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New York State

Carroll, Margaret Lasch.  “Martin Glynn’s Newspaper Editorials: Constructing Albany’s Answers to the Irish Questions, 1913-1924.” Nordic Irish Studies 14 (2015): 111-125.

Cressman, Dale.  “From Newspaper Row to Times Square: The Dispersal and Contested Identity of an Imagined Journalistic Community.”  Journalism History 34:4 (Winter 2009): 182-193.   NY City 

Dillon, Michael J. “From Populist to Patrician: Edward H. Butler’s Buffalo News and the Crisis of Labor, 1877-1892.” American Journalism 16:1 (1999): 41-58.

Follet, Frederick.  History of the Press of Western New York.  reprint edition.  Harrison, NY: Harbor Hill Books, 1973.

Fox, Louis H.  “New York City Newspapers, 1820-1850: A Bibliography.”  Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America.  21, parts 1-2.  Chicago, 1927.

Hamilton, William W.  The Country Printer in New York State, 1785-1830.  Port Washington, NY: I.J. Friedman, 1964.

Morgan, David. The Capitol Press Corps: Newsmen and the Governing of New York State. New York: Praeger, 1978.

Roff, Sandra.  “Brooklyn New York’s Lost Publishing Past Revealed: 1806-1870. Journalism History 46:2 (June 2020): 165-180.

Sumpter, Randall S. “Sensation and Century: How Four New York Dailies Covered the End of the Nineteenth Century.” American Journalism 18:3 (2001): 81-100.


Abramosko, Donald J.  “Victor Lawson and the Chicago Weekly News: A Defeat.”  Journalism Quarterly 43 (Spring 1966): 43-48.

Andrews, Robert.  A Corner of Chicago.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1963.

Banning, Stephen A.  “Not Quite Professional: Bohemian and Elitist Newspaper Clubs in Nineteenth-Century Chicago.” Journalism History 40:1 (Spring 2014): 28-39.

Bekken, Jon E.  “Working Class Newspapers, Community, and Consciousness in Chicago, 1880-1930.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois, 1992.

Bekken, Jon. “Labor Confronts the Chicago Newspaper Trust.” Journalism History 18 (January 1992): 11-17.

Bekken, Jon E.  “The Chicago Newspaper Scene: An Ecological Perspective.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 74 (1997): 490-500.

Dewey Johns, Elizabeth.  “Chicago’s Papers and the News.”  PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 1942.

Dornfield, A.A. Behind the Front Page: The Story of the City News Bureau of Chicago.  Chicago: Academy, 1983.

Erickson, John Edward.  “Newspapers and Social Values: Chicago Journalism, 1890-1910.”  PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, 1973.

Fedler, Fred. “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow and Other Newspaper Tales About the Chicago Fire of 1871.” American Journalism 3 (1986): 24–38.

Green, N., S. Lacy, and Jean Folkerts.  “Chicago Journalists at the Turn of the Century: Bohemians All?”  Journalism Quarterly 66:4 (Winter 1989): 813-821.

Griffin, Dick, and Rob Warden, eds.  Done in a Day: 100 Years of Great Writing from the Chicago Daily News.  Chicago: Swallow Press, 1977.

Groeninger, David V.  “Chicago Imagined: The Role of Newspaper Columnists in Creating a City of the Mind, 1890–1930.”  PhD dissertation, Loyola University, 2005.

Junger, Richard. Becoming the Second City: Chicago’s Mass News Media, 1833-1898. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Klatt, Wayne.  Chicago Journalism: A History.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Lorenz, Larry. “The Whitechapel Club: Defining Chicago’s Journalists in the 19th Century.” American Journalism 15, no. 1 (1998): 83–102.

McPhaul, John J.  Deadlines and Moonshines: The Fabled World of Chicago Journalism.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962.

Mayer, Gordon.  “Party Rags?: Politics and the News Business in Chicago’s Party Press, 1831-71.”  Journalism History 32:3 (Fall 2006): 138-146.

Peterson, Paul V.  “The Chicago Daily Herald: Righting the Historical Record.”  Journalism Quarterly 46 (Winter 1970): 697-701.

Rapoport, Ron, ed.  From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago’s Best Sports Writing from the Tribune, Sun-Times, and Other Newspapers.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Schmidt, Royal.  “The Chicago Daily News and Illinois Politics, 1876-1920.” Phd dissertation, University of Chicago, 1957.

Sims, Norman H.  “The Chicago Style of Journalism.”  PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, 1979.

