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

Research in Progress

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Media History: Practices, Policies, Pioneers, and Questions of Crime Coverage

Moderator: Erin Coyle, Louisiana State

Lori Amber Roessner, Tennessee, “L’affaire Lance: Investigative Journalism and Political Crisis Management in a Post-Watergate World”

Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State, “Mystique of the Magic Moment: The First Cell Phone Call and Heroic Narratives of Innovation”

Nicholas Hirshon, William Paterson, “Bowling Headliners (1948-1950): A Trailblazer in Sports Television”

Mary Beadle, John Carroll, “Crime Reporting: Comparison of Coverage by a Local Newspaper and Television Station of the Murder of Marlene Steele”

Amie M. Jones, Georgia, “The Forgotten Children of Bath: Media and Memory of the Bath Consolidated School Bombing of 1927”

Ali N. Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, “President Woodrow Wilson's policies and the pretexts for seditious libel cases, 1917-1921”

Pete Smith, Mississippi State, “An Investigation of Merle Miller’s Role in Recording the 1950s Blacklist and the Significance of The Judges and the Judged”

Michael Fuhlhage, Wayne State, “‘A Spirit of Unconditional Loyalty to the Government’: The Founding of a Pro-War, Pro-Lincoln Newspaper in 1863 Brooklyn”

Cayce Myers, Virginia Tech, “From PR Counsel to PR Practitioners: Analyzing U.S. Press Depictions of ‘Public Relations Counsel,’ 1918-1945”

Rob Wells, Arkansas, “John J. Kiernan: Business Journalism Pioneer, 1845-1893”

J. Suzanne Horsley, Alabama, and Kimberley Mangun, Utah, “Discovering the Beginnings of American Disaster Communication: Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office”

Ray Begovich, Franklin College, “The D-Day Releases: How Military Public Relations Professionals Wrote the Story of World War II's Normandy Campaign”

Media History and Social Change: The View from “Othered” and “Forgotten” Voices

Moderator: Pamela Parry, Southeast Missouri State

Monique Freemon, Tennessee, “Daisy versus Goliath: A Historical Examination of the Arkansas State Press and TIME Magazine’s Media Coverage on the ‘Little Rock Nine’ (1954-1959)”

Aleen J. Ratzlaff, Tabor College, “ ‘One Side of the Paper Only’: Out-of-Town Correspondents of the Early Twentieth-Century Black Press”

John M. Coward, Tulsa, “Recovering the Indian Voice: Red Power Journalism in an Indigenous News Magazine”

Kate McQueen, Illinois, “In Search of a Free Voice: The Penal Press Awards and the Cultivation of Prison Journalism, 1965-1990”

Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, Wisconsin, “Heralds of Modernity: Newspaper Coverage of the 1920s American High School”

Aimee Edmondson, Ohio University, “‘I Was Afraid’: African-American Journalist Alvin Adams’ Civil Rights Reporting for Jet Magazine in the 1960s”

Pamela E. Walck, Duquesne University, “Women of the Pittsburgh Courier: The Voices of a Generation”

Raymond McCaffrey, Arkansas, “Jackie Robinson, Crusading Journalist: How The First African-American Major League Baseball Player Used His Newspaper Column to Continue to Advance Civil Rights on the Sports Field in the 1960s”

Daniel Marshall Haygood, Elon, “The Last Japanese WWII Holdout – Comparison of Japanese & US Newspaper Coverage”

Juliette De Maeyer, University of Montreal, and Dominique Trudel, Concordia University, “The Franklin Ford Project”

Vinicio Sinta, Texas, “Professional Ideology and Identity in the Genesis of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists”

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