ROOM 652

Inaugural Elliot King Top Research-in-Progress Panel Session

Moderator: Elliot King, Loyola University Maryland

Tracking Down the Enigmatic Avvisi: The Genesis of the Earliest Known News Networks in Early Modern Europe

Juraj Kittler, St. Lawrence University

Alternative Facts and the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

Anne Lee & Richard Lee, St. Bonaventure University

Computational Analysis of Historical Hebrew Newspapers: Affordances and Restrictions

Zef Segal, Vered Silber-Varod, Nurit Greidingher & Oren Soffer, Open University of Israel

“Is the newspaper office the place for a girl?”: The U.S. Press Class-Action Sexual Discrimination Lawsuits of the 1970-1980s

Ashley Walter, Pennsylvania State University


ROOM 653

A Lot Is Happening Over There: Global Headlines & Global Power 

Moderator: Janis Chakars, Neumann University

The press and empire: Media systems beyond the nation-state

Gilad Halpern, University of Haifa

Bengal’s Tryst with Destiny: Sirdar J.J. Singh’s “Famine in India” and the American Response

Satrajit Ghosh Chowdhury, Ohio University

A United States Star: The San Juan Star and the colonial project in Puerto Rico

Nicholas Gilewicz, Manhattan College

Decoding Kazakhstani Headlines: Analysis of Creative Provocation Factor in Online News Media

Sholpan Kozhamkulova, University of Maryland

The New York Times’ Framing of the 2013 Ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Yasmeen Abada, Ohio University


ROOM 654

Persuading the Public to See New Things: Communication Innovators and Their Legacies

Moderator: Lisa Luedeman, Gardner-Webb University

William A. Hovey and Corporate Publicity at AT&T, 1885-1900

Karen Russell, University of Georgia

Was Nikola Tesla Targeted by a Smear Campaign Orchestrated by Public Relations Founding Father Ivy Lee?: Tracing the Historical Roots of Industrial Scientific Countercampaigns

Jennifer Robinette, Marist College

Advertising and the Press: From Franklin to Facebook

Ava Sirrah, Columbia University

A Pioneering Journalist: Louis Stark and the Birth of the Labor Beat in U.S. Journalism

Raymond McCaffrey, University of Arkansas

ROOM 655

A Business Journalism Panel: Normative Foundations & Ideology

Moderator: Brian Gabrial

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

From its beginnings, business journalism has been an essential component of capitalism. These historic roots in the marketplace represent sources of continuing tension with journalism’s normative function as a watchdog to oversee abuses of power. This panel will explore the normative foundations of business journalism and its ideological development, two areas that are little explored in the historiography of this important news genre.

Shant Fabricatorian, a doctoral student at Columbia University, examines the role of three key economic commentators – in the U.S., Leonard Silk, and in the U.K., Peter Jay and Samuel Brittan – in mediating the substantial changes taking place in both the economics academy and public opinion during the 1970s.

Rob Wells, Ph.D., an assistant professor of journalism at University of Arkansas, describes a case study of corporate intimidation of business journalists in the 1980s through new archival research into the records of Charles H. Keating Jr., a key figure in the savings and loan crisis. Keating’s behavior has many parallels to the conduct of Donald Trump and his adversarial relationship with the press.

Robert E. Wright, Ph.D., chair of political economy at Augustana University, examines the career of Wilma Soss, a pioneering female financial broadcaster. Wright explores Soss’s influence on financial journalism and how she used her platform at NBC Radio to further “corporate democracy,” despite numerous attempts to physically and psychologically intimidate her.


ROOM 657 

Media & Conflict: From the Great War to the Second World War 

Moderator:  Mary Blue, Tulane University

Les Petites and Die Postkarte: Images of Children in Great War European Postcards

Emily Durell, Albright College 

An Everyday Elite: Politicians and the Mass Press in Long Victorian England

Christopher Shoop-Worrall, UCFB & University of Sheffield

An Examination of Barnett Newman and Isamu Noguchi’s Artistic Work in Relation to WWII Photojournalism in the “New York Times”, “Time” and “Life”

Rebecca Robinson, University of Alabama 

Propaganda in Japanese-occupied Manchuria (1932-1945)

Hanae Kramer, University of Hawaii-Manoa