Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall

American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices
Sloan, W. David, and Lisa Mullikin Parcell, eds. American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2002. 384 pp. $39.95. Some things are better than the sum of their parts. American Journalism, a collection...
Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers
Nord, David Paul. Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. 293 pp. $29.95. In twelve beautifully written essays, all previously published, David Paul Nord examines journalism...
Frontier Feminism and the Woman's Tribune: The Journalism of Clara Bewick Colby
Clara Bewick Colby established the Woman's Tribune in Beatrice, Nebraska, in 1883. The suffragist newspaper survived twenty-six years and would later include Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon, as place of publication. This study is an analysis of...
Hand-Held Visions: The Impossibilities of Community Media
Halleck, DeeDee. Hand-Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media. New York: Fordham University Press, 2002. 432 pp. $25. In Hand-Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media, DeeDee Halleck advocates for a simple mission-putting...
"I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!" A Colorful History of Tabloids and Their Cultural Impact
Sloan, Bill. "I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!" A Colorful History of Tabloids and Their Cultural Impact. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2001. 251 pp. $25. If he learned nothing else during his years in tabloid newspapering, Bill Sloan learned the...
Muckraking! the Journalism That Changed America
Serrin, Judith, and William Serrin. Muckraking! The Journalism That Changed America. New York: New Press, 2002. 392 pp. $25. Those who have the smallest drop of printer's ink flowing through their veins will find refreshment in the Serrins' passionately...
Seeing Red: The FBI and Edgar Snow
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's study of the politics of Edgar Snow, author of Red Star Over China, was marked by inaccuracies and by incomplete analysis. The bureau's reports on him, when compared to his writings, demonstrate that the government...
The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays
Vogel, Todd, ed. The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays. New Brunswick, NJ.: Rutgers University Press, 2001. 257 pp. $22. The Black Press: New Literary and Historical Essays is a collection of thirteen essays that span nearly 175 years of...
The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty, 1640-1800
Martin, Robert W. T. The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty, 1640-1800. New York: New York University Press, 2001. 239 pp. $40. The Freeand Open Press sets forth Robert W.T. Martin's theory that a "free press" and...
The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media
Kitch, Carolyn. The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. 252 pp. $18.95. In The Girl an the Magazine Cover, Carolyn Kitch surveys turn-of-the-twentieth-century...
The Kid in Upper 4: How Nelson Metcalf, Jr., Sold Support of the Soldier Next Door to a Disgruntled Public during World War II
"the Kid in Upper 4", an advertisement created for the New Haven Railroad during the early part of World War II by copywriter Nelson C. Metcalf, Jr., has been called "the most famous single advertisement of the war and one of the most effective of all...
The (Nearly) Naked Truth: Gender, Race, and Nudity in Life, 1937
Henry Luce's Life magazine had an early brush with controversy in 1937 with the publication of a voyeuristic feature titled "How to Undress." This paper undertakes a qualitative analysis of this and other instances of nudity in the first year of Life...
"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic
Pasley, Jeffrey L. "The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. 517 pp. $37.50. "The tyranny of printers" refers to the influence of newspapers in the early republic...
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