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

Thursday, October 12 (morning)

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

8-8:50 a.m. Welcome and President's Address

David Vergobbi, University of Utah
AJHA President, 2016-2017

9-10 a.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Caustic Ambition: Journalists as Politicians and Activists
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Cathy M. Jackson, Norfolk State University

Charles Lewis, Minnesota State University, Mankato
This Means War: A Case Study of Caustic Political Copy in the Frontier Press of Minnesota, 1857-1861

Jon Bekken, Albright College
From Frontier Newspaper to Metropolitan Daily: John Wentworth & The Chicago Democrat

Raymond McCaffrey, University of Arkansas
Barry H. Gottehrer and a ‘City in Crisis’: The Path from Journalist to Peacekeeper in New York City’s Turbulent Streets in the 1960s

PANEL: Beyond the Interview: Using Oral History to Enrich Research

Moderator: Melita Garza, Texas Christian University

Teri Finneman, South Dakota State University
Nick Hirshon, William Paterson University
Candi Carter Olson, Utah State University
Pamela E. Walck, Duquesne University

10:10-11:10 a.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Shaping New Journalism in Gilded Age America
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Moderator: Peggy Goertzen, Tabor College

Tabitha Lynn Cassidy, Wayne State University
Come One, Come All: Advertising and Framing of Opening Day at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair in the Chicago Tribune and the New York World

Patti Piburn, Arizona State University
Discovering the Arizona Republican Newspaper, 1896-1898: Yellow Journalism in America’s Territorial Press

Mary Carver, University of Central Oklahoma
Giving Voice to a Movement Through the Pages of the Woman’s Journal

PANEL: A Fuller Cast of Characters: The Case for More Inclusive Methodology

Moderator: Marquita Smith, John Brown University

Sid Bedingfield, University of Minnesota
Gwyneth Mellinger, James Madison University
Dolores Flamiano, James Madison University

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Religious Journalism and Its Discontents
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Moderator: John Ferré, University of Louisville

Candi Carter Olson and Erin Cox, Utah State University

A Mighty Power: The Defenses Employed by Utah’s Women Against Disenfranchisement by the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887

Bailey Dick, Ohio University
Faith as the Basis for Radical Vision: The Reporting of Dorothy Day as a Catalyst for Social Movement

Vicki Knasel Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia
Commercial and Religious Press Coverage of the Mormon Struggle in Missouri, 1831-1838

PANEL: Thinking Internationally: Research Opportunities Connecting Media History in the U.S. and Abroad

Moderator: Steven Listopad, North Dakota State University/Henderson State University

Madeleine Liseblad, Arizona State University
Scott Morton, Catawba College
Patricia Piburn, Arizona State University

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