Saturday, April 15, 2023 | Zoom

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) time

9:30-10:45: Panel 1—Research in Progress: Beats, Genres, Coverage

  • Rob Wells, University of Maryland, “Lynching and the Press, 1789-1963”
  • McKayla Sluga, Michigan State University, “Friends of Soviet Russia’s Press and Film Reporting”
  • Elisabeth Fondren, St. John’s University, “‘Letters from …’ the European Home Front and Front Lines: The New Yorker War Correspondents and the Expanding Eyewitness Role in World War II (1939-1945)”
  • Steve Schifferes, University of London, “The Rise and Fall of the Labour Correspondent in the British Press"
  •  Karlin Tuttle, Pennsylvania State University, “A History of Christian Women’s Magazines, 1970-2009”

11:00-12:15: Panel 2—Research in Progress: Biographical Case Studies

  • Heather Hether, University of California-Davis, “The Making of an American Icon: A Study of Amelia Earhart’s Impression Management Strategies with the Press After Her First Transatlantic Flight”
  • Raymond McCaffrey, University of Arkansas, “Nat Fleischer and the ‘Bible of Boxing’: How the Publisher of a Niche Sports Magazine Became and Unlikely Civil Rights Champion”
  • Henrik Örnebring, Karlstad University, “The Feminist Viewpoint: The Life and Journalism of Thelma Berlack Boozer (1906-2001)”
  • Theresa Russell-Loretz, Millersville University, “Schooled in Journalism: The Education of Ruth Marion Lovrien, Rural Midwest Linotype Operator, Editor, and Freelance Correspondent 1918-1929”
  • Elliot King, Loyola University Maryland, “Benjamin Harris in Context: A Reappraisal”

12:30-1:30: Keynote—Re-imagining and Right-sizing Journalism’s Past: The Routledge Companion to American Journalism History

  • Melita M. Garza, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (corresponding author)
  • Tracy Lucht, Iowa State University
  • Michael Fuhlhage, Wayne State University
  • Sid Bedingfield, University of Minnesota

1:45-3:00: Panel 3—Papers: News Beyond Borders 

  • Janis Chakars and Indra Ekmanis, Neumann University, “Echoes of the Past: Information Wars in the Baltic States”
  • Glen Feighery, University of Utah, “Truly Destiny’s Children: Japanese American Internment Camp Newspapers and the Building of Communities”
  • Thomas Terry, Utah State University, “Certainly Without Freedom: The Moscow News as Synecdoche for the Russian press, 1917-2007”
  • Harvey Strum, Russell Sage College, “1908 Presidential Campaign and the Canadian Press”

3:15-4:45: Panel 4—Papers: Between Journalism and Advocacy

  • Caroline Jack, University of California-San Diego, “Media Genres of ‘the New Economics’ in the Space-Age United States”
  • Lauren Shepherd, University of New Orleans, “The Student Silent Majority: Buckley, Nixon, and the Conservative Countersphere on Campus”
  • Stacy Spaulding, Towson University, “Before Silent Spring: A Field Guide to the Works of Rachel Carson”
  • Bailey Dick, Bowling Green State University, “Reimagining and Revolutionizing Media History Methodologies: Problems and Possibilities”

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