37th Annual AJHA Convention
Salt Lake City   |   Oct. 4-6, 2018

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper
University of Alabama

Registration Coordinator
Ken Ward
Lamar University

Program Coordinator
Donna Lampkin Stephens
University of Central Arkansas

Convention hosts

University of Utah
Kimberley Mangun
David Vergobbi
Glen Feighery

Thursday, October 4 (morning)

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

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

Dianne Bragg, University of Alabama
AJHA President, 2017-2018

9-10 a.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Media, Race, and Public Opinion
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Vanessa Murphree, University of Southern Mississippi

Evangeline Robinson, University of Mississippi
Turning the Attention: The Public Relations Efforts of the Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race

Gwyneth Mellinger, James Madison University
The AP and the Negro Identifier: An Ideological Battle for Journalism Standards

Natascha Roelsgaard, Ohio University
Let Our Voices Speak Loud and Clear: Daisy Bates’s Leadership in Civil Rights and Black Press History

PANEL: Best Practices for Directing a Historical Dissertation or Thesis

Moderator: Bernell Tripp, University of Florida

Maurine Beasley, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland
Julie Hedgepeth Williams, Samford University
Earnest Perry, University of Missouri
Rachel Grant, Xavier University of Louisiana
David R. Davies, University of Southern Mississippi

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

PAPER SESSION: Vexing Issues of Society and Study
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Sonny Rhodes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Michael Fuhlhage, Tabitha Cassidy, Erika Thrubis, Darryl Frazier, Scott Burgess, and Keena Neal, Wayne State University
Spinning toward Secession: The Interplay of Editorial Bellicosity and Exchange News in the Press before the American Civil War

Sara Browning, University of Maryland
Answering the Chinese Question: Print Media’s Response to 19th-Century Immigration

Debra van Tuyll, Augusta University
The Transnational Paradigm as a Method of Analyzing Early Colonial American Journalism

PANEL: Giving History a Voice: Strategies for Publishing Oral Histories

Moderator: Pamela Walck, Duquesne University

Nicholas Hirshon, William Paterson University
Abigail Perkiss, Kean University
Ford Risley, Penn State University
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, University of Texas

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

PAPER SESSION: Unafraid to Blaze a Trail: Women Journalists Make a Difference
(Click paper titles for abstracts)

Moderator: Donna Lampkin Stephens, University of Central Arkansas

Bailey Dick, Ohio University

We Females Have to be Contented with the Tales of Adventures: Gender Conformity in Dorothy Day’s Early Reporting

Pete Smith, Mississippi State University
Raising Unshirted Hell: The Journalism of Norma Fields, State Capitol Correspondent for the Northeast (MS) Daily Journal

Marama Whyte, University of Sydney
No Real View of the Larger Picture: The New York Times Women’s Caucus’ Fight Against Sex Discrimination, 1972-1974

PANEL: From Prospectus to Publication: Lessons Learned and Other Advice on First-time Book Authorship

Moderator: Michael Fuhlhage, Wayne State University

Gwyneth Mellinger, James Madison University
Melita Garza, Texas Christian University
Carolyn Edy, Appalachian State University
Julien Gorbach, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

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