Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring

Book Reviews -- Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and the FBI by Kathryn S. Olmstead
Olmstead, Kathryn S. Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and the FBI. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. 255 pp. $15.95.Kathryn Olmstead's examination of primary collections at the Gerald...
Book Reviews -- Gods within the Machine: A History of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1923-1993 by Paul Alfred Pratte
Pratte, Paul Alfredi Gods Within th Machine: A History of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1923-1993. Westport, Conn,: Praeger, 1995. 248 pp. $55.This first independent history of one of the most elite groups in American journalism tells in...
Book Reviews -- Harry & Teddy: The Turbulent Friendship of Press Lord Henry R. Luce and His Favorite Reporter, Theodore H. White by Thomas Griffith / Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion by Joyce Hoffmann
Griffith, Thomas. Harry & Teddy: The Turbelant Friendship of Press Lord Henry R. Luce arzd His Favorite Reporter, Theodore H. White. New York: Random House, 1995. 340 pp. $24.Hoffmann, Joyce. Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion. Columbia:...
Book Reviews -- Invisible Men: Fatherhood in Victorian Periodicals, 1850-1910 by Claudia Nelson
Nelson, Claudia. Invisible Men: Fatherhood in Victorian Periodicals, 1850-1910. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. 332 pp. $45.This is an exploration of British society's struggle to define what it meant to be a father in Victorian England. But...
Book Reviews -- John Adams and the American Press: Politics & Journalism at the Birth of the Republic by Walt Brown
Brown, Walt. John Adams and the American Press: Politics & Journalism at The Birth of the Republic, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1995, 213 pp. $34.50."The history of our Revolution will be one continued Lye from one end to the other," John Adams lamented....
Book Reviews -- Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power, and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It by Thomas Maier
Maier, Thomas. Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power, and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Beh ind It. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 446 pp. $24.95.Nothing seems more hypocritical than a journalist who circumvents the truth....
Book Reviews -- on the Front Lines: Following America's Foreign Correspondents across the Twentieth Century by Michael Emery / War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents by Mark Pedelty
Emery, Michael. On the Front Lines: Following America's Foreign Correspondents Across the Twentieth Century. Washington, D.C.: American University Press, 1995. 346 pp. $24.95.Pedelty, Mark. War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents. New York:...
Book Reviews -- Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics by Michael Curtin
Curtin, Michael. Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995. 316 pp. $18.95.Joining the ever-increasing list of history books on post-war media, Michael Curtin's Redeeming...
Book Reviews -- Television: An International History Edited by Anthony Smith
Smith, Anthony, ed. Television: Am International History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. 419 pp. $49.95.What a terrific assembly of contributors to document an international story of television] Seventeen highly credentialed and diversified...
Book Reviews -- the Press, the Rosenbergs, and the Cold War by John Neville
Neville, John. The Press, the Rosenbergs, and The Cold War. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1995. 224 pp. $55.Have you ever longed to read an account of a significant event in American history written from a communication history perspective? An author who...
Brothers Keeper: The Reform Journalism of the New England Magazine
When the reformist minister the Rev. Edward Everett Hale died in 1909, his friend and colleague Edwin Doak Mead eulogized him in The New England Magazine, the publication the two men had once edited:He was Boston's greatest citizen. His life is explained...
Harold L. Nelson, 1917-1996
Harold L. Nelson, 1917-1996When Bud Nelson retired in 1981, I asked him if he planned to do more historical research and writing, now that he was freed from teaching and administration. "Not if my health holds," he said. For fifteen years his health...
Political News and Female Readership in Antebellum Boston and Its Region
In the midst of the Panic of 1837 Hannah Lowell Jackson revealed to her sister, Sarah Russell, her expanding interest in newspaper accounts of rapidly unfolding political events. President Martin Van Buren's executive order that post offices accept only...
The Radio Program Archive
The Radio Program Archive, University of Memphis, Learning Media CenterIn 1968 Dr. Marvin Bensman began collecting radio programs while teaching at the University of Vermont. He found that for the students of that era-those weaned on television, did...
"U.S. Broadcasting and Distribution"
"U.S. Broadcasting and Distribution," 30 minutes, produced and distributed by NATPE International, 1995.Many students are drawn to electronic media curriculums by the performance aspect or a desire to produce programs. Even so, understanding the electronic...

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