Southeastern Review of Journalism History

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Call for Papers
May 31, 2020
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Political History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The Southeastern Review of Journalism History


Debra Reddin van Tuyll, editor-in-chief, and David W. Bulla, managing editor

Leonard Teel, founder and editor emeritus

The Southeastern Review of Journalism History is a peer-reviewed journal inviting research papers on any facet of U.S. and international journalism history. The Review, founded by Dr. Leonard Teel at Georgia State University (as The Atlanta Review of Journalism History), sees journalism history broadly and will consider all forms of mass communication that have had impact on any area of print culture or journalism’s past. Topics in past editions have included column writing, coverage of major topics and events in national and international history (such as civil war, economic policy, frontier society, immigration, national liberation, racism, and slavery), muckraking, reporting arts, leisure, and sports, sensationalism, and travel writing, among others.


The Review encourages undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty (particularly early-term faculty) to submit papers that they have presented at communication-related conferences. Such conferences include American Journalism Historians Association, AEJMC, AEJMC History/AJHA Joint Conference, ICA, Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, and regional or mid-winter AEJMC conferences.


This is a call for submissions for our Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 editions. Submissions are due by Dec. 15, 2019 for the Spring edition, at midnight EST. Papers submitted for the Fall edition should come in before April 15, 2020. Papers should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, with endnotes, and submitted in Microsoft Word format. Please limit article size to 7,500 words (25 double-spaced pages in 12 Times New Roman) abstract, and endnotes. Please remove any identifying information from the paper, but please do send author contact and affiliation information in an email accompanying the submission. Use of the Chicago Manual of Style is highly recommended but not required. Please included the following:


  • An email with the attached paper, with the author’s name, the date, and her/his affiliation.
  • In the attached paper, please include the title page, a 200-word abstract, body of the paper, and endnotes.
  • Also include the author’s information (email address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, student or faculty status) in the text of the email.
  • A student submitting a paper needs to also send a statement that her/his paper has been presented at a research conference (confirmation email or PDF of a conference program will do).


The journal is also accepting book reviews of recently published books. Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words in length and focused on books that deal with some aspect of journalism history.


Editors Debra Reddin van Tuyll and David W. Bulla of Augusta University are coordinating paper submissions. Authors will be notified as soon as possible, but generally by mid-February, whether their research papers have been accepted for publication in the Spring edition of the journal. 


For submission of a research paper, please email Dr. van Tuyll at:


For submission of a book review, please email Dr. Bulla at:

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Debbie van Tuyll or David Bulla

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