Solomonson, Katherine.  The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

East/New England

Boyd Hinds, Lynn.  Broadcasting the Local News: The Early Years of Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV.  University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.

Fassett, Frederick Garner.  A History of Newspapers in the District of Maine.  Orono: University of Maine Press, 1932.

Hamilton, Milton W.  The Country Printer.  Port Washington: I.J. Friedman, 1964.

Hixson, Richard F.  “The Founding of New Jersey’s First Permanent Newspaper.”  Journalism Quarterly 40 (Spring 1963): 233-235.

Humphrey, Carol Sue. “The Rhode Island Pillar: Rhode Island Newspapers and the Ratification of the Constitution.” Rhode Island History 52 (1994): 48-57.

Miller, Alan Robert.  The History of Current Maine Newspapers.  Lisbon Falls, ME: Eastland Press, 1978.

Morse, Jarvis M.  Connecticut Newspapers in the Eighteenth Century.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1935.

Preston, Dickson J.  Newspapers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Centerville, MD: Queen Anne Press, 1987.

Steirer, William.  “Philadelphia Newspapers: Years of Revolution and Transition, 1764-1974.”  PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1972.

Wyatt, James J. “Covering Suburbia: Newspapers, Suburbanization, and Social Change in the Postwar Philadelphia Region, 1945–1982.”  PhD dissertation, Temple University, 2012.

The South and Appalachia

Acheson, Sam.  News: 35,000 Days in Texas.  New York: Macmillan, 1938.

Allen, Charles L.  Country Journalism.  New York: Nelson, 1928.

Allsopp, Fred W.  History of the Arkansas Press for 100 Years and More.  Little Rock: Park-Harper Publishers, 1922.

Baker, Kathleen Ann.  “The Press that Cotton Built: Printing in Mobile, Alabama, 1850-1865.”  PhD dissertation, University of Alabama, 2004.

Cappon, James L.  Virginia Newspapers: A Bibliography and Historical Introduction.  New York: Appleton-Century, 1936.

Carter, Hodding.  Their Words Were Bullets: The Southern Press in War, Reconstruction, and Peace.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1970.

Casad, Dede W.  Texans Behind the News: Texas Journalists of the Twentieth Century.  Austin: Eakin Press, 2000.

Colistra, Rita. “The Rumble and the Dark: Regional Newspaper Framing of the Buffalo Creek Mine Disaster of 1972.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 16 (Spring–Fall 2010): 79–100.

Chute, Michael D.  “Clayton Thomas Rand and the Role of the Rural Press in the Development of Mississippi.”  PhD dissertation, Southern Mississippi, 2001.

Clark, E. Culpepper.  “Francis Warrington Dawson: The New South Revisited.” American Journalism 3:1 (1986): 5-23.  (Charleston News and Courier)

Clark, Thomas D.  The Southern Country Editor.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.

Cox, Patrick.  The First Texas News Barons.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Cumming, Doug.  The Southern Press: Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity.  Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2009.

Cumming, Douglas O.  “Ink and Blood: Dueling as an Occupational Hazard in Southern Journalism.”  Journalism History 44:1 (Spring 2018): 40-49.

Davies, David R., ed.  The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001.*

Davis, Harold E. “‘A Brave and Beautiful City’: Henry Grady and the New South.” American Journalism 5 (1988): 131–44.

Davis, Horance G., Jr.  “Pensacola Newspapers, 1821-1900.”  Florida Historical Quarterly 37 (1959): 419-445.

Dougan, Michael B.  Community Diaries: Arkansas Newspapering, 1819-2002.  August House Publishers, 2004.

Durham, Frank D.  “Anti-Communism, Race, and Structuration: Newspaper Coverage of the Labor and Desegregation Movements in the South, 1932-40 and 1953-61.” Journalism and Communication Monographs 4:2 (Summer 2002).

Ellison, Rhoda C.  “Newspaper Publishing in Frontier Alabama.”  Journalism Quarterly 23 (September 1946): 269-301.

Ellison, Rhoda C.  History and Bibliography of Alabama Newspapers of the Nineteenth Century.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1954.

Garrett Segura, Judith.  Belo: From Newspapers to New Media.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.  (Texas NP history)

Garrigus, Carl E.  “Profit and the Press: Georgia Newspapers from the Stamp Act to the Nullification Crisis.”  PhD dissertation, Georgia State University, 1997.

Gelsanliter, David.  Fresh Ink: Behind the Scenes at a Major Metropolitan Newspaper.  Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995. (Dallas Morning News)

Griffith, Louis Turner, and John Erwin Talmadge.  Georgia Journalism 1763-1950.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1951.

