The next meeting of our ongoing Jhistory First Friday Zoom series will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. These discussions are informal and freewheeling. Everyone is welcome and we seek diverse perspectives.
We’ve been discussing the journalism history canon (if there is one) and ways we can broaden it (if it exists!). This discussion includes examining the relationship between our field and other fields, including capital-H History.
The group proposed considering a few relevant articles, including Catherine Covert’s “Journalism History and Women's Experience: A Problem in Conceptual Change” (Journalism History, 1981); Melita M. Garza’s “Pleading the Case for a Powerful, Inclusive Canon of Journalism History,” (AEJMC, 2019); John Nerone’s “Does Journalism History Matter?” (American Journalism, 2011); Margaret Blanchard’s “The Ossification of Journalism History” (Journalism History, 1999); and Tom O’Malley’s “Media History and Media Studies: Aspects of the development of the study of media history in the UK 1945-2000” (Media History, 2002). You need not read all (or any) of these articles to participate in the discussion. As always, we’ll meet here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/93282147138
Feel free to forward this message. All folks interested in journalism history are welcome to attend!
David T. Z. Mindich, Ph.D. -- he, him, his
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University
cell. 802-238-7244; Zoom (by appointment): https://temple.zoom.us/j/93282147138
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