34th Annual AJHA Convention
Oklahoma City   |   Oct. 8-10, 2015

Thursday, October 8 (morning)

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8-8:50 a.m. Welcome and President's Address
Grand Ballroom E-F

Erika J. Pribanic-Smith, Texas-Arlington
AJHA President, 2014-2015

9-10 a.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Photos, Photo Journalism and Crafting the Message
(Click paper titles for abstracts)
Centennial Ballroom

Moderator: David Davies, University of Southern Mississippi

Bruce Berman & Mary Cronin, New Mexico State University
DOCUMERICA: The Project that Would Be, But Wasn’t, the FSA

W. Joseph Campbell, American University
Picture Power? Confronting the Myths of "Napalm Girl"

Erin Coyle, Louisiana State University, and Nicole Smith Dahmen, University of Oregon
History Denied: An Historical Analysis of Photojournalists’ Access to Photograph the President of the United States

“If I Could Do It All Again”: Advice for New and Rising Journalism History Scholars
Grand Ballroom A-B

Moderator: Kathryn J. Beardsley, Temple University

Meg Lamme, University of Alabama

William Thomas Mari, University of Washington
Carrie Teresa, Niagara University
Ken Ward, Ohio University

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

PAPER SESSION: Movies, Mortarboards and Motivators: Transformative Public Relations
(Click paper titles for abstracts)
Centennial Ballroom

Moderator: Reed Smith, Georgia Southern University

Carol Ames, California State University-Fullerton
Two Seminal Events in Motion Pictures Public Relations History: How U.S. Court Decisions Twice Changed the Way Movies Are Publicized

Tae Ho Lee, University of North Carolina
Radical Reconstructionism in North Carolina, 1869-1871: A Case in the Public Relations History of the University of North Carolina, the Forgotten Ideal of the "People’s University"

Cayce Myers, Virginia Tech University
Publicists in U.S. Public Relations History:  An Analysis of the Representations of Publicists in American Press 1815-1918

PANEL: Women in American Political History: Insights from a New Book Series
Grand Ballroom A-B

Moderator: Pam Parry, Eastern Kentucky University

Maurine Beasley, University of Maryland
Teri Finneman, South Dakota State University
Wendy Melillo, American University
Amber Roessner, University of Tennessee

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

PAPER SESSION: Advocate, Accused, Aspirant: Daily Dealings of the Black Press
(Click paper titles for abstracts)
Centennial Ballroom

Moderator: Meta G. Carstarphen, University of Oklahoma

Kim Mangun, University of Utah

The National Newspaper Publishers Association: Seventy-five Years of Advocacy

Pamela Walck, Duquesne University
Casting Blame: The Black Press Becomes a Target Following Riots in Detroit and Harlem

Danianese Woods, University of Southern Mississippi
Culture or Con Game? New Films and Blaxploitation

PANEL: Diverse Voices on the Plains
Grand Ballroom A-B

Moderator: Bill Huntzicker, St. Cloud State University

Peggy Goertzen, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College
Amy Mattson Lauters, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Aleen Ratzlaff, Tabor College

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