Scholar Scott Peterson describes the colorful news coverage of an 1860 match between John C. Heenan and Tom Sayers for the bare-knuckle boxing championship of the world.
Researcher Denise Hill provides an overdue spotlight on African-American public relations practitioners, including Ida B. Wells, Henry Lee Moon, Moss Kendrix and Inez Kaiser.
Scholar Ava Sirrah discusses her research on the history of native advertisements in American news media, from Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.
Author Mark Feldstein discusses the nasty relationship between President Richard Nixon and investigative journalist Jack Anderson as well as the many criticisms leveled against the news media by President Donald Trump.
William David Sloan reviews his career as the prolific author of almost 50 books on the news media, including his role as editor of “The Media in America,” the leading textbook of mass communication history.
A doctor accused of viciously murdering his wife was ultimately acquitted after a 1966 Supreme Court ruling blamed a "carnival atmosphere" created by reporters. But that wasn't the end of the story. Professor Erin Coyle discusses this critical turning point in media-law history.
In 1830 Salem, the murder of a sea captain created a media frenzy that can still provide lessons for journalists today. James Farrell of the University of New Hampshire discusses this early study in pre-trial publicity.