The Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference (DRAFT) Program: March 9, 2013

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division
Conference Coordinators:
Kevin Lerner (logistics & technology), Marist College,
Ann Thorne (program planner), Missouri Western State University,

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Special thanks to Perri Klass, Jay Rosen, Brooke Kroeger and the rest of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute faculty and staff for welcoming us today. Also thanks to Lisa Burns, Elliot King and others who helped make this conference possible.

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

Ann Thorne (Missouri Western State University) & Kevin Lerner (Marist College)

9:05 – 10:10 am Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables 1, 2 and 3

Room 652 Covering International News

Moderator: Jane Chapman (University of Lincoln)

  • “This is Pauline Frederick at the United Nations”: How Viewers Saw One Journalist as the Face of International News, Marilyn Greenwald (Ohio University)
  • John W. White’s Efforts to Change the U.S. Policy toward Argentina: An Analysis of Depiction of Fascism Penetration in Argentina in the New York Times Newspaper during the 1930s and 1940s, Mehrnaz Rahimi (Texas Tech University) and Kevin Stoker (Texas Tech University)
  • The Baathist Plan to Develop the Iraqi News Agency (INA): The Evolution Phase of a Propaganda Machine, Mohammed H. Al-Azdee (University of Bridgeport)

Room 653 From the Era of the Cold War to the Mid-Sixties

Moderator: Tom Schwartz (Vanderbilt University)

  • Media Representations of Lolita Lebron: Terrorist or Femme Fatale, Syd G. Schulz (Middlebury College)
  • Message to India: Cold War Propaganda and Journalism Aid in the “World’s Biggest Democracy,” 1955 – 1965, John Jenks (Dominican University)
  • 1963: A Transformational Moment for American Journalism, Dale Cressman (Brigham Young University)

Room 654 Revising Social History

Moderator: Harvey Strum (Sage College)

  • Operator Please? Rewriting the Social History of the Telephone Business in the United States in its Formative Era, Richard R. John (Columbia University)
  • Tooth Fairy’s Loss, Nuclear Information Committee’s Gain, 1958-63, Ellen J. Gerl (Ohio University)
  • Official Reporting of an Evolving American Family, Betty H. Winfield (University of Missouri) and Lola Arellano Weddleton (University of Missouri)

10:15 – 11:20 am Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables 4, 5 and 6

Room 652 Histories of Identity Construction in Journalism

Moderator: Nicholas Gilewicz (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Journalism without Democracy: A Historical Look at Arab News Media and Political Identities, Omar Al- Ghazzi (University of Pennsylvania)
  • “Impudent Snobs”: Journalistic Identity and the Rise of “Middle America,” 1968-1970, Christopher Cimaglio (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Expulsion: The Recent History of Journalistic Plagiarism and Fabrication, Nicholas Gilewicz (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Outgroup Frames: The Discursive Exclusion of the Disadvantaged from Political Journalism, Lori Young (University of Pennsylvania)
  • National Memory and Global Sports Spectacles: Media Constructions of National Pride in the 2006 World Cup, Kate Zambon (University of Pennsylvania)

Room 653 Issues of Race and Ethnicity

Moderator: Nancy Roberts (SUNY Albany)

  • Reproducing Racism: Newspapers, Civil Rights, and Journalism Wrongs, Ronald Smith (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • Racism, Sexism, Elitism and Journalism: The First A.J. Liebling Counter-Convention and the Explosion of Newsroom Ferment in 1972, Kevin Lerner (Marist College)
  • We Choose to be Here: The North Carolina Latino Immigrant Press in the Early 2000s, Michel Fuhlhage (Auburn University)

Room 654 Journalism and Freedom at the Turn of the 20th Century

Moderator: Jack Breslin (Iona College)

  • “The Best in the Business”: James O’Shaughnessy, Chicago Journalist and American Adman, Colum Kenny (Dublin City University)
  • The Lynching of George Smith or How Michel Foucault Meets Rough Justice and Yellow Journalism on the American Great Plains, Brian Gabrial (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec)
  • The Last Bastion of Academic Free-dom: Cooper Union and the History and Future of Higher Education, Philip Kay (Columbia University)

