Category Archives: communication

On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. Despite losing the case, Attorney Clarence Darrow’s relentless witness-stand grilling of the prosecuting attorney William Jennings Bryan … Continue reading

Matthew Weiner, creator of the AMC series “Mad Men,” was interviewed in the April 27 issue of the New York Times Book Review. Asked if he had any favorites among the advertising memoirs of the 20th century Weiner listed Stephen … Continue reading

Jordynn Jack is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is the author of Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks. She recently answered some questions about her book. Q: Autism, more than many … Continue reading

Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action by Gwyneth Mellinger is the winner of the Frank Luther Mott / Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for the best research-based book on journalism and mass communication published in 2013. The … Continue reading

Donald G. Godfrey is a broadcast educator, professional broadcaster, and historian. Godfrey is also a past president of the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA), a former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and served as president of the … Continue reading

Shawn J. Parry-Giles is a professor of communication and director of the Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her UIP book Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American … Continue reading

What do Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Schroeder, Lenora Fulani, Elizabeth Dole and Carol Moseley Braun have in common? Each of these women ran for the office of President of the United States. Of course … Continue reading

So Ken Ham and Bill Nye debated. Young-earth creationists were the winners by virtue of being on the same stage with a nationally known science educator before a national audience. The commentary has flowed from both camps.  But did anyone … Continue reading

To coincide with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual meeting August 8-10, 2013, in Washington, D.C., we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press communication titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will … Continue reading

Inger L. Stole is an associate professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She answered our questions about her book Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s. Q: What is the Wheeler-Lea Amendment that was … Continue reading