Author Archives: Keith Greenwood

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 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.

Convention preview in the Summer issue of Clio

16summercliothumbIf you’re looking for a rundown of History Division activities at the August AEJMC convention, look no further than the Summer issue of Clio.

The summer issue has a complete list of the paper and poster sessions (and the time of the division business meeting), there’s also a complete list of accepted papers.

Also in the summer issue you’ll find: thoughts from Division Head Kimberly Wilmot Voss about pursuing histories that add more voices that have been in the margins, suggestions for pursuing grant opportunities from PF&R chair Tracy Lucht and an excerpt from a book about the use of images in environmentalism. You can also catch up with what other History Division members have been doing in the News and Notes section.

You can download the Summer 2016 issue of Clio here or from the Clio page.

Get your Spring Clio here

The Spring 2016 Clio is hot off the press and ready to download.

Editor Doug Cummings has roundups from two media history gatherings and an excerpt from Leonard Teel’s book Reporting the Cuban Revolution as well as columns from History Division officers. Teaching Standards chair Kristin L. Gustafson presents some video resources for teaching journalism history while PF&R chair Tracy Lucht writes about race and the practice of journalism. Membership co-chair Teri Finneman has an outline of a celebration of media history to take place April 4-8. In the Generations of Scholars column, Paula Hunt interviews Andie Tucher. Division head Kimberly Wilmot Voss shares ideas for travel grants to support archival research, and you’ll find awards information, including the Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History, the Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award and  American Journalism‘s Rising Scholar Award.

Read and download Clio here, or from the Clio page.

Reviewers needed for 2016 conference papers

The deadline for submitting papers for AEJMC’s 2016 annual convention is approaching, and that means the History Division needs reviewers for the paper submissions.

If you are willing to review papers for the History Division research competition, please contact Division Vice Head and Research Chair Michael S. Sweeney (Ohio University) at and indicate your areas of expertise and/or interest. We will need approximately 75 reviewers for the competition. Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers and,n in general, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.