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Is "History of Journalism" a Required Course for undergraduate Journalism students?

Dear fellow JHistory members:

My university, Montclair State University (NJ), is going to transfer the Journalism Minor from the English Department to the new School of Communication and Media (SCM).

Our J-Minor program has always centered on print, especially newspaper, journalism. The SCM concentrates on digital and electronic media, of which news is only a part and of which newspaper journalism has not been a part.

Re: Books on rise and decline of Black and Left newspapers in USA?

Hi Grover. Todd Vogel's 2001 collection on the black press is still one of best collections. The annual Pew Center 'State of the Media' report usually covers the black press, and over the last few years has commented on the decline of the black press.

Hope this helps.

James West

Re: Books on rise and decline of Black and Left newspapers in USA?

In my new book "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press" I discuss at some length the rise and fall of the black press. You can read more about the book on HarperCollins's website: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062198853/eye-on-the-struggle

James McGrath Morris

'Reporting Revolutions: What the papers said' - Call for Papers Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI)

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Books on rise and decline of Black and Left newspapers in USA?

Dear fellow listmembers:

I teach a History of Journalism in America class for undergraduate Journalism minors.

I'd like to include one class, with either one or, at most, two articles or chapters of a book, on the rise and decline of the Black Press.

I'd also like to do a class on the rise and decline of the left press.

My hypothesis is that lack of major advertising is the main reason for both declines. But I need some good readings.

So, I'd like to ask the learned members of this list for two things: