspapers
Getting the goat of the farmers' organization has been one of the main objects of politicians, profiteers and big business lobbyists for three years, but the tables have been turned and instead of their getting the goat, the goat is getting them. Plunging...
Guerrilla Journalist: I.F. Stone and Tonkin
I. F. Stone took a keen interest in the discussion among United Nations correspondents at lunch August 7, 1964. The United States had just completed the first unilateral American attack on Communist forces in history in retaliation for what it believed...
Inventing Medill: A History of the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1921-1996
Snyder, Alice. Inventing Medill: A History of the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1921-1996. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University, 1996. 267 pp. $19.95. When Chicago Tribune reporter Eddie Doherty proposed a journalism program...
Mightier Than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History
Streitmatter, Rodger. Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1997. 287 pp. $25. For centuries, great writers have pointed out the importance and power of the Fourth Estate, but nowhere...
Personal History
Graham, Katharine. Personal History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 625 pp. $29.95. Katharine Graham's autobiography, Personal History, could not be more aptly titled. It is one woman's journey, chronicling her family, her friends, and her career through...
Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History
Engelman, Ralph. Public Radio and Television in America: A Poll History. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 1996. 342 pp. $24.95. Public Radio and Television in America is an interpretive work and a critical history that ponders the mainstreaming of organizations...
Standing before the Shouting Mob-Lenoir Chambers and Virginia's Massive Resistance to Public-School Integration
Leidholdt, Alexander S. Standing Before the Shouting Mob-Lenoir Chambers and Virginia's Massive Resistance to Public-School Integration. University: University of Alabama Press, 1997. 208 pp. $29.95. Standing Before the Shouting Mob by Alexander S. Leidholdt...
"The Desire for the Sensational": Coxey's Army and the Argus-Eyed Demons of Hell
Coxey's Army and the Argus-eyed Demons of Hell When Chicago Record reporter Ray Stannard Baker arrived at a farmhouse outside Massillon, Ohio, in March 1894, he thought the bizarre-looking man who greeted him was "too good to be true."' Carl Browne,...
The Killing Screens
The Killing Screens. New York: Media Education Foundation, 1994. 0:40. The producers framed these questions: Why do we have so much violence in the media? Do the media help make a more violent society or just reflect it? What can parents and teachers...
The Masses Magazine (1911-1917): Odyssey of an Era
Maik, Thomas A. The Masses Magazine (1911-1917): Odyssey of an Era. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. 254 pp. $68. Although there has been considerable scholarly attention paid to The Masses magazine, Thomas A. Maik's book, The Masses Magazine (1911-1917):...
Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work: A Memoir by H.L. Mencken
Hobson, Fred, Vincent Fitzpatrick, and Bradford Jacobs. Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work: A Memoir by H.L. Mencken. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. 390 pp. $16.95. As the fiftieth anniversary of H.L. Mencken's final column in...
Thirty-Second Democracy
Thirty-Second Democracy. New York: First Run Films 1997. 0:48. In Thirty-Second Democracy, veteran producer David Vainola enters the domain of the political media with a documentary probably of little use to those who specialize in that area. Vainola's...
"We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers
Ruff, Allen. "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. 312 pp. $19.95. The radical press that flourished in the United States during the first two decades of this century...
Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook
Signorielli, Nancy (ed.). Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press,1996. SOl pp. $79.50. Biographical sketches of fortyeight women comprise the main body, and an appendix contains shorter sketches of an additional...
Worlds out of Time
Words Out of Time. New York Icarus Films, 1995. 0:48. Technology is driving a global lifestyle that is immediate, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. That is, if one is part of the mobile elite. Unfortunately, much of the world's population has advanced...

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