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Re: newspaper buildings

Paula, I thought instantly of the Chicago Tribune building, which has bits of other buildings from around the world embedded in the outside walls (sadly, the Trib is getting ready to move out of the building). In Columbus, Indiana, the Republic operated out of an all-glass exterior building designed by Myron Goldsmith that became a National Historic Landmark. The paper isn't there anymore, but Indiana University just bought the building to house its news master of architecture program.

Seeking book reviewers

The JHistory list is seeking new and veteran book reviewers.   I have a large number of interesting new titles on a wide range of subjects available for review.  These include traditional journalism history books and some provocative titles on currrent media issues.  If you would like to write a review, please send an email to  me (JHistory book review editor Rob Rabe,  rabe@marshall.edu ).

An obituary for a leading journalism historian

Hazel Dicken-Garcia

By Bill Huntzicker


Professor Hazel Dicken-Garcia, 79, who was among the first to explore the evolution of ethics in journalism and whose students populate newsrooms and universities around the nation, died May 30 at Our Lady of Peace hospice in St. Paul, Minn., two miles from the home in which she lived since the 1980s.

Dr. Dicken-Garcia taught in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for 30 years.


newspaper buildings

I'm looking for examples of unusual newspaper buildings--extant or not.  Examples would be the Mexico (Missouri) Ledger Building which has a oversized depiction of the paper's front page on its facade.  Or the Dallas Morning News building with a large tablet on its facade engraved with a quote about the value of journalism. 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.