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Journalism History

Journalism History is published four times a year by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. [see INDEX AND ABSTRACTS]

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Information for Contributors

Journalism History seeks articles on topics related to the full scope of mass communication history. They may discuss individuals, institutions, or events. Manuscripts that provide fresh approaches and new, significant understanding about a topic in its broader context are especially sought. The journal also will consider topical essays, particularly if they are clearly argued and well supported with documentation.

Authors are encouraged to pay careful attention to the style, maximum length of articles, and publishing interests of the journal prior to submitting manuscripts.

Articles for Journalism History should be no more than 25 pages in length, double-spaced, not including notes. Note citations should follow the text and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Detailed and complete documentation in notes is important. A premium is placed on a manuscript's clarity and readability as well as whether it follows the style manual.

Authors should submit works as a Word or PDF attachment to an email, addressed to Manuscripts are anonymously refereed by the corresponding editors, with authors usually notified within about two months of whether their work has been accepted. They are required to submit a 130-150 word abstract along with a two-sentence biographical note. The journal also likes to run a black and white head shot of authors if this is available. Manuscripts should be sent to:

Journalism History

Michael S. Sweeney
Journalism History
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

He also can be contacted at 740-593-2590 (phone); 740-593-2592 (fax); and

Editorial Staff

Editor: Michael S. Sweeney, Ohio University
Assistant Editors: Aimee Edmondson, Ohio University and James Foust, Bowling Green State University
Book Review Editor: Melita Garza, Texas Christian University
Editorial Assistant: Ken Ward and Samantha Peko, Ohio University

Corresponding Editors

David Abrahamson, Northwestern University
Ed Adams, Brigham Young University
Craig Allen, Arizona State University
Ed Alwood, Quinnipiac University
Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University
James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin
Maurine Beasley, University of Maryland
Jon Bekken, Albright College
Joseph Bernt, Ohio University
Ulf Jonas Bjork, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Elizabeth Blakey, California State University-Northridge
Katherine A. Bradshaw, Bowling Green State University
W. Joseph Campbell, American University
Brian Carroll, Berry College
Dane Claussen, Thiel College
Ross Collins, North Dakota State University
Mike Conway, Indiana University
Russ Cook, Loyola College-Baltimore
David Copeland, Elon University
Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University
Mary Cronin, New Mexico State University
Doug Daniel, Associated Press
Michael DiBari, Hampton University
Kitty Endres, University of Akron
Frank Fee, University of North Carolina
Mark Feldstein, University of Maryland
John Ferré, University of Louisville
Tim Gleason, University of Oregon
Don Godfrey, Arizona State University
Karla Gower, University of Alabama
Susan Henry, California State University-Northridge
Janice Hume, University of Georgia
Carol Sue Humphrey, Oklahoma Baptist University
Phil Jeter, Winston-Salem State University
Richard Kielbowicz, University of Washington
Elliot King, Loyola College-Baltimore
Carolyn Kitch, Temple University
Chris Lamb, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Margot Opdycke Lamme, University of Alabama
Candi S. Carter Olson, Utah State University
Linda Lawson, University of Washington
Karen List, University of Massachusetts
Linda Lumsden, University of Arizona
Kimberley Mangun, University of Utah
Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennessee State University
Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University
Gwyn Mellinger, Xavier University
David Mindich, St. Michael's College
Mick Mulcrone, University of Portland
Mike Murray, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mark Neuzil, University of St. Thomas
Jean Palmegiano, St. Peter’s College
Earnest Perry, University of Missouri
Steve Ponder, University of Oregon
Richard Popp, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Erika Pribanic-Smith, University of Texas-Arlington
Nancy Roberts, SUNY-Albany
Felecia Jones Ross, Ohio State University
Edgar C. Simpson, Central Michigan University
Jeff Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Reed Smith, Georgia Southern University
David Spencer, University of Western Ontario
Jim Startt, Valparaiso University
Brian Thornton, University of North Florida
Debbie van Tuyll, Georgia Regents University
Yong Z. Volz, University of Missouri
Kim Voss, University of Central Florida
Patrick S. Washburn, Ohio University
Liz Watts, Texas Tech University
Molly Yanity, Quinnipiac University
Dale Zacher, St. Cloud State University

Subscription Information

As of June 1, 2016, the annual subscription rate is $30 for individuals, $80 for institutions, and $20 for students (with verification of enrollment). For subscriptions outside North America, please add $20 per year. Single copies may be ordered for $10 apiece. ISSN Number: 0094-7679. Those wishing to subscribe may do so online at or should send a check or money order, made out to Ohio University, to Michael S. Sweeney, Journalism History, E. W. School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701.

Notice of non-receipt of an issue must be sent to Journalism History within three months of the date of publication.

Advertising Rates

Camera-ready copy is required.

The advertising rates are $250 for a full page on the inside back cover of the journal, $150 for a full page inside the journal, $90 for a half page inside the journal, and $50 for a quarter page inside the journal. An approved agency will receive a 15 percent commission.

The size of the ads are:

  • 7 3/16" wide * 9 1/4" deep for a full page
  • 3 7/16" wide x 9 1/4" deep for a vertical half page
  • 7 3/16" wide x 4 3/4" deep for a horizontal half page
  • 3 7/16" wide x 4 9/16" deep for a vertical quarter page
  • 7 3/16 wide x 2 1/4" deep for a horizontal quarter page

Thus, you have the choice of having vertical or horizontal half pages and quarter pages.

Since the journal is a quarterly, the closing dates for ads are as follows: March 15 for the April issue, June 15 for the July issue, Sept. 15 for the October issue, and Dec. 15 for the January issue.

Payment may be made when you place the ad or we can send you an invoice. Payment may be made online at or send a check or money order, made out to Ohio University, to Michael Sweeney, Journalism History, E. W. School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701.

Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

For permission to use copyrighted material before Vol. 16:3-4, please contact the Department of Journalism, California State University-Northridge, Northridge, Calif. 91330-0001. For permission to use copyrighted material from Vol. 16:3-4 to 26, please contact the Hank Greenspun School of Communication, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Box 455007, 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, Nev. 89154-507.