Reviews

Author: 
James M. Morris
Reviewer: 
Kimberley Mangun

Mangun on Morris, 'Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press'


James M. Morris. Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. New York: Amistad, 2015. 466 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-219885-3.

Reviewed by Kimberley Mangun (University of Utah)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Ethel Payne’s Reporting Career Spanned Four Decades

Author: 
James L. Underwood
Reviewer: 
Evan Rothera

Rothera on Underwood, 'Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press'


James L. Underwood. Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. 328 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-299-7.

Reviewed by Evan Rothera (Penn State University)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Matthew C. Ehrlich, Joe Saltzman
Reviewer: 
Kiki Keane

Keane on Ehrlich and Saltzman, 'Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture'


Matthew C. Ehrlich, Joe Saltzman. Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. viii + 241 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08065-4.

Reviewed by Kiki Keane (New Mexico State University)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Sonja D. Williams
Reviewer: 
Ida Jones

Jones on Williams, 'Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom'


Sonja D. Williams. Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. New Black Studies Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Illustrations. 264 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08139-2.

Reviewed by Ida Jones (Morgan State University)
Published on Jhistory (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Jaeho Kang
Reviewer: 
Garth Montgomery

Montgomery on Kang, 'Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity'


Jaeho Kang. Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity. Theory and Media Series. Malden: Polity Press, 2014. 196 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-4521-6; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-4520-9.

Reviewed by Garth Montgomery (Radford University)
Published on Jhistory (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Darryl Mace
Reviewer: 
Gwyneth Mellinger

Mellinger on Mace, 'In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle'


Darryl Mace. In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. 228 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-4536-5.

Reviewed by Gwyneth Mellinger (Xavier University)
Published on Jhistory (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Cynthia B. Meyers
Reviewer: 
Anya Luscombe

Luscombe on Meyers, 'A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio'


Cynthia B. Meyers. A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2013. Illustrations. ix + 391 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5370-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5371-5.

Reviewed by Anya Luscombe (University College Roosevelt)
Published on Jhistory (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
James L. Baughman, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, James P. Danky, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Pimpare

Pimpare on Baughman and Ratner-Rosenhagen and Danky, 'Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865'


James L. Baughman, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, James P. Danky, eds. Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865. The History of Print and Digital Culture Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 278 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-30284-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Pimpare (University of New Hampshire)
Published on Jhistory (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Robert M. Buffington
Reviewer: 
Sarah Foss

Foss on Buffington, 'A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910'


Robert M. Buffington. A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 304 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5882-4; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5899-2.

Reviewed by Sarah Foss (University of Indiana)
Published on Jhistory (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Victor W. Pickard
Reviewer: 
Philip "Phil" Glende

Glende on Pickard, 'America's Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform'


Victor W. Pickard. America's Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xi + 247 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-69475-0.

Reviewed by Philip "Phil" Glende (Indiana State University)
Published on Jhistory (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Jaime Harker, Cecilia Konchar Farr, eds.
Reviewer: 
Donna Harrington-Lueker

Harrington-Lueker on Harker and Farr, 'This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics'


Jaime Harker, Cecilia Konchar Farr, eds. This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. x + 250 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08134-7.

Reviewed by Donna Harrington-Lueker (Salve Regina University)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Michael Eamon
Reviewer: 
Eugenia M. Palmegiano

Palmegiano on Eamon, 'Imprinting Britain: Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America'


Michael Eamon. Imprinting Britain: Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4491-8.

Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University)
Published on Jhistory (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Samantha Grant
Reviewer: 
Jon Marshall

Marshall on Grant, 'A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times'


Samantha Grant. A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times. Bullfrog Films, 2014. documentary film, DVD, 75 minutes.

Reviewed by Jon Marshall (Northwestern University)
Published on Jhistory (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Seeking the Truth about Lies

Author: 
Andrew Dubber
Reviewer: 
Anya Luscombe

Luscombe on Andrew Dubber, 'Radio in the Digital Age'


Andrew Dubber. Radio in the Digital Age. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013. 208 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-6197-1; $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-6196-4.

Reviewed by Anya Luscombe (University College Roosevelt)
Published on Jhistory (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

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