Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement Research Conference

Purdue University announces the 2018 Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement (CCSE) Research Conference, to be held in West Lafayette, Indiana October 21-23, 2018.

As part of the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue, CCSE’s goals include promoting the use of the C-SPAN Archives in research and in the classroom. The C-SPAN Archives is located in West Lafayette, Indiana and houses over 245,000 hours of searchable American political history. The conference includes a tour of these archives.  

Newsstand rivalries of 1880s in NYC

I've come across some references to a rivalry between newsstands set up (or dedicated to?) the New York Herald, and others, referred to (in a Herald item) as "monopoly stands," in the 1880s. From what I can piece together, the Herald stands charged a penny less for the Herald. They also seemed to sell other papers and magazines. Their presence angered rival newsstand owners. Can anyone know about this? Or can you direct me to other information on this? What was the point of this strategy? In what sense were the other stands a monopoly? 


THE BERNHARDT PRIZE is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.  Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome.  The work should be published     -- in print or online -- in a union or workers' center publication or by an independent/free-lance journalist.

TO ENTER visit LaborArts.org/Bernhardt  

Deadline:  Wednesday August 1, 2018

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.





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