Category Archives: communication

The casual viewer might not ponder a university press and the manly art of football at the same time. Assuming a scholarly publisher covered sports at all, wouldn’t it devote its energy to obscure ball games played by ancient Mayans, or maybe … Continue reading

Sunday, August 31 marks the seventeenth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. The event became one of those “I remember just where I was when I heard” moments. The car crash that killed her, and the life she lived prior to … Continue reading

Forty-four years ago today, national feminist groups staged the Women’s Strike for Equality. “If the success of media activism is measured by the amount of news coverage generated, the Strike for Equality hit the mother lode,” Bonnie J. Dow reports … Continue reading

Born on August 22, 1867, inventor C. Francis Jenkins was an innovator of early film and television technology. One of Jenkins’s inventions, the Phantoscope projector, led to today’s large-screen movies. However, one of his first projection demonstrations proved to be a … Continue reading

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