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“Historical Roundtable: ‘Reconceptualizing Journalism in an Age of Misinformation.’” 
Thomas A. Mascaro, Stephen Bates, Edward L. Carter, David Mindich, Victor Pickard, and Rosalie Westenskow, Historiography in Mass Communication.

May 2021    

“New York, From a Balloon,” 

Public Seminar


September 26, 2020    

“Carrying Yom Kippur’s message of atonement to the voting booth,” 
Philadelphia Inquirer

August 1, 2020    

“The Mississippi Flag and the Shadow of Lynching,”
History News Network

July 22, 2020    
“Trump’s campaign against Fauci ignores the proven path for defeating pandemics,”
Washington Post

January, 2020    “Matthew Pressman, On Press:  The Liberal Values that Shaped the News,”
Book review, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly


July 3, 2018                       

“How a speech from 1852 offers wisdom for our troubled political times,”

Philadelphia Inquirer


January 2, 2018                  

“'The Greatest Showman' is the latest Hollywood whitewashing of America's racist past.”

 Philadelphia Inquirer


October 24, 2017                

“Ta-Nehisi Coates, Trump and the duty we have to connect the dots,”


July 15, 2016

For journalists covering Trump, a Murrow moment,

Columbia Journalism Review

February 8, 2016

Small is Beautiful at the New Hampshire Primary,

Los Angeles Times 



A Wired Nation Tunes Out the News,” 

In The State of the American Mind (Templeton Press)


October 30, 2014

Should women be standing alongside the ‘father’ of modern gynecology?”
The Conversation


September 4, 2014

The ‘Instantaneity’ Modification,

Los Angeles Times. Reprinted in Stars and Stripes, 

Fresno Bee, Bergen Record, and elsewhere


July 6, 2013

Lincoln’s Surveillance State,”

New York Times


March 27, 2012

“Trayvon Martin's death resonates with all of us,”

Burlington Free Press


April 2009

“Things People Older/Younger than Me Don’t Understand about the Internet.” 

(A cluster of articles with John Carey, Matthew Powers, and Sue Robinson). 

Journalism Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 268.


April 2009

A review of Michele Weldon, Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page

(Missouri) in PUBLIZISTIK -- Vierteljahreshefte für Kommunikationsforschung


Winter 2008

“Journalism and Citizenship: Making the Connection,”

Nieman Reports. Vol. 62, No. 4, p. 23.


November 2008

“Don’t Vote!”

Air America website


April 2008

A review of Thinking with James Carey (Packer and Robertson)

Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 361


February 29, 2008

Could Our Democracy Withstand Another 9/11?




“How to Tune Back In”  

In -30- The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper, Ivan R. Dee, 2007


September 2007

A review of Playing the News (video)

Journalism History. Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 124


January 2007

“To Be Neutral on a Moving Train: What Should Journalism and Journalism Educators do in Response to Attacks on the Press.” (A cluster of articles with  Mark Feldstein, Geneva 

Overholser, and Jane Kirtley). 

Journalism Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 153.


July 2006

“Shaw to be honored with Deutschmann Award,”



April 2006

“How and Why Young People Are Tuning Out Broadcast News,”

Museum of Television and Radio Media Center report



“The Press and the Politics of Representation,” (co-written with Mitchell Stephens) 

In Institutions of Democracy: The Press, Annenberg / Oxford University Press, 2005



“Facticity: Cholera, Culture and the Rise of Journalism’s Scientific Mindset, 1832-1866.”  In A History of Objectivity, Vision Press, 2005


April 2005

The Young and the Restless,” (cover story)

Wilson Quarterly. Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 48.

  • Reprinted in Gary Goshgarian, The Contemporary Reader, in 2008

  • Reprinted in Lester Faigley, Backpack Writing, in 2008

  • Reprinted in Lester Faigley, A Guide to Writing, in 2007


March 2005

Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That Is Challenging the West (Miles)

Book Review, New York Post


October 8, 2004

Dude, Where’s Your Newspaper?

Op-Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education 

Selected by the Chronicle as a “Notable Review Article, 2004”


Fall 2004

The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 (Copeland)

Book Review, American Journalism. Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 117.


Spring 2004

Giving Meaning to the World (Dell’Orto) and Fanatics & Fire-Eaters (Ratner and Teeter)

Book Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. Vol. 59, No. 1, p. 80.