Grimes, Millard B.  The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and its Newspapers Since World War II.  Macon: Mercer University Press, 1985.

Hollis, Daniel Webster, III.  An Alabama Newspaper Tradition: Grover C. Hall and the Hall Family.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1983.

Jean, Susan. “‘Warrented’ Lynchings: Narratives of Mob Violence in Southern White Newspapers, 1880–1940.” American Nineteenth Century History (London) 6 (September 2005): 351–72.

Johnson, Delores M. “Not a Story to be Told: Discourse, Race, and Myth in Huntington, West Virginia Newspapers, 1872-1972.” PhD dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1995.

King, William L.  The Newspaper Press of Charleston, South Carolina.  Charleston: Lucas and Richardson, 1882.

Lauchlan, Angus.  “The Texas Liberal Press and the Image of White Texas Masculinity, 1938–63.”  Southwestern Historical Quarterly 110 (April 2007): 487–512.

Leich, Jean F. “A History of Newspapers in Lincoln Parish, 1873-1923.” North Louisiana Historical Association Journal8:2 (Winter 1977): 81-86.

McMullan, T. N.  Louisiana Newspapers, 1794-1961.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1965.

McMurtrie, Douglas C.  Early Printing in New Orleans, 1764-1810.  New Orleans: Searcy and Pfaff, 1929.

McMurtrie, Douglas C.  “Pioneer Printing in Georgia.”  Georgia Historical Quarterly 16:2 (1932): 77-113.

McNeely, Patricia.  Fighting Words: The History of the Media in South Carolina.  Columbia: South Carolina Press Association, 1998.

Makar, Scott D.  “Free Press in 1940s Florida: Pennekamp v. Florida.”  Journal of Supreme Court History 42:3 (November 2017): 295-313.

Margolies, Daniel S.  Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization.  Knoxville: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.

Merriwether, James B., ed.  South Carolina Journals and Journalists.  Spartanburg: Southern Studies Program, University of South Carolina, 1975.

Mooney, Jack. Printers in Appalachia: The International Printing Pressmen and Assistant’s Union in North America, 1907-1967.  Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Press, 1993.

NeCamp, Samantha. “The Hazel Green Herald and the ‘Idea of Appalachia.’” Journal of Appalachian Studies 17 (Spring–Fall 2011): 66–84.

Osthaus, Carl R. Partisans of the Southern Press: Editorial Spokesmen of the Nineteenth Century.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.

Parry, Janine A., and Dusty Higgins.  “Arkansas’s Cartoon Campaign Advertisements, 1942-1970.”  Arkansas Historical Quarterly 77:3 (Autumn 2018): 208-249.  Political ads

Risley, Ford. “The Savannah Morning News as a Penny Paper: Independent, but Hardly Neutral.” American Journalism16:4 (1999): 19-36.

Simpson, Edgar. “Pressing the Press: W.E. Chilton’s Investigation of Newspaper Owners.” Journalism History 36:4 (Winter 2011): 196-206.   Charleston, West Virginia

Skates, John Ray.  “From Enchantment to Disillusionment: A Southern Editor Views the New Deal.”  Southern Quarterly 5 (1967): 363-380.

Stafford, Thomas.  Afflicting the Comfortable: Journalism and Politics in West Virginia.  Morgantown: University of West Virginia Press, 2005.

Stem, Thad, Jr.  Tar Heel Press.  Charlotte: Heritage Printers, 1973.

Stroupe, Henry S.  The Religious Press in the South Atlantic States, 1802-1865.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1956.

Teel, Leonard Ray. “W.A. Scott and the Atlanta World.” American Journalism 6, no. 3 (1989): 158–78.

Tobin, Sidney.  “The Early New Deal in Baton Rouge as Viewed by the Daily Press.”  Louisiana History 10 (1969): 307-337.

Underwood, James Lowell.  Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press.  Charleston: University of South Carolina Press, 2013.

Wheeler, Joseph Towne.  The Maryland Press, 1777-1790.  Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1938.

Williams, King E.  The Press of Alabama: A History of the Alabama Press Association.  Birmingham: Alabama Press Association, 1997.

Woody, Robert H.  The Republican Press of South Carolina.  Charlottesville: Historical Publishing Co., 1936.

Zimmer, Roxanne M.  “The Urban Daily Press: Baltimore, 1797-1816.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1982.

