Updated Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference 2012 program draft released

The program from the 2012 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference is nearly finalized. We’re expecting over 100 participants this year, including our panelists, book presenters, and our keynote speaker Blanche Wiesen Cook, who will be speaking on the importance of freedom of information.

The Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference

Draft Program: March 10, 2012

Sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association

and the AEJMC History Division

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

 Follow hashtag #JJCHC on Twitter throughout the day. Tweets will be shown on the screen in the John Jay Conference Center.

Conference Coordinators:

Kevin Lerner (program planner), Marist College, Kevin.Lerner@Marist.edu

Lisa Burns (logistics & technology), Quinnipiac University, Lisa.Burns@Quinnipiac.edu

8:30 – 8:50 am Registration and continental breakfast: Conference Center.

Fee: $50, cash or checks only. Make checks payable to Loyola University (with Journalism Conference in memo)

8:50 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks

Kevin Lerner (Marist College) & Lisa Burns (Quinnipiac University)

9:05 – 10:10 am Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables—One floor above registration

Room 01.124 Historicizing Freedom of the Press: Exploring Narratives of the ‘Fourth Estate’

Moderator: John Steel (University of Sheffield)

  • Panelists: Jesse Hearns–Branaman (University of Leeds)
  • Elliot King (Loyola University, Maryland)
  • John Nerone (University of Illinois)
  • Jameel Yusha’u (University of Northumbria)

Room 01.125 Presidents, Places and Press

Moderator: Ann Thorne (Missouri Western State University)

  • A Tale of Two Presidents and One City, Joe Marren (SUNY College at Buffalo)
  • The Men Who Came to Dinner: How William Allen White Orchestrated Herbert Hoover’s Introduction to the Men of the Kansas Press, Sally Renaud (Eastern Illinois University)
  • Bill Clinton on Arsenio Hall: A Musical Performance that Ushered in a New Dynamic Between Politicians and the Press, Richard Lee (St. Bonaventure University) and Anne Lee (St. Bonaventure University)
  • Reclaiming a Fallen Empire: Myth and Memory in the Battle over Detroit’s Ruins, Kavita I. Nayar (Temple University)

Room 01.129 European Perspectives and U.S. Foreign Correspondents

Moderator: Harvey Strum (Sage College of Albany)

  • Covering the Cold War: From 1959 Havana to 1991 Moscow, U.S. Foreign Correspondents Engage the World, Giovanna Dell’Orto (University of Minnesota–Twin Cities)
  • Vladimir Lenin and the Intellectual History of Media and Politics, Janis Chakars, (Indiana University–Bloomington)
  • Topolino Giornalista: A Crusading Journalist in Mussolini’s Italy?, Eric B. Easton (University of Baltimore)
  • In Democracy as in Dictatorship: Government Pressures on the Spanish Private News Agency Europa Press, Carlos Barrera (Universidad de Navarra) and José Apezarena (Universidad de Navarra)

10:15 – 11:20 am Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables

Room 01.124 Historiography, Research Tools and Issues of Journalistic Representation

Moderator: Jane Chapman (University of Lincoln)

  • Consuming Online Historical Journalism Resources, Michelle Harper (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor)
  • What Popular Culture Teaches Us About Journalism History, Matthew C. Ehrlich (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
  • The Self-Fashioning of Youth: Journalism’s Crisis of Representation, Jeanette McVicker (SUNY at Fredonia)
  • A Brief History of the History of Objectivity, Mark Brewin (University of Tulsa)

Room 01.125 Editors, Publishers and Values

Moderator: Nancy Roberts (SUNY Albany)

  •  In America, but not of it: Newspaper Coverage of the First Catholic Church in New York, 1780–1790, Brian Carroll (Berry College)
  • Julius Chambers and the Case of the “Faking” Journalist, Andie Tucher (Columbia University)
  • Disrupting the News: How Harvard Business School and Distance Learning Influenced Participatory Journalism, Dale Cressman (Brigham Young University)
  • The Reiman Publications—Expressions of Core Values in the Media: A Historical and Cultural Analysis of a Unique Magazine Model, Sheila Webb (Western Washington University)

Room 01.129 Advertising and Consumption in Post–WWII American Print

Moderator: Andrew Salvati (Rutgers University)

