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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Autumn

America: Black or White
"America: Black or White." New York: ABC Films, 1996, 1:00. Hosted by Ted Koppel and reported by Michele McQueen, this special edition of ABC's "Nightline" program attempts to analyze the progression of local news coverage of violence, particularly in...
Bombastic Yet Insightful: Georgia's Civil War Soldier Correspondents
Writing from Vicksburg, Mississippi, in early 1863, "Amnon," a correspondent with the Augusta Chronicle & Sentinel, declared that the North's siege of the city was doomed to fail. The Union Army was being "decimated" by death and desertions, he boasted,...
Culture of Secrecy: The Government versus the People's Right to Know
Theoharis, Athan G., ed. A Culture of Secrecy: The Government Versus the People's Right to Know. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. 245 pp. $29.95. This collection of essays examines the disturbing and surprisingly routine methods used by federal...
Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting
Tracey, Michael. Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 295 pp. $29.95. Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting, in author Michael Tracey's words, attempts to answer three questions: "What is...
Historical Dictionary of American Radio
Godfrey, Donald G. and Frederic A. Leigh. Historical Dictionary of American Radio. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press,1998. 485 pp. $89.50. From acid rock to the audion, simulcasting to Howard Stern, and Wolfman Jack to the zoo format, Historical Dictionary...
James Carey: A Critical Reader
Munson, Eve Stryker, and Catherine Warren, eds. Ja-es Carey: A Critical Reader. Minneapolis: University of Minnessota Press, 1997. 355 pp. $19.95. If the primary question is the usefulness of this book for historians of mass communication, it scores...
"Join, or Die": America's Press during the French and Indian War
America's Press during the French and Indian War The news reaching the Pensylvania Gazette had for months been troublesome to Benjamin Franklin. Indian raids upon colonial settlements in the back country had claimed the lives of numerous people. The...
Letters to the Editor: Two Hundred Years in the Life of an American Town
Stropnicky, Gerard, Tom Byrn, James Goode, and Jerry Matheny, eds. Levers to the Editor: Two Hundred Years in the Life of an American Town. New York City: Touchstone, 1998. 263 pp. $14. For a book without a main character or plot, Letters to the Editor:...
Lifeline: The History of International Radio
"Lifeline: The History of International Radio." New York: Films for the Humanities and Sences, 1997, 0:50. A production of Netherlands Television, this video documents the seventy-year history of international shortwave radio. As Sam Younger, managing...
Personalities and Products: A Historical Perspective on American Advertising
Applegate, Edd. Personalites and Products: A Historical Perspective on American Advertising. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press,1998. 192 pp. $57.95. The preface of Edd Applegate's work begins, "This book is about certain individuals who, in some instances,...
Public Television: Politics & the Battle over Documentary Film
Bullert, B.J. Public Television: Politics & the Battle Over Documentary Film. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press,1997. 242 pages. $20. B.J. Bullert, who teaches at American University, has written an interesting and thought-provoking book...
Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West
Dary, David. Red Blood and Black Ink. Joural in the Old West. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 345 pp. $30. David Dary, head of the journalism school at the University of Oklahoma and a fourth-generation journalist, offers an entertaining, engaging,...
Robert Worth Bingham and the Southern Mystique
Ellis, William E. Robert Worth Bingham and the Southern Mystique. Kent, Ohio: Kent University Press, 1997. 258 pp. $34. Did Louisville lawyer Robert Worth Bingham facilitate the death of his millionaire second wife so that he could inherit a substantial...
"Seeing Red": Federal Campaigns against Black Militancy, 1919-1925
Kornweibel, Theodore, Jr. `Seeing Red ^ Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 19191925. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. 225 pp. $29.95. In 1972, A. Philip Randolph recalled the Red Scare era immediately after World War I, when he was...
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press
"Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Pre. Hohokus, NJ: New Day Films, 1996, 1:51. Anyone interested in journalism or general media studies must see this film. George Seldes spent more than eighty years exposing corr tion at all levels,...
The Popular Art of American Magazine Illustration: 1885-1917
Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Howard Pyle, Joseph Pennell, and Charles Dana Gibson were among the featured artists in seventeen illustrations reprinted in Century magazine illustrations were figure 1). The illustrations were selected from "the wealth...
William Randolph Hearst: The Early Years, 1863-1910
Theoharis, Athan G., ed. A Culture of Secrecy: The Government Versus the People's Right to Know. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. 245 pp. $29.95. This collection of essays examines the disturbing and surprisingly routine methods used by federal...
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