Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer

American Journalists: Getting the Story
Ritchie, Donald A. American Journalists: Getting the Story. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997. 317 ti. $51.95. Donald A. Ritchie, whose Press Gallery. Congress and the Washington Correspondents (Harvard, 1991) was widely applauded, says he undertook...
American Photojournalism Comes of Age
Carlebach, Michael L. American Photojournalism Comes of Age. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. 217 pp. $29.95. This history of photojournalism focuses roughly on 1880 to 1936, beginning with the invention of the halftone and ending with...
A Race at Bay: New York Times Editorials on "The Indian Problem," 1860-1900
Hays, Robert G. A Race at Bay: New York Times Editorials on the Indian Problem, '1860-1900. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. 357 pp. $39.95. Between 1860 and 1900 editorial writers for the New York Times wrote more than 1,000 editorials...
Democracy on the Field: The Black Press Takes on White Baseball
More than a half-century has passed since Jackie Robinson went to spring training in 1946 to try out for the Montreal Royals, the top minor league team in the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization. Baseball was integrated that spring in Daytona Beach, Florida,...
From Headline Hunter to Superman: A Journalism Filmography
Ness, Richard R. From Headline Hunter to Superman: A Journalism Filmography. Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press, 1997. 789 pp. $89.50. The Front Page did not create the image of the reporter as a ginsoaked, foul-mouthed, man-on-themake with only occasional...
Kennedy, Cuba, and the Press
John F. Kennedy has been labeled the standard bearer for presidential television, but this depiction belies a transition era for American journalism where the print press still reigned supreme.1 In the nation's political development television was still...
Political Advertisements
Antonio Muntadas and Marshall Reese. Political Advertisements. Chicago: School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1982 (First Issue). 45 minutes. This collection of more than fifty political television advertisements covers a wide range of presidential...
Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities
Krajicek, David J. Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities. New York: Columbia University Press,1998. 230 pp. $24.95. Former crime reporter David Krajicek (now at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism)...
Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature
Robertson, Michael. Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. 254 pp. $16.50. The intersection between journalism and literature has always been interesting terrain-elusively indistinct,...
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism
Kerrane, Kevin and Ben Yagoda, eds. The Art of Fact A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism. New York: Scribner, 1997. 558 pp. $35. Those who know and appreciate writing that combines keen powers of observation, well-developed factgathering skills,...
The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News
The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News. Princeton, NJ.: FiIms for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997. Six volumes: average run time 48 minutes each. Volumes: I. History Through a Lens (Born Among Clowns): 1894-1919; II. Eyes of the World:...
Transforming the Women's Pages: Strategies That Worked
Like many elements of the American newspaper, women's sections were born in the late nineteenth century as one of the innovations propelled by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World. Numerous scholars have documented that Pulitzer created reading...
William Lindsay White, 1900-1973: In the Shadow of His Father
Jernigan, E. Jay. William Lindsay White, 19001973: In the Shadow of His Father. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. 346 pp. $29.95. In the past decade, innovative newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune have won praise for exploring alliances...
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