  • From Mad Men to Mad Men: Development of Semiotic-Based Advertising, Frank Bridges (Rutgers University)
  • Filling in the Gap: Scrapbooks as Gendered Consumption in the “Golden Age,” Katie McCollough (Rutgers University)
  •  Risk as Stylized Propaganda in Cold War America, Aaron Trammell (Rutgers University)
  • The Computer Society Moves In: An Analysis of Time Magazine’s Coverage of the PC, 1978 & 1983, Jonathan Bullinger (Rutgers University)

11:25 – 12:30 pm Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables

Room 01.119 Coverage of Asia and Asian-Americans

Moderator: Richard Lee (Saint Bonaventure University)

  • Vegetarians Kill Christians: A Frame Analysis of the Huashan Massacre, Janet Rice McCoy (Morehead State University) and Hailley White (Morehead State University)
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Academic Publications (1912–1949), Mu Lin (Georgian Court University)
  • “The Proverbial Newspaperman’s Rainbow”: How the Casa Grande Dispatch Covered the Coming of the Gila River Internment Camp, Ronald Bishop (Drexel University), Alissa Falcone (Drexel University) and Renee Daggett (Drexel University)
  • Transformation of Collective Memory: From a Yanggongju to an American Dreamer, Ju Oak Kim (Temple University)

Room 01.124 Old Habits in New Times: Themes in 20th Century Journalism and Media

  • Moderator: Ira Chinoy (University of Maryland)
  • Radio Women in “Queer” Jobs: The Portrayal of Women in Broadcasting Magazine, 1931–1939,’ Stine Eckert (University of Maryland)
  • When Radio Was New: Fan Magazines in the 1930s, the Active Audience, and the Evolution of National Culture, Yacong Yuan (University of Maryland)
  • Viewtron and the Digital Delivery of News in the 1980s: A Fallacy of Failure? Jacqueline Incollingo (University of Maryland)
  • “I’m Proud to Be a Part of this Community”: A Study of Audience Engagement with news in the Case of Korean-Americans and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Soo-Kwang Oh (University of Maryland)
  • Business as Usual: When Objectivity Stops Making Sense, a Case Study of Forecasting and Retrospectives in Financial News before and after the Crash of 1987, Michael Koliska (University of Maryland)

Room 01.125 September 11 and After: Collective and Historical Memory

Moderator: Janis Chakars (Indiana University)

  • “Nine Innings” and 9/11, Todd M. Sodano (St. John Fisher College)
  • Fencing History: The Methods and Motives that Drive Memory Socialization after Trauma, Emil Steiner (Temple University)
  • Collective Memory of the War in Iraq: An Analysis of Letters to the Editor and Public Opinion Polls, 2003–2008, Lisa C. Luedeman (Gardner-Webb University)
  • The Most Dangerous Men in the World: Understanding Assange through the Memory of Ellsberg, Andrew J. Salvati (Rutgers University)

12:30 – 1:40 pm Lunch—Conference Center

Luncheon Speaker: Blanche Wiesen Cook (John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Freedom of Information is Not Treason: An Historical Journey from the Declassified Eisenhower to WikiLeaks

1:45-2:35 Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables

Room 1.119 Science and Science Fiction in the Second Half of the 20th Century

Moderator: Richard A. Fine (Virginia Commonwealth University)

  • Film and Nuclear Alarmism in the 1950s and 1960s, Anmol Kalsi (University of South Carolina–Columbia)
  • Applying the “Hierarchy of Influences” Model to Space Exploration and the Three Television Networks: 1968–1972, Kathy Keltner-Previs (Eastern Kentucky University)
  • Science Fiction and the ARPANet, Christopher Leslie (Polytechnic Institute of New York University)

Room 1.124 From Antebellum to Civil War

Moderator: Giovanna Dell’Orto (University of Minnesota)

  • Swill Milk Pictured as a Public Health Issue in Late Antebellum New York, Jennifer E. Moore (University of Minnesota)
  • The Burden of Slavery in America and “Incendiary Publications”: From Unanimity to Animus, the Southern Editorial Fight to Silence the Media about Slavery, Brian Gabrial (Concordia University)
  • Newspapers and the “Other”: Media Framing of the 1863 New York Draft Riots, Timothy L. Moran (Wayne State University)