Summer 2003

“Teaching Journalism History in a Post-Journalism Age,”

Clio Among the Media


Spring 2002

“September 11 and its Challenge to Journalism Criticism.” 

Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism. Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 22.


Summer 2001

The Drunken Journalist: The Biography of a Film Stereotype (Good),

Book Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Vol. 78, No. 2, p. 389.


September 30, 2001

“Essence of New York Endures after the Attacks.”

Op-Ed, Burlington Free Press.  Reprinted in the Brandeis Review, 

Saint Michael’s College Magazine.


December 2000

War and Press Prerogative (Smith),

Book Review, American Historical Review Vol. 105, No. 5, p. 1729.


December 2000

“W. E. B. Du Bois,” 

Entry, Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press


Spring 2000

“Understanding Frederick Douglass: Toward a New Synthesis Approach to the Birth of Modern American Journalism.” 

Journalism History. Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 15.


July 25, 2000

“Human Rights Can Go On and On and On,”

Baltimore Sun. Reprinted in, Out in the Mountains, Sept. 2000


March 2000

“Henry Raymond,” 

Entry, American National Biography, Oxford Univ. Press


March 2000

“Benjamin Harris,” 

Entry, American National Biography, Oxford Univ. Press


March 2000

“L. A. Whitely,” 

Entry, American National Biography, Oxford Univ. Press


Winter 1999

“Telegraphy from the Chair,”

Clio Among the Media 


Fall 1999

Telegraphy from the Chair,”

Clio Among the Media


Fall 1999

The American Century (Evans),

Book Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 604.


Fall 1999

“Parting Words from the Chair,”

Clio Among the Media


July 15, 1999

The New New Journalism,”

Wall Street Journal


July 1999

Introduction, Invited Paper Book, AEJMC History and MAC divisions


Summer 1999

History of the Mass Media in the United States (Blanchard),

Book Review, Journalism History. Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 38.


Summer 1999

"Telegraphy from the Chair,"

Clio Among the Media


Spring 1999

"Telegraphy from the Chair,"

Clio Among the Media


Fall 1998

“Standing Up for the Facts,”

Media Studies Journal. Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 154.


Summer 1998

“The Press,” Seaport Magazine. Vol. 33, No. 1, p. 30.


Summer 1998

“Research Paper Update,” Clio Among the Media


Spring 1998

“The Future of the Internet: A Historical Perspective,” accompanied by articles by Mitchell Stephens, David Abrahamson, Hazel Dicken-Garcia and James Carey, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Vol. 75, No. 1, p. 7.


Winter 1998

“Searching For Journalism History in Cyberspace,”

“Great Ideas” Research Essay, American Journalism. Vol. 15, No. 1, p. 103.


Spring 1998

Colonial American Newspapers (Copeland), 

Book Review, American Journalism


Spring 1997

“That’s the Way it Was”

Review Article, Media Studies Journal. Vol. 11, No. 2, p.165. Reprinted in Current. 


Fall 1997

“Wanted: A Metaphor for Jhistory.”

Electronic Journal of Communication (refereed)


Spring 1997

“The Jhistorian Online,” with David Abrahamson, Barbara Reed & Elliot King. 

Research Essay, American Journalism. Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 209.


Autumn 1996

Who Killed George Polk? The Press Covers Up a Death in the Family, (Vlanton) 

Book Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Vol. 73, No. 3, p. 772.


September 11, 1996

“Voters Need to Take Back Presidential Debates,”

Burlington Free Press


Winter 1995

“Journalism Historians Join New Colony in Cyberspace,” 

Clio Among the Media


April 1994

“An Intellectual History of the Intellectual History Interest Group,”  

Clio Among the Media


January 10, 1994

“Subway Joe Approximately,”  New York Magazine


August 1993

Edwin M. Stanton, the Inverted Pyramid, and Information Control.

Austin: Assoc. for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC),  

August 1993. Published as a Journalism Monograph. Vol. 140.


September 1992

“‘Walking Tour’ Means Courting the Flatbed Truck,” Quill Magazine. P. 64.


August 16, 1991

“Education Dollars Could Help Pay Slavery's Debt,”

Opinion, Christian Science Monitor; reprinted as a “Viewpoint” in Newsday

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