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Feldstein, Mark. “Fighting Quakers: The 1950s Battle Between Richard Nixon and Drew Pearson.” Journalism History 30:2 (Summer 2004): 76-90.
Feldstein, Mark. “Free Press Wins in Underhanded Fashion: Columnist Drew Pearson’s Blackmail of General Douglas McArthur.” American Journalism 49:4 (Fall 2022): 392-418.
Feltman, Brian K. “Legitimizing Justice: The American Press and the International Military Tribunal, 1945-1946.” Historian 66:2 (2004): 300-319.
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Fordham, Helen. “Subversive Voices: George Seldes and Mid-Twentieth Century Muckraking.” American Journalism 33:4 (Fall 2016): 424-441.
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Fousek, John. To Lead the Free World: American Nationalism and the Cultural Roots of the Cold War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Friedman, Andrea. “The Smearing of Joe McCarthy: The Lavender Scare, Gossip, and Cold War Politics” American Quarterly 57 (Dec. 2005): 1105–29.
Frost, Jennifer. “‘Good Riddance to Bad Company’: Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Campaign against Charlie Chaplin, 1940–1952.” Australasian Journal of American Studies (Ipswich) 26 (December 2007): 74–88.
Frost, Jennifer. “Hollywood Gossip as Public Sphere: Hedda Hopper, Reader-Respondents, and the Red Scare, 1947–1965.” Cinema Journal 50 (Winter 2011): 84–103.
Garst, Robert E. The Newspaper: Its Making and Its Meaning. New York: Scribner’s, 1945.
Gendzel, Glen. “Pride, Wrath, Glee, and Fear: Emotional Responses to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the Catholic Press, 1950–1954.” American Catholic Studies 120: 2 (Summer 2009): 27-52.
Gienow-Hecht, Jessica. Transmission Impossible: American Journalism as Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany, 1945-1955. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
Gilbert, James B. A Cycle of Outrage: America’s Reaction to the Juvenile Delinquent in the 1950s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Glende, Philip M. “Victor Riesel: Labor’s Worst Friend.” Journalism History 44: 4 (Winter 2019): 241-251.
Godfried, Nathan. “Between Human Welfare and National Security: William S. Gailmor and Popular Front Journalism in the Cold War, 1950-1952.” American Journalism 34:2 (Spring 2017): 152-178.
Gonzalez-Sobrina, Bianca, and Matthew W. Hughey. “All the Puertorriquenidad That’s Fit to Print: Un-American Racial Citizens in the New York Times (1948-1958).” Critical Sociology 43:7/8 (2017): 1009-1028.
Grierson, Don. “Battling Censors, Chiding Home Office: Harrison Salisbury’s Russian Assignment.” Journalism Quarterly 64 (1987): 313-16.
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Heflin, Kristen. “The Future Will Be Televised: Newspaper Industry Voices and the Rise of Television News.” American Journalism 27 (Spring 2010) 87–110.
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