 11:25 – 12:30 pm Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables 7, 8 and 9

Room 652 Abolition and the Civil War Era

Moderator: Mary Ellen Zuckerman

  • Andrew Johnson and the Battle for the 14th Amendment, Elliot King (Loyola University Maryland)
  • Communicating Change: The Discourse of Abolition in Theodore Dwight Weld’s “American Slavery As It Is,” Paula Hunt (University of Missouri)
  • The News and Oratory of Frederick Douglass in a Southern-Leaning State: Indiana from 1843 to 1892, Julie A. Goldsmith (Indiana University School of Liberal Arts-Indianapolis)

Room 653 Examining the Role of Magazines

Moderator: Eugenia Palmegiano (St. Peter’s College)

  • From Golden to Glitter: The Fragmentation of U.S. Photojournalism, Judy Polumbaum (University of Iowa)
  • Portrayal of a Man and His Magic: The Image of Walt Disney in Magazines from 1934 – 1969, Andi Stein (California State University-Fullerton)
  • Sunday Newspaper Magazines: An Opportunity for Rebirth, Jeff Lemberg (Curry College)

Room 654 Alternatives to Traditional Journalism

Moderator: Janis Chakars (Indiana University School of Liberal Arts-Indianapolis)

  • The Delphian Society: A Historical and Cultural Analysis of a Primer for Middle Class Women’s Education, Sheila Webb (Western Washington University)
  • The Seafarer as Journalist: Captain Nichols and The Ocean Chronicle, Jennifer E. Moore (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
  • Zombiedom’s William Buehler Seabrook: A Case for Resurrecting Seabrook as a Lost Generation Literary Journalist, Rebecca A. Frierson (University of South Carolina-Columbia)

12:30 – 1:40 pm Lunch

Luncheon Speaker: Jay Rosen, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

1:45 pm – 2:50 pm Scholar-to-Scholar Roundtables 10, 11 and 12

Room 652 The Black Press

Moderator: Lisa Burns (Quinnipiac University)

  • Researching the Black Press in the Age of Social Media, Kim T. Gallon (Muhlenberg College)
  • Reagan or Carter? Wrong Questions for Blacks: Race and 1980s Presidential Politics in the Black and
  • Liberal Press, Justin Hudson (University of Maryland-College Park)
  • Book of the Revolution”: Hoyt W. Fuller, the Black Arts Movement and Black World Magazine, 1970- 1973, Nathaniel Frederick II (Winthrop University)

Room 653 Media Ethics and Law

Moderator: Kate Dunsmore (Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham)

  • Taming Journalism? Ethics and Editors in Antebellum America, Frank E. Fee (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
  • “Printers to the Publick”: Reassessing Press Freedom and Press Control in Early Canada, 1752-1800, Dean Jobb (University of King’s College)
  • The State v. Perry: A South Carolina Newspaper’s Coverage of Its Leading Civil Rights Lawyer, Christopher G. Frear (University of South Carolina-Columbia)
  • “The Story of a College Football Fix” Fifty Years Later: A Re-evaluation of Butts v. Curtis Publishing Company, David Sumner (Ball State University)

Room 654 Media Agenda and Change

Moderator: Lisa Luedeman (Gardner-Webb University)

  • Selling a Double Victory: How the Pittsburgh Courier Campaigned to Change America and the World, Pamela E. Walck (Ohio University)
  • Setting the Stage for the “Institutional Vice Presidency”: Coverage of Gerald Ford by Marjorie Hunter of the New York Times, Harlen Makemson (Elon University)
  • Taking Action on Agent Orange: The New Yorker’s Role in Restricting the Use of a Toxic Chemical, Miles Maguire (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
  • The Least Anxious Person in a Boat: Journalists Perform a Status Degradation Ceremony as They Mourn Walter Cronkite, Ron Bishop (Drexel University)

2:55 pm to 4:00 pm Networking Session: Find people who share your interests.