Schedule for JJCHC 2020 – Virtual Conference

March 14, 2020

(All times EDT)

Session 1: 9:00-10:20 a.m.

(Re)Centering Women in Journalism History

Moderator/Zoom Host: Teri Finneman

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“‘A True Newspaper Woman’: The Career of Sadie Kneller Miller”

Carolina Velloso, University of Maryland

“‘Libbers’ March’: Newspapers and the 50th Anniversary of American Women’s Suffrage”

Dana Dabek, Temple University

“Suffragists as Early PR Pioneers: The National American Woman Suffrage Association Press Bureau”

Arien Rozelle, St. John Fisher College

“Where are the women in Gay Talese’s ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’”

Sarah Bahr, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis


Innovating Journalistic Styles, Beats, and Practices

Moderator/Zoom Host: Brian Creech

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“‘Stars! They’re Just Like Us!’: Us Weekly and the Weaponization of Celebrity News”

Joanna Arcieri, Columbia University

“Breaking the Billboard Magazine Mold: The Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and Julio Iglesias Super Specials”

Madeline Liseblad, Middle Tennessee State University

Greg Pitts, Middle Tennessee State University

“The Innovation of Roone Arledge: How the ABC Sports and News Executive Used a Broad Pre-Digital Social Network to Help Create Modern Broadcasting”

Raymond McCaffrey, University of Arkansas

“Reporting the environment: A history of the environmental beat”

Suzannah Evans Comfort, Indiana University–Bloomington

Histories of Political Journalism and Public Affairs

Moderator/Zoom Host: Nick Gilewicz

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“Vicissitudes in the Wilderness: Lorenzo Dow and the Press in Early America”

Jason Guthrie, Clayton State University

“Rivington Revisited: A Second Look at James Rivington, American Revolution’s “Tory” Printer”

Autumn Lorimer Linford, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

“All the President’s Media: How the Nation Responded to New Communications Technology Adopted by US Presidents”

Ashley Walter, Pennsylvania State University

Karlin Andersen, Pennsylvania State University

“History of Political Journalism, Georgia’s Case in 1917-1918 and after 100 years”

Rusudan Vashakidze, University of Georgia


Session 2: 10:30-11:50

The Elliot King Top Research-in-Progress Presentations

Moderator/Zoom Host: Brian Creech

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“Life on Campus: Life Magazine’s “College Girl” as an Ordinary and Ideal Symbol of America in the 1930s”

Lindsay Hargrave, Temple University

Carolyn Kitch, Temple University

“‘Race Trouble’ vs. ‘Operation 35’: Opposing Frames of the 1960 Tallahassee, Florida, Sit-Ins as Crafted by Mainstream and Student Journalists”

Dante Mozie, University of South Carolina

“’Don’t Waste the Reader’s Time’: The Journalistic Innovations of Willard M. Kiplinger”

Rob Wells, University of Arkansas

“A Citizen of the World: Philippa Schuyler, the Manchester Union Leader and Putting a Spotlight on 1960 Belgian Congo”

Pamela Walck, Duquesne University

Emily Fitzgerald, Duquesne University

Histories of Propaganda, Censorship, and Stories Untold

Moderator/Zoom Host: Elisabeth Fondren 

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“News Services at Your Service – How the American press became a propaganda tool for an authoritarian regime during the cold war”

WeiPing Li, University of Maryland

“The Fine Art of Propaganda Literacy: The Institute for Propaganda Analysis’ (1937-1942) Challenges to Share Public Expertise and Defy the Manipulation of Thought”

Elisabeth Fondren, St. John’s University

“The President and His Loyal Journalists: Government-Press Relations Under the Woodrow Wilson Administration”

Meghan Menard McCune, Louisiana State University

John Maxwell Hamilton, Louisiana State University

“Baseball, ice cream, marijuana: The Other Side of the Vietnam War”

Yasmeen Ebada, Ohio University

Panel Presentation: “Inside the Upheaval of Journalism”

Moderator/Zoom Host: Teri Finneman

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Ted Gest, Former Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Dotty Brown, Former Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer

Marquita Pool-Eckert, Former Producer, CBS News

Tammy Tanaka, Former Reporter, Religion News Service


Lunch Break 12:00-12:50


Keynote: 1:00 p.m-2 p.m.


The Last Great Press Crisis: Newspapers’ Responses to the Challenges of the 1960s and 70s

Matthew Pressman, Seton Hall University

Zoom Host: Brian Creech

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Session 3: 2:10 – 3:30 p.m.

Sports, Media, and Cultural History

Moderator/Host: Teri Finneman 

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“‘Complaining,’ Campaigning,’ and everything in between: Media Coverage of Pay Equity in Women’s Tennis in 1973 and 2007”

Shannon Scovel, University of Maryland

“Sure to Open the Floodgates: Sportswriters Explain the 1971 Arbitration Ruling in Favor of the Angels’ Alex Johnson”

Ron Bishop, Drexel University

“Joan Whitney Payson: A Media-Savvy Trailblazer Among Female Sports Team Owners”

Nick Hirshon, William Paterson University

Race and Representation in Mid-20th Century American News

Moderator/Host: Brian Creech 

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“The Lilywhite Television Newsroom: Civil Rights on Screen and the Colour Line Behind the Scenes in 1960s America”

Sage Goodwin, University of Oxford

“Let the Verbs and Adjectives Flow: White Resistance and Mississippi’s Newspapers During the Ole Miss Integration Crisis”

Derek Catsam, University of Texas–Permian Basin

 “Framing an Acceptable Image: The Political Campaigns of Four of America’s First Black Mayors”

Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Louisiana State University

Shaniece Bickham, Louisiana State University

Jinx Broussard, Louisiana State University

William Worthy and the ‘Tehran Paperback’ Controversy”

Robin Sundaramoorthy, University of Maryland

Panel Presentation: “Curating Culture: How 20th Century Magazines Defined America”

Moderator/Host: Elisabeth Fondren

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Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Columbia College Chicago

Sheila Webb, Western Washington University

Kevin Lerner, Marist College

Gary Hicks, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



Closing Panel: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Bringing Corporate Communications History in Journalism History 

Zoom Host: Brian Creech 

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Moderating: Cayce Myers, Virginia Tech

Karen Miller Russell, University of Georgia–Athens

Shelley Spector, Founder and Director, Museum of Public Relations