36th Annual AJHA Convention
Little Rock   |   Oct. 12-14, 2017

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper
University of Alabama

Registration Coordinator
Ken Ward
Ohio University

Program Coordinator
Ross Collins
North Dakota State

Convention hosts

Sonny Rhodes
UA Little Rock

Donna Lampkin Stephens
University of Central Arkansas

Saturday, October 14

Go to: Schedule at a Glance  |  Thursday a.m.Thursday p.m.Friday

8-9:50 a.m. Research in Progress Sessions
For a full list of presenters, see the Research in Progress page.

10-11:30 a.m. General Business Meeting

All are welcome. A full agenda will be provided in early October.

11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Working Lunch (Officers/Board)

New and continuing officers and board members enjoy a complimentary lunch in appreciation of services provided to AJHA.

12:45-1:45 p.m. AJHA Book of the Year Award
Visit Awards page for more information.

2-3:15 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Propaganda and Persuasion in War and a Workers' Union
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Susan E. Swanberg, University of Arizona

Elisabeth Fondren, Louisiana State University
Publicizing Tragedy: The Sinking of the Lusitania as an International News Story

Dominique Trudel, Concordia University
Revisiting the Origins of Communication Research: Walter Lippmann’s WWII Adventure in Propaganda and Psychological Warfare

Scott Morton, Catawba College
Hanoi Hannah and the Anti-War Movement: How the American Print Media Covered a Female Enemy Radio Propagandist Who Exploited U.S. Societal Unrest During the Vietnam War

Scott Burgess, Wayne State University
Essential Allies: How the United Automobile Workers Persuaded African Americans to Join the Union 

PAPER SESSION: Photography and Its Influence in War, Politics, Civil Rights, and Public Health

Moderator: Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Xavier University of Louisiana

Wally Eberhard, University of Georgia
Pulitzer Prize Winner Turned Propagandist: The Korean War Ordeal of Pappy Noel

Michael Martinez, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Managing the President’s Image: A Comparative Analysis of Visual Journalists’ Access to President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama

Earnest Perry and Keith Greenwood, University of Missouri-Columbia
Connecting the Long Struggle: Reflections of Iconic Civil Rights Photographs in Coverage of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Chris Stidley, University of Arizona
The Thalidomide Tragedy: An Agenda-Setting Analysis of Early News Media Coverage 

3:25-4:35 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Alternative Voices in Contemporary Journalism: The Rise of Narrative, Localism, and Power of Marginalized Voices
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Melissa Greene-Blye, University of Tennessee

Thomas Schmidt, University of Oregon
The Narrative Turn in American News Writing: How Newspapers Adopted Narrative Journalism in the Late 20th Century

Dante Mozie, South Carolina State University
Eyewitnesses to a Tragedy: How the Collegian, the Student Newspaper of South Carolina State College, Covered the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre

John Coward, University of Tulsa
Indian Ideology in The Warpath: Lehman Brightman’s Red Power Journalism 

Vanessa Murphree, University of Southern Mississippi
Universal Localism: Community Radio Station WWOZ, 1980-2006

PANEL: From Pant(aloon)s to Pussyhats: Feminist Dress as Media Spectacle

Moderator: Erika Pribanic-Smith, University of Texas-Arlington

Caryl Cooper, University of Alabama
Brooke Kroeger, New York University
Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennessee State University
Kimberly Wilmot Voss, University of Central Florida

5-8:30 p.m. Gala Dinner
Clinton Library; meet in hotel lobby
Visit Events page for more information.

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