Room 1.125 Protest and Activism in the ’60s and ’70s

Moderator: Theresa Lynch (University of New Hampshire)

  • The History of Rights Prohibited to Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement, A. Jay Wagner (Indiana University–Bloomington)
  • Journalistic Permaculture: Provisional Notes Toward a History of The Fifth Estate, An “Anti-Authoritarian Magazine of Ideas and Action,” Carleton S. Gholz (Northeastern University)
  • Lasting Impressions: Sponsorship and Influence on Grassroots, Activist Newspapers from the 1970s, Kristin L. Gustafson (University of Washington–Bothell Campus)

Room 1.129 Publications on the Left

Moderator: Jean Palmegiano (Saint Peter’s College)

  • Negley Cochran: The Life of a Progressive Editor, Thomas A. Schwartz (The Ohio State University)
  •  J.B.S. Hardman and the Struggle for Democratic Labor Journalism, Brian Dolber (SUNY College at Oneonta)
  • PM: A Failed Experiment in Ad-Free Newspapering, Chris Daly (Boston University)

2:40–3:45 pm Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables

Room 1.119 Race Riots and Civil Rights

Moderator: Brian Dolber (SUNY College at Oneonta)

  • Oswald Garrison Villard, The New York Post and the Founding of the NAACP, Elliot King (Loyola University of Maryland)
  • My Words, My Voice and My Place in the World: African American Female Columnists Discuss Transnationalism and Diaspora Politics, 1940–1945, Caryl Cooper (University of Alabama)
  • The Ole Miss Integration Crisis: Three Women on the Front Line, Kathleen Woodruff Wickham (University of Mississippi)
  • A Little-Known Riot Portrayed Through Photographs, Stephanie Morrow (Temple University)
  • Achieving Our Country: The Kennedys, James Baldwin and The Fire Next Time, Kathy Roberts Forde (University of South Carolina–Columbia)

Room 1.124 Media of Intentional Influence: Public Relations, Advertising and Propaganda

Moderator: Cynthia Meyers (College of Mount St. Vincent)

  •  The Ad Agency and Ad Content in the 1840s, Tim P. Vos (University of Missouri) and You Li (University of Missouri)
  •  World War I Magazine Cover Illustrations—Artistry and Propaganda, June S. Knopf (Independent Scholar)
  •  The “Science of Ballyhoo” or Corporate Savior? Big Business, the Great Depression and Public Relations, Vanessa Murphree (University of South Alabama)
  •  Behind the Mirror: Focus Groups and What They Reveal, Liza Featherstone (Columbia University)

Room 1.125 Radio and Television Histories

Moderator: John Friedman (SUNY Old Westbury)

  • Listening to the Local: The Aims and Teaching Strategies of Local Educational Radio Initiatives, Brian C. Gregory (Teachers College at Columbia University)
  • Dueling Discourses: What the Mainstream Press and the Ethnic Press Said About “Amos ’n’ Andy,” Donna L. Halper (Lesley University)
  • CBS and the Ascendancy of Radio News in Wartime, 1942–1943, Richard Fine (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Wisdom, and the Lack Thereof: NBC’s Forgotten Documentary Series, James M. Baxter (University of Maryland)
  • From Rip-and-Read to Search-and-Print: The Impact of Technology on the Radio and Television Newsroom, Kenneth J. Levine (University of Tennessee)

3:50 – 5:00 pm “Meet the Authors” Roundtable—Conference Center

Authors with recent or forthcoming books will briefly describe their work. Members of the audience will then be invited to tout their own books, their friends’ books or just books that they like. Initial presenters:

  • Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals: A Bibliography, E. M. Palmegiano (Saint Peter’s College)
  • Key Readings in Journalism, Jane Chapman (University of Lincoln) and Elliot King (Loyola University of Maryland)
  • Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand, Andi Stein (California State University–Fullerton)
  • Journalism and Free Speech, John Steel (University of Sheffield)
  • Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed the Fashion Industry, Elena Romero (Fashion Institute of Technology)
  • Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, Persistence, Maurine Beasley (University of Maryland)
  • The Americanization of the British Press, 1830s–1914: Speed in the Age of Transatlantic Journalism, Joel H. Wiener (City University of New York)
  • Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest, Matthew C. Ehrlich (University of Illinois)
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