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 (afternoon)

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

12:30-1:35 p.m. Awards Lunch
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1:50-2:50 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: New Paths for Extraordinary Women
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Moderator: Carol Sue Humphrey, Oklahoma Baptist University

Felecia Jones Ross, Ohio State University
In Plain Sight: How the African-American Covered Extraordinary Women as Figures in the Community

Teri Finneman, South Dakota State University
The Greatest of Its Kind Ever Witnessed in America: The Press and the 1913 Women’s March on Washington

Kim Mangun, University of Utah
Florabel Muir, the ‘Newspaperman in Skirts’ (1889-1970)

PANEL: Fake News, First Amendment Assaults, and Political Polarization: Teaching Journalism History in Tumultuous Times

Moderator: Gerry Lanosga, Indiana University Media School

Berrin Beasley, University of North Florida
Jon Marshall, Northwestern University

Earnest L. Perry, University of Missouri

3-4 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: From Abolitionism to Closed Society: Race Issues in American Journalism
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Moderator: Ford Risley, Penn State University

Dianne Bragg, University of Alabama
Newspaper Coverage of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Abolitionist Movement in the 1850s

Ulf Jonas Bjork, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Race War Flares Up: Chicago’s Swedish Press, the Great Migration, and the 1919 Riots

Jason A. Peterson, Jacksonville State University
Mississippi’s Forgotten Son: Billy Barton and his Journalistic Battle for Redemption in the Closed Society

PANEL: Taking Your History Class on the Road: Inspiring Students with a Sense of Place Research

Moderator: Kim Mangun, University of Utah

Mike Conway, Indiana University
Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University
Aimee Edmondson, Ohio University

4:10-5:10 Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Aliens, Espionage, and Anti-War Radicals: Dilemmas for a Free Press
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Moderator: James Aucoin, University of South Alabama

Brendon Floyd, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
The Worst Kind of Democrats This Side of Hell: John Daly Burk, the United Irishmen, the Federalist Party, and American Identity in the Early Republic

Erika Pribanic-Smith, University of Texas-Arlington, and Jared Schroeder, Southern Methodist University
Manifestos, Meetings, and Mother Earth: Emma Goldman's No-Conscription League and the First Amendment in 1917

Pat Washburn and Mike Sweeney, Ohio University
Grand Jury Transcripts in the Chicago Tribune’s 1942 Espionage Act Case: What Is Missing Is Significant

Sixty Years Later: The Arkansas Gazette’s Coverage of the Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School


Moderator: Donna Lampkin Stephens, University of Central Arkansas

Panelists (all former Arkansas Gazette journalists):

Jerry Dhonau
Bill Lewis
Ray Moseley
Jerry McConnell
Gene Foreman
Roy Reed

5:30-7:30 p.m. Local Journalist Award Reception

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