Press Criticism

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Berry, David, and John Theobald, eds.  Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Genealogy.  New York: Black Rose Books, 2006.

Blanchard, Margaret A.  “Press Criticism and National Reform Movements: The Progressive Era and New Deal.” Journalism History 5 (Summer 1978): 33.

Brown, Lee.  The Reluctant Reformation: On Criticizing the Press in America.  New York: McKay, 1974.

Brown, Pamela A.  “George Seldes and the Winter Soldier Brigade: The Press Criticism of In Fact, 1940-1950.”  American Journalism 6:2 (1989): 86-102. 

Canada, Mark.  “The Critique of Journalism in Sister Carrie.”  American Literary Realism 42:3 (Spring 2010): 227-242.

Coyle, Erin.  “The Moral Duty of Publicity: Louis Dembitz Brandeis’ Crusades for Reform in the Press and Public Affairs, 1890-1916.”  Journalism History 35:3 (Fall 2009): 162-167.

Coyle, Erin K.  “E. L. Godkin’s Criticism of the Penny Press: Antecedents to a Legal Right to Privacy.”  American Journalism 31:2 (Spring 2014): 262-282.

Ferré, John P. “The Dubious Heritage of Media Ethics: Cause-and-Effect Criticism in the 1890s.” American Journalism 5, no. 4 (1988): 191–203.

Ghiglione, Loren.  Radio’s Revolution: Don Hollenbeck’s CBS Views the Press.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Goldstein, Tom, ed.  Killing the Messenger: 100 Years of Media Criticism.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1989. 

Goodman, David. “The Tentacles of a Mighty Octopus: Right Populist Critiques of Early American Network Broadcasting.” Media History 20 (June 2014): 254–268.  

Harrison, Stanley L.  “The Wayward Press Revisited: The Contributions of Robert Benchley.”  Journalism History 19 (1993): 19-25.

Hausman, Linda Weiner.  “Criticism of the Press in U.S. Periodicals, 1900-1939: An Annotated Bibliography.”  Journalism Monographs No. 4 (August 1967).

Herbst, Susan.  “Assessing Public Opinion in the 1930s-1940s: Retrospective Views of Journalists.” Journalism Quarterly 67 (1990): 943-49.

Hudson, Robert V.  “Will Irwin’s Pioneering Criticism of the Press.”  Journalism Quarterly 47 (Summer 1970): 263-271.

Irwin, Will.  Propaganda and the News, or What Makes you Think So?  New York: Whittlesey House, 1936.

Lebvic, Sam.  “When the ‘Mainsteam Media’ was Conservative: Media Criticism in the Age of Reform,” in Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America, eds. Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

Lehmann, Chris.  “A. J. Liebling and the Plight of Press Criticism.”  Raritan 26 (Summer 2006): 137–51.

Liebling, A.J.  The Wayward Pressman.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1947.

Liebling, A.J.  Mink and Red Herring: The Wayward Pressman’s Casebook.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1949.

Liebling, A. J.  The Press.  New York: Ballantine, 1961.

McChesney, Robert W., and Ben Scott.  Our Unfree Press: One Hundred Years of Radical Media Criticism.  New York: New Press, 2004.

Marzlof, Marion T.  Civilizing Voices: American Press Criticism 1880-1950.  New York: Longman, 1991. 

Midura, Edmund.  “An Evaluation of A.J. Liebling’s Performance as Critic of the Press.”  PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 1969. 

Midura, Edmund M.  “A.J. Liebling: The Wayward Pressman as Critic.”  Journalism Monographs 33 (April 1974).

Nemeth, Neil.  “From Reporting Sleuth to Pioneer in Media Accountability: The Career of the New York World’s Isaac D. White.”  American Journalism 25:3 (Summer 2008): 7-29.

Ranley, Donald P.  “The Challengers: Social Pressures on the Press, 1965-1975.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Missouri, 1975.

Reynolds, Amy & Hicks, Gary. Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era. Los Angeles: Litwin Books, 2011.

Rodgers, Ronald R.  “The Problems of Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography of Press Criticism in Editor & Publisher, 1901-1923.”  Media History Monographs 9:2 (2007): 1-40.

Rodgers, Ronald R.  “Collier’s Criticism of the Press During the Norman Hapgood Years, 1902 to 1913.”  American Journalism 25:4 (Fall 2008): 7-36.

Steffens, Lincoln.  The $ystem: Journalism 1897-1920.  Tom Streissguth, ed.  Archive of American Journalism, 2014. 

Trammell, James Young. “The Power of Religious Media Criticism: An Analysis of the Christian Film and Television Commission, 1985–2005.”  PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 2007.

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