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ARTICLE: Depicting the American soldier abroad

The reporting style of Ernie Pyle during WWII strongly influenced war reporting and journalism in the United States. A new article by Richard Fine of Virginia Commonwealth University looks at the development of this style. The war reporting style emerged during the British-American invasion of French North Africa in 1942–1943. Reporting conditions in North Africa … Continued

Valencian newspapers, Facebook’s ad hoc groups and Spanish TV

The new issue of Communication & Society is now available. The current issue includes nine research articles in the field of communication and journalism. Anna Mateu and Martí Domínguez, of University of Valencia, study opinion articles published in the Valencian newspapers, in order to analyze the evolution of the environmental discourse in Spanish society from the dictatorship to the … Continued


CFP | 31.5. | History of “fake news” in print

A conference entitled “‘Fake news!’: an historical perspective” is calling for paper proposals. The event is organised by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI), and will take place on the 10th and 11th of November 2017 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. As suggested by the organiser’s title, the event is particularly interested in … Continued


CFP | 22.4. | Theories and methods of studying past media

A conference entitled “Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses” is calling for paper proposals. The conference is hosted by the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK, on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2017. The organisers invite “proposals that consider new approaches to media theory and history”. The (non-exhaustive) list of suggested topics consists … Continued

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ARTICLE: Mexican immigrants in Great Depression editorials

Different US newspapers framed Mexican immigrants in dramatically different ways during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Melita Garza, of Texas Christian University, writes. Garza analysed the editorials of three San Antonio based newspapers –San Antonio Express, San Antonio Light, and La Prensa– between 1929 and 1933. San Antonio Light followed its owner’s, William … Continued


CFP | 29.4. | Historical perspectives on minorities/majorities in media

The Communication History section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) is calling for paper and panel proposals for its upcoming workshop entitled “Our group first! Historical perspectives on minorities/majorities, inclusion/exclusion, centre/periphery in media and communication history”. The workshop will be held in Budapest, Hungary, between the 7th and 9th of September 2017. … Continued


CFP | 30.4. | Journalists’ associations and political change

The journal Media and Communication is calling for article proposals for its upcoming special issue on how journalists’ professional associations deal with changes in political systems. The journal is open access, and accepted articles are charged a processing fee. The issue, entitled “Histories of Collaboration and Dissent: Journalists’ Associations Squeezed by Political System Changes”, will … Continued

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ARTICLE: Introducing novel technology to newsrooms

An article by Will Mari, of Northwest University, explores the early adoption of telephones into newsrooms. Mari recounts the telephone’s story through a wide sample of (mostly US) journalistic trade publications from 1920 to 1960. While the telephone started to spread to newsrooms already in the 1800’s, its proliferation was slow at first. After becoming … Continued

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Revisiting classic communication theories – a special issue of Communication and Media published

The Serbian open access scientific journal, Communication and Media has published a special issue called “Revisiting classic communication theories”. The issue contains 5 articles from scholars. They are accessible through the links below. Stijn Joye, Ansgard Heinrich, Romy Wöhlert: 50 years of Galtung and Ruge: Reflections on their model of news values and its relevance … Continued