The “Frontier,” the Midwest, and the West 

Abbott, Carl.  Boosters and Businessmen: Popular Economic Thought and Urban Growth in the Antebellum Middle West. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Ahmad, Diana. “Virginia City’s Fledgling Police Force Takes on Journalists and Opium, 1870s–1880s.” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 54 (nos. 1–4, 2011): 126–141.

Alinsky, Marvin.  “Arizona’s First Newspaper, The Weekly Arizonan, 1859.” New Mexico Historical Review 34 (April 1959): 134-143.

Allen, Charles L.  Country Journalism.  New York: Nelson, 1928.

Alter, J. Cecil.  Early Utah Journalism.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970.  reprint of 1936 edition.

Armstrong, Robert D.  “‘Impenetrable Obscurity’: The Comptroller, the Secretary, and Territorial Printing.”  Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 99 (September 2005): 411–25.

Armstrong, Robert D. “‘I Scornfully Rejected the Terms’: Wyoming Territory’s Public Printing, 1870–74.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 101 (March 2007): 73–89.

Ashton Jr., Wendell.  Voice in the West: Biography of a Frontier Newspaper.  New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1950.   Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah

Berardi, Gayle K., and Thomas W. Segady. “The Development of African-American Newspapers in the American West: A Sociohistorical Perspective”. The Journal of Negro History. 75: 3/4 (1990): 96–111.

Barker, Eugene C.  “Notes on Early Texas Newspapers, 1819-1836.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21:2 (October 1917): 127-144.

Bennion, Sherlyn Cox. Equal to the Occasion: Women Editors of the Nineteenth Century West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1990.

Berens, Charlyne, and Nancy Mitchell. “Parallel Tracks, Same Terminus: The Role of Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Railroads in the Settlement of Nebraska.” Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Fall 2009): 287–300.

Bernhardt, Mark.  “The Selling of Sex, Sleaze, Scuttlebutt, and other Shocking Sensations: The Evolution of New Journalism in San Francisco, 1887-1900.” American Journalism 28:3 (Fall 2011): 111-142.

Black, Susan Easton.  “The Frontier Guardian.”  BYU Studies 49:1 (2010): 135-159.

Blumberg, Nathan B.  A Century of Montana Journalism.  Missoula: Mountain Press Co., 1971.

Boles, Frank. “Michigan Newspapers: A Two-Hundred-Year Review.” Michigan Historical Review 36 (Spring 2010): 31–69.

Brier, Warren J., and Nathan Blumberg.  A Century of Montana Journalism.  Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1971.

Brinegar, David F.  “Arizona’s First Chain Journalists.”  Journal of Arizona History 24 (Spring 1983): 73-88.

Butler, James H.  “Indiana Newspapers, 1829-1860.”  Indiana Magazine of History 22 (September 1926): 297-333.

Cloud, Barbara. The Business of Newspapers on the Western Frontier. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1992.

Cloud, Barbara.  The Coming of the Frontier Press: How the West was Really Won.  Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Collins, Ross F.  “Cattle Barons and Ink Slingers: How Cow Country Journalists Created a Great American Myth.”  American Journalism 24:3 (Summer 2007): 7-29.

Connelley, William E.  History of Kansas Newspapers: A History of the Newspapers and Magazines Published in Kansas from the Organization of Kansas Territory, 1854, to January 1, 1916.  Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1916.

Cottman, George S.  “The Early Newspapers of Indiana.”  Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History 2:3 (September 1906): 107-121.

Dagenais, Julie.  “Newspaper Language as an Active Agent in the Building of a Frontier Town.” American Speech 42-2 (May 1967): 114-121.

Dary, David.  Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West.  New York: Knopf, 1998.

Davidson, Levette Jay.  “O.J. Goldrick, Pioneer Journalist.” Colorado Magazine 8 (January 1936): 26-37.

Doll, Louis W.  A History of Newspapers of Ann Arbor, 1829-1920.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1958.

Eldredge, Michael S. “William Glasmann: Ogden’s Progressive Newspaperman and Politician.” Utah Historical Quarterly 81 (Fall 2013): 304–324.

Endres, Fred F.  “We Want Money and Must Have it: Profile of an Ohio Weekly, 1841-1847.”  Journalism History 7 (Summer 1980): 68-71.

Evans, James F.  “Clover Leaf: The Good Luck Chain, 1899-1973.”  Journalism Quarterly 46 (Autumn 1969): 482-491.  Midwest regional newspaper chain

Fowler, Giles. “Unsung Jazz: How Kansas City Papers Missed the Story.” Journalism History 22:2 (Summer 1996): 64-72.

