Journalism History

Publication covering history and analysis of journalism.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter

30 Second Democracy
30 Second Democracy, a film by David Vainola. Released by First Run/Icarus, 1996. Films in VHS format 51:25 minutes. Color. It appears that the purpose of this film on video is to dissect the development of the thirty-second political advertising spot....
A History of Popular Women's Magazines in the United States, 1792-1995 / Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism
Zuckerman, Mary Ellen. A Hi-story of Popular Women's Magazines in the United States, 1792-1995. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998. 296 pp. $59.95. Farrell, Amy Erdman. Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism. Chapel...
Drawing Conclusions: Editorial Cartoonists Consider Hillary Rodham Clinton
Elaine K. Miller, Producer. Drawing Conclusions: Editorial Cartoonists Consider Hillary Rodham Clinton. First Run/Icarus FIms. New York: West Glen Communications, 1998. 25:30 minutes. Color. Elaine K. Miller has produced a very useful and creative video...
Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies
Good, Howard. Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998.189 pp. $35. Women have been a majority of journalism majors for two decades, but their prominence in schools has not translated into dominance in the...
Homemaking Programs: The Recipe for Reaching Women Listeners on the Midwest's Local Radio
Teeming with recipes, household hints and other information vital to women who managed rural households, homemaking shows represented broadcasting's initial effort to make radio appealing to female audiences. Shows with such titles as "Domestic Science"...
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 1998, 1-800-Play-PBS. 3:00 in three volumes. $39.98 per three-tape set. Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet is a useful and entertaining introduction to the history...
Presuming a Right to Deceive: Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, the CIA, and the News Media
The history of Radio Free Europe (RFE) and Radio Liberty (RL) is the stuff from which good spy stories are written. During the first two decades of their existence, the cloak-anddagger drama common in fiction was reality for the Radios. Poisonings, espionage,...
Texas Signs On: The Early Days of Radio and Television
Schroeder, Richard. Texas Signs On: The Early Days of Radio and Television. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. 288 pp. $29.95. There's a certain pride Texans have about being first, the highest, the oldest, the greatest, and so on....
The Decade That Shaped Television News: CBS in the 1950s / Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism: The Memoirs of Richard Salant
Mickelson, Sig. The Decade That Shaped Television News: CBS in the 1950s. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 1998. 264 pp. S39.95. Salant, Richard, and Susan Buzenberg and Bill Buzenberg, eds. Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism:...
The Father of Spin: Edward L Bernays & the Birth of Public Relations
Tye, Larry. The Father of Spin: Edward L Bernays & The Birth of Public Relations. New York: Crown Publishers, 1998. 265 pp. $27.50. The author uses Edward L. Bernays's life as a prism to view the development of public relations and its growing influence...
The Professionalization of Journalism: A Nineteenth-Century Beginning
Journalists in the mid-nineteenth century faced unique challenges. The war that pitted brother against brother raised partisan journalism to a fine art.1 Advertisements for snake oil almost singularly supported some newspapers while merchants' secret...
To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II
Brewer, Susan A. To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States During World War II Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1997. 269 pp. $39.95. In her study of British World War II propaganda in the United States, Susan Brewer portrays efforts...
War and the Media: A Random Searchlight / War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War
Hudson, Miles, and John Stanier. War and the Media: A Random Searchlight Washington Square: New York University Press, 1998.338 pp. $35. Nelson, Michael. War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse...
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