Journalism History

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Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter

Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa
Horwitz, Robert B. Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 409 pp. $59.95. On September 15, 1990, freelance photographer Gregory Marinovich took horrific photographs of African National Congress...
Divided Minds: Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movements
Polsgrove, Carol. Divided Minds: Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movement. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001. 296 pp. $26.95. Carol Polsgrove tells a compelling story of how several dozen intellectuals responded in the 1950s and 1960s to African-American...
Eugene Field and His Age
Saum, Lewis O. Eugene Field and His Age. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. 324 pp. $50. Eugene Field, a prolific poet, wit, and newspaper commentator in the late nineteenth century, deserves more than to be remembered only for his children's...
Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest
Benjamin, Louise M. Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. 308 pp. $39.95. Louise Benjamin of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia has written a...
Odyssey in Prime Time
Shayon, Robert Lewis. Odyssey in Prime Time. Philadelphia: Waymark Press, 2001. 339 pp. $14.95. Odyssey in Prime Time takes readers on a lightly traveled road in broadcast history, back to a time when radio documentaries were ambitious, complicated,...
Ohio Newspapers and the "Whispering Campaign" of the 1920 Presidential Election
The 1920 campaign for president was a relatively quiet affair until a rumor about one of the candidates began to appear in print. Circulars produced by a college professor claimed Sen. Warren G. Harding, the Republican nominee, had black ancestors, a...
On the Vanguard of the First Drug Scare: Newspapers and Gin in London, 1736-1751
This article examines how newspapers portrayed cheap distilled spirits, known as gin, and the people who drank it in eighteenth-- century London. It shows that coverage did not coincide with movements in consumption; rather, coverage peaked with the...
Protest & Popular Culture: Women in the U.S. Labor Movement, 1894-1917
Triece, Mary E. Protest & Popular Culture: Women in the U.S. Labor Movement, 1894-1917. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2001. 304 pp. $30. Protest & Popular Culture is a theoretically informed cultural analysis that explores the relationship...
Rape and Race in Colonial Newspapers, 1728-1776
This article uses scores of colonial newspaper reports of rape to examine the creation and perpetuation of racial ideologies in the early American press. Contrary to the historiagraphic emphasis on the nineteenth-century "myth of the black rapist," this...
"Saucepan Journalism" in an Age of Indifference: Moody, Beecher, and Brooklyn's Gilded Press
This article analyzes how the popular press in Gilded Age America helped to create a celebrity culture in religious reporting designed to stimulate circulation at a time fo economic panie. Coverage of the era's two leading evangelists, Henry Ward Beecher...
Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism
Schorr, Daniel. Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism. New York: Pocket Books, 2001. 354 pp. $26.95. John Kenneth Galbraith said of Daniel Schorr's Clearing the Air (1977), "It is exactly what you would expect: it is dear, interesting, carefully documented,...
The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia
Beasley, Maurine H., Holly C. Shulman, and Henry R. Beasley, eds. The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. 656 pp. $65. Eleanor Roosevelt's complex life as a First Lady, humanitarian, diplomat, and activist personifies...
The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Comfront the Movement
Davies, David R., ed. The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. 301 pp. $30. Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s played a useful role for the vicarious working out of America's unfinished...
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