Take a break with the Winter edition of Clio

Just in time for post-grading reading (or maybe a break from grading), the Winter 2018 edition of Clio is now available.

In this issue:

  • With the 2017 annual convention still fresh, history division chair Doug Cumming has a look ahead to programming for the 2018 convention in Washington, DC. There also are details about a proposed off-site convention workshop at the Library of Congress.
  • An update on the efforts to adopt Journalism History as the History Division’s journal.
  • Suggestions from PF&R Chair Melita Garza for incorporating Native American media into media history.
  • Co-graduate student liaison Christopher Frear shares characteristics of a great mentor.
  • An excerpt from Sid Bedingfield’s book Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance, 1935-1965.
  • And details on the 2018 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. The paper submission deadline is January 4.

And more!

You can find the Winter 2018 edition on the Clio page, or you can go directly to the Winter 2018 edition.

2017 Book Award Call for Entries

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2017.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a $500 prize at the August 2018 AEJMC conference at the renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2017 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 2, 2018. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or ferre@louisville.edu with any questions.

Look back at the annual convention with the Fall Clio

Need a memory refresh on History Division activities from the annual convention? The latest issue of Clio, the History Division newsletter, has you covered with a full rundown of the minutes of the division business meeting and photographs from different division activities in Chicago.

There’s much more in the fall issue. One of the issues the division is considering is adopting Journalism History as the official division journal. Clio Editor Teri Finneman has a rundown on the  state of the transition. With a vote to adopt the journal, an appeal has been presented to division members for financial support of Journalism History during the transition. Read more about the process in this issue.

Also in this issue:

  • New division head Doug Cumming shares some thoughts on fake news and the importance of truth.
  • Teaching chair Kristin L. Gustafson considers the role of mentors in fostering teaching excellence.
  • An excerpt from The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution by Robert G. Parkinson, the winner of the division book award.
  • And there are plenty of news and updates about division members.

You can download the fall issue from the Clio page or go directly to the Fall 2017 issue.

Summer Clio features convention preview

Just in time to add to your summer reading list, the latest issue of Clio is here!

The summer issue has a rundown of History Division sessions at the upcoming annual convention in Chicago and profiles of the winners of the Book Award and the Covert Award. Make a note that the division members meeting is at 7pm on Friday, August 11.

Also in this issue:

  • Division head Michael Sweeney has thoughts on the role the annual convention plays in the circle of life of a scholar.
  • Frank Fee has an update from the committee exploring whether the division should take over the journal Journalism History.
  • PF&R Chair Tracy Lucht addresses how journalism historians could respond to attacks on press freedom.
  • An excerpt from Jason Peterson’s book Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball.

And lots more!

Grab a glass of lemonade and the Summer issue of Clio. You can download the issue from the Clio page, or go directly to the Summer issue.

Spring into the latest edition of Clio

Spring has returned, and with it another edition of Clio, the History Division newsletter.

In this edition, division head Michael S, Sweeney has the results of a survey asking members whether the division should take over Journalism History as the journal of the division. Research chair Douglas Cumming draws on personal experience and his father’s files to illustrate how the practice of journalism also gives our students skills that are valuable in their general college education. You’ll also find an excerpt of the book The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation by Benjamin Fagan of Auburn University.

And if you need a check on the paper call for the annual convention, you’ll find it in Clio as well.

Take a break from the paper deadline and enjoy spring with Clio. You can download it from the Clio page, or you can go directly to the Spring issue.

Winter 2017 Clio has lots of “uses”

We know journalism history is a useful topic, but the Winter 2017 edition of Clio in particular offers plenty of uses of journalism history for readers to consider.

Division chair Michael S. Sweeney reflects on using lessons of history to process the 2016 presidential election. Teaching chair Kristin L. Gustafson interviewed the University of Missouri’s Earnest Perry about history’s role in teaching reporting so that students can connect current events with the ones that preceded it. And PF&R chair Tracy Lucht reflects the role of teaching journalism history online for improving information literacy.

Newsletter editor Erika Pribanic-Smith also has included co-graduate student liaison Robert Greene II’s suggestions for graduate teaching assistants about using multimedia and a profile on history division member Dianne Bragg by Will Mari.

You can view the Winter 2017 Clio here, or you can download it from the Clio page.

Call for entries: 2016 Book Award

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2016.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a cash prize at the August 2017 AEJMC conference at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2016 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 3, 2017. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or ferre@louisville.edu with any questions.

Fall 2016 Clio features convention roundup

The Fall 2016 edition of Clio is ready for downloading.

This issue features a roundup of History Division activities at the annual AEJMC convention in Minneapolis, including the minutes of the annual division members meeting. The issue also features a couple of pages of photographs of members participating in convention activities.

In addition to the convention roundup, new division head Mike Sweeney outlines some possible options for a relationship between the division and the Journalism History journal, PF&R chair Tracy Lucht provides some historical context of harassment faced by women in broadcasting, and the member spotlight features Jane Marcellus of Middle Tennessee State University.

You can view the Fall 2016 issue of Clio here, or you can find it on the Clio page.