Reviews

Author: 
Christopher B. Daly
Reviewer: 
Larry Lorenz

Lorenz on Daly, 'Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism'


Christopher B. Daly. Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism. Amherst: University Of Massachusetts Press, 2012. 576 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-911-9.

Reviewed by Larry Lorenz (Loyola University New Orleans)
Published on Jhistory (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Ron Nessen
Reviewer: 
Bob Miller

Miller on Nessen, 'Making the News, Taking the News: From NBC to the Ford White House'


Ron Nessen. Making the News, Taking the News: From NBC to the Ford White House. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2011. Illustrations. ix + 243 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8195-7156-4.

Reviewed by Bob Miller
Published on Jhistory (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

In the Shadow of Watergate: Media Relations in the Ford White House

Author: 
Gary Bruce Agee
Reviewer: 
Gwyneth Mellinger

Mellinger on Agee, 'A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933'


Gary Bruce Agee. A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011. 256 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55728-975-9.

Reviewed by Gwyneth Mellinger (Baker University)
Published on Jhistory (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Herman Wasserman
Reviewer: 
Kim Gallon

Gallon on Wasserman, 'Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story!'


Herman Wasserman. Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story! Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. xvi + 218 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35492-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22211-4.

Reviewed by Kim Gallon (Muhlenberg College)
Published on Jhistory (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Heather Hendershot
Reviewer: 
Daniel Platt

Platt on Hendershot, 'What's Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest'


Heather Hendershot. What's Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 272 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-32678-8; $91.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-32677-1.

Reviewed by Daniel Platt (Brown University)
Published on Jhistory (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Jennifer Petersen
Reviewer: 
Kimberley Mangun

Mangun on Petersen, 'Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.'


Jennifer Petersen. Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. viii + 210 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35659-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22339-5.

Reviewed by Kimberley Mangun (University of Utah)
Published on Jhistory (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Lisa J. Shaver
Reviewer: 
Kate Edenborg

Edenborg on Shaver, 'Beyond the Pulpit: Women's Rhetorical Roles in the Antebellum Religious Press'


Lisa J. Shaver. Beyond the Pulpit: Women's Rhetorical Roles in the Antebellum Religious Press. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. 184 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6169-7.

Reviewed by Kate Edenborg (University of Wisconsin-Stout)
Published on Jhistory (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Edward Comor, ed.
Reviewer: 
Duncan Koerber

Koerber on Comor, 'Media, Structures, and Power: The Robert E. Babe Collection'


Edward Comor, ed. Media, Structures, and Power: The Robert E. Babe Collection. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. xxii + 436 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8020-9860-3; $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8020-9576-3.

Reviewed by Duncan Koerber (York University)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Steve F. Anderson
Reviewer: 
William Mari

Mari on Anderson, 'Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past'


Steve F. Anderson. Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2011. 200 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-901-3; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-003-4.

Reviewed by William Mari (University of Washington, Department of Communication)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Brooks Blevins
Reviewer: 
Jim Leonhirth

Leonhirth on Blevins, 'Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South'


Brooks Blevins. Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Illustrations. xxii + 261 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03695-8.

Reviewed by Jim Leonhirth (Independent Scholar)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Carole A. Barbato, Laura L. Davis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeanette McVicker

McVicker on Barbato and Davis, 'Democratic Narrative, History, and Memory'


Carole A. Barbato, Laura L. Davis, eds. Democratic Narrative, History, and Memory. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2012. xi + 257 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60635-119-2.

Reviewed by Jeanette McVicker (SUNY Fredonia)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Democratic Narrative, History, and Memory

Author: 
Irving Fang
Reviewer: 
Andrew Salvati

Salvati on Fang, 'Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives'


Irving Fang. Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives. Second Edition. St. Paul: Rada Press, 2012. 318 pp. $48.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-933011-01-1.

Reviewed by Andrew Salvati (Rutgers University)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives

Author: 
Travis N. Ridout, Michael Franz
Reviewer: 
Erik Lakomaa

Lakomaa on Ridout and Franz, 'The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising'


Travis N. Ridout, Michael Franz. The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011. x + 186 pp. $68.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0332-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0333-9.

Reviewed by Erik Lakomaa (MAST Stockholm School of Economics)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Roger Parry
Reviewer: 
Norma Fay Green

Green on Parry, 'The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg'


Roger Parry. The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011. ix + 406 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85788-570-5.

Reviewed by Norma Fay Green (Columbia College Chicago)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

Author: 
Uriel Heyd
Reviewer: 
Eugenia M. Palmegiano

Palmegiano on Heyd, 'Reading Newspapers: Press and Public in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America'


Uriel Heyd. Reading Newspapers: Press and Public in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012. Illustrations. xii + 302 pp. $102.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7294-1042-7.

Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Heidi Tworek

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