41st Annual AJHA Convention
Memphis, Tennessee   |   Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper
University of Alabama

Registration Coordinator

Patti Piburn

California Polytechnic State University

Program Coordinator
Tracy Lucht
Iowa State University

Convention hosts

Dianne Bragg

University of Alabama 

Robby Byrd
University of Memphis

Joe Hayden

University of Memphis

Jane Marcellus

Former professor at Middle Tennessee State University

Conference Sponsor

Research in Progress

(Re)presentation Matters: Practices and Portrayals in Journalism and Culture

Moderator: Pam Parry, Southeast Missouri State University


Pamela Walck, Duquesne University, “A Different Kind of ‘Stunt Journalism’: Ray Sprigle, the Pittsburgh Courier, and Passing as a Black Man in the Jim Crow South”

Patrick Walters, Washington and Lee University, “Social Media & Police Shootings: Considering the Ferguson Protests as a 'Critical Incident' that Transformed Journalism"

Ashley Walter, Utah State University, and Karlin Andersen, Pennsylvania State University, “Portrayals of Newswomen in U.S. Film”

Dana Dabek, Temple University, Remembering the Flawed and Famous: How Journalists Address Sexual Misdeeds When Memorializing Male Icons”

Eric Boll, Ohio University, “The Underreporting of the 2007 Chinese Anti-Satellite Missile Test by Major American Newspapers

Ali Noor Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University,“Charles Sumner and the Crafting of a New Public Morality on Race in the 19th Century”

George L. Daniels, University of Alabama,“When Mary, MaryAnn and Marion Lead

A.J. Bauer, University of Alabama, “Right-Wing, Hyper-Local: The BirminghamIndependent’s Conservative News”

Charles Lewis, Minnesota State University-Mankato, "Picturing the War: The U.S. Government’s Use of Photographs During World War I"

Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University, “Academic ‘Imperialism’ in Journalism and Mass Communication: The Glacial Pursuit of Rampant Authoritarianism under the Guise of Critiques of Power”

Will Mari, Louisiana State University, and Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, University of Idaho, “Community Journalism and Newsroom Computerization”

Influential Ideas, Vital Voices, Freedom Fighters: Expanding the Narrative of Media History

Moderator: Pete Smith, Mississippi State University


Daniel Haun, Samford University, and Nia Johnson, Samford University, “Finding the Balance: Examining Paradigm Shifts in Journalism Curricula”

John Ferré, University of Louisville, “Religion in American Newsreels, 1935-1951”

Adam Schutz, Ohio University, “Beyond Nellie Bly: Undercover Reporting in Insane Asylums at the End of the 19th Century”

Jason Lee Guthrie, Clayton State University, “Recorded History: Physical Albums, Material Culture, and Ritual Economy in Popular Music”

LaTonya Taylor, University of Alabama, “‘The Voice of the Black Students Here’: The Black Chronicle as a Window into a Transitional Period at the University of Alabama”

Dakotah Kennedy, Northeastern University, “Lost but not Forgotten: 90 Years Later, the Atlanta Daily World Kept the Strickland Women Alive”

Claire Rounkles, University of Missouri, and Earnest Perry, University of Missouri, “Defiance of One Man: How the Atlanta Daily World Reported on the Denial of Julian Bond’s Elected Representative Seat in 1966”

Rusudan Vashakidze, University of Georgia, Tbilisi, “Freedom of Press Under Attack: Georgia’s Case, the Road from Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company to Mtavari TV Channel”

Erin Coyle, Temple University; Elisabeth Fondren, St. John’s University; and Annette Masterson, Temple University, “Conceptualizing Press Freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean: Exploring Metajournalistic Discourse from Sigma Delta Chi in 1960s”

Daniel Haygood, Elon University, “Black College Football’s Moment: The Story of the Grambling Football Network”

Denise Hill, Elon University, “Public Relations, the NAACP and the Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard”

Christopher Schaefer, University of Cambridge, “Race in the Washington Post Newsroom: A Longitudinal Case Study”

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