Vol. 32

Volume 32, No. 1, 2015

These issues are available through Communication and Mass Media Complete on EBSCOHost.

Editor’s Note


An Army Like That of Gideon: Communities of Transnational Reform on the Pages of Free Russia
By J. Michael Lyons

“We needed a Booker T. Washington . . . and certainly a Jack Johnson”: The Black Press, Johnson, and Issues of Representation, 1909-1915
By Carrie Teresa

“Narrative Is a Thread, and Truth Is a Fabric”: Luigi Barzini and the Russo-Japanese War
By Michael S. Sweeney

“Girl Reporter”: Elizabeth L. Banks and the “Stunt” Genre
By Randall S. Sumpter


The Uses of Visual History
By Nicole Maurantonio

Book Reviews

Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917, by Linda J. Lumsden
Reviewed by Jon Bekken

In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle, by Darryl Mace
Reviewed by Michael DiBari Jr.

Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America, by Amber Roessner
Reviewed by Christie Kleinmann

The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper, by S.L. Alexander, Frank D. Durham, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz, Vicki Mayer, and C. W. Anderson
Reviewed by John F. Kirch

From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010, by Shayla Thiel-Stern
Reviewed by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb

Digital Media Reviews

The Miller Center of Public Affairs
Reviewed by Richard B. Kielbowicz

Women in Journalism Washington Press Club Foundation Oral History Archive
Reviewed by Maurine H. Beasley

A Global Guide to the First World War – Interactive Documentary
Reviewed by Ross F. Collins

Presidential Address

AJHA’s Story on Cusp of Change
Amy Mattson Lauters



Volume 32, No. 2, 2015

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Editor’s Note


The Archive and Disciplinary Formation: A Historical Moment in Defining Mass Communications
By Lauren Bratslavsky

Trouble with the Statistical Curve: Walter Lippmann’s Blending of History and Social Science during Franklin Roosevelt’s First Term
By Ronald Seyb

Political Editor and Public Man in the Time of Roosevelt and Wilson: The New York World’s Frank I. Cobb
By Gerald L. Fetner

For “The Cause of Civil and Religious Liberty”: Abner Cole and the Palmyra, New York, Reflector
By Kimberley Mangun and Jeremy J. Chatelain

“Things That Talk” Materiality in Media History
By Barbara Friedman & Kathy Roberts Forde

The Flavor of News
By Michael Stamm

Rubbing Readers the Wrong Way: Materiality and the Case of Ink Rub-Off
By Rachel Plotnick

Book Reviews

The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself
By Andrew Pettegree
Reviewed by E.M. Palmegiano

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
By Harold Holzer
Reviewed by David W. Bulla

The Birth of a Nation:
How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War
By Dick Lehr”
Reviewed by Wayne Dawkins

America’s Battle for Media Democracy:
The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform
By Victor Pickard
Reviewed by Nathan Godfried

Gonzo Text: Disentangling Meaning in Hunter S. Thompson’s Journalism
By Matthew Winston
Reviewed by Kevin M. Lerner

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
By Doris Kearns Goodwin
Reviewed by Gerald L. Fetner

Eisenhower: The Public Relations President
By Pam Parry
Reviewed by Karla Gower

Digital Media Reviews

American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study
Reviewed by Erika J. Pribanic-Smith

The Museum of Public Relations
Reviewed by Thomas H. Bivins

The Portal to Texas History
By Meredith Clark



Volume 32, No. 3, 2015

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Editor’s Note


Edward Bernays’s 1929 “Torches of Freedom March”: Myths and Historical Significance
By Vanessa Murphree

Socialist Muckraker John Kenneth Turner:
The 21st-Century Relevance of a Journalist/Activist’s Career
By Linda Lumsden

Report on the Russians: The Controversy Surrounding William Lindsay White’s 1945 Account of Russia
By Jean Folkerts

Conflicting Narratives: Raymond Bonner, the New York Times and El Salvador in the 1980s
By John F. Kirch

Book Reviews

Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate:
The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image
By Matthew Cecil
Reviewed by Stuart C. Babington

Gimme Rewrite, Sweetheart…: Tales from the Last Glory Days of Cleveland Newspapers Told by the Men and Women Who Reported the News
By John H. Tidyman
Reviewed by Ronald J. Zboray

Radio Journalism in America: Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond
By Jim Cox
Reviewed by Berrin A. Beasley

Nellie Bly Undercover: Reporting for The New York World (1887-1894)
By Tom Streissguth
Reviewed by Jan Whitt

Reporting from the Front: War Reporters during the Great War
By Brian Best
Reviewed by Michael S. Sweeney

Hate Crime in the Media: A History
By Victoria Munro
Reviewed by Clint Wilson II

Broadcast Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television 1950-1960
By Yeidy M. Rivero
Reviewed by Dean C. Cummings

Masters of the Games: Essays and Stories on Sport
By Joseph Epstein
Reviewed by Christie Kleinmann

Digital Media Reviews

American Radio History
Reviewed by Noah Arceneaux

Newseum Education
Reviewed by Carrie Teresa

Lincoln & Churchill
Reviewed by David W. Bulla



Volume 32, No. 4, 2015

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Editor’s Note   


Communists at the Stars and Stripes: American ‘Disloyalty’ or Something Else?
By Cindy Elmore

Early US Corporate Public Relations: Understanding the “Publicity Agent” in American Corporate Communications, 1902-1918
By Cayce Myers

“In the Spirit of ’76 Venceremos!”:
Nationalizing and Transnationalizing Self-Defense on Radio Free Dixie
By Cristina Mislan

The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino-American Rapprochement, 1963-1972
By Guolin Yi

Professional Notes

Re-Dating History
By Brooke Kroeger

Book Reviews

McClure’s Magazine and the Muckrakers
By Harold S. Wilson
Review by Bruce J. Evensen

Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent Since 1865
By James. L. Baughman, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen & James P. Danky, eds.
Reviewed by Chandra D. Clark

Comic, Curious & Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past
By Rona Levin
Reviewed by Wallace B. Eberhard

The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts
By Stephen Drury Smith, ed.
Reviewed by Patricia Hart

Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Mockery and American Politics
By Sophia A. McClennen and Remy M. Maisel
Reviewed by Michael T. Martinez

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools
By William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale
Reviewed by Gwyneth Mellinger

El Paso’s Muckraker: The Life of Owen Payne White
By Garna L. Christian
Reviewed by James E. Mueller

Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media
By Gregory A. Borchard and David W. Bulla
Reviewed by Stephen Banning

Digital Media Reviews

Department of Interior Library: Native Americans
Reviewed by William E. Huntzicker

John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Reviewed by Matthew J. Haught

Center for Civil War Photography
Reviewed by Keith K. Greenwood