Fridtjof Halaas, David.  Boom Town Newspapers: Journalism of the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier, 1854-1881.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981.

Friesen, Ruth.  “Newspapers Spread the News from Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Trail.”  Wagon Tracks 34:2 (February 2020): 13-21.

Fry, John J. “Good Farming-Clear Thinking-Right Living: Midwestern Farm Newspapers, Social Reform, and Rural Readers in the Early Twentieth Century.” Agricultural History 78:1 (Winter 2004): 34-49.

Fry, John J.  The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920.  New York: Routledge, 2005.

Garfrerick, Beth H.  “A History of Weekly Community Newspapers in the United States.” PhD dissertation, University of Alabama, 2009.

Garfrerick, Beth.  “Syndicates Attempt to Sway Public Opinion as a ‘Silent Partner’ of the Country Press, 1900-1950.” Journalism History 46:1 (2020): 16-31.

Garza, Melita M.  “Sword and Cross in San Antonio: Reviving the Spanish Conquest in Depression-Era News Coverage.”  Journalism History 39:4 (Winter 2014): 198-207.

Gilluly, Sam.  The Press Gang: A Century of Montana Newspapers, 1885-1985.  Helena: Montana Press Association, 1985.

Gragg, Larry Dale. “Protecting a City’s Image: The Death of Las Vegas Beat, 1961.” Studies in Popular Culture 34 (Fall 2011): 1–22.

Gribben, Brian. “Waving the Bloody Newsprint: Partisan Coverage of Populism in Ellis County, Kansas, 1891–1896.” Heritage of the Great Plains 44 (Summer 2011): 5–13.

Gurian, Jay.  “Sweetwater Journalism and Western Myth.” Annals of Wyoming 36 (April 1964): 79-88.

Gutgesell, Stephen, ed.  Guide to Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1973.  Columbus, 1974.

Hage, George S.  Newspapers on the Minnesota Frontier, 1849-1860.  St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1967.

Halaas, David F.  Boomtown Newspapers: Journalism on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981.

Hall, Martin H.  “The Mesilla Times, A Journal of Confederate Arizona.”  Arizona and the West 5 (Winter 1963): 337-351.

Hamilton, James F.  “Newspapers, Migration, and Small Town Culture.” Journalism History 14 (Spring 1987): 78-85.

Hartley, Robert E. “The East St. Louis Journal and Its Soldiers in the War on Crime, 1945–1965.” Journal of Illinois History 13 (Autumn 2010): 166–188.

Hedges, Andrew H.  “News from Salt Lake, 1847-1849.”  Utah Historical Quarterly 84:3 (Summer 2016): 216-235.

Heuterman, Thomas H.  “Assessing the ‘Press on Wheels:’ Individualism in Frontier Journalism.”  Journalism Quarterly 53 (Autumn 1976): 423-428.

Highton, Jake.  Nevada Newspaper Days: A History of Journalism in the Silver State.  Tracy, CA: Heritage West Books, 1990.

Homsher, Lola.  A Guide to Wyoming Newspapers, 1867-1967.  Cheyenne: Wyoming State Library, 1971.

Hooper, Osman C.  The History of Ohio Journalism, 1793-1933.  New York: Macmillan, 1924.

Houseman, Robert L.  “Early Montana Territorial Journalism as a Reflection of the Frontier in the New Northwest.” PhD dissertation, University of Missouri, 1934.

Houseman, Robert L.  “The Frontier Journals of Western Montana.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 29 (July 1938): 269-275.

Huefner, Michael S., and Shauna Anderson Young. “Joseph E. Johnson: Author of Frontier News, Promotion, and Progress.” Great Plains Quarterly 33 (Summer 2013): 141–159.

Hufford, Kenneth.  The Arizona Gazette, a Forgotten Voice in Arizona Journalism.” Journal of Arizona History 7 (Winter 1966): 182-187.

Hufford, Kenneth.  “P.W. Dooner: Pioneer Editor in Tucson.” Arizona and the West 10 (Spring 1968): 25-42.

Huntzicker, William E.  “Historians and the American Frontier Press.” American Journalism 5 (1988): 28-47.

Johnson, Michael K.  Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African-American West.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.

Karolovitz, Robert F.  Newspapering in the Old West.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1965.

Karolovitz, Robert F.  With a Shirt Tail Full of Type: The Story of Newspaper in South Dakota.  Brookings: South Dakota Press Association, 1982.

Katz, William A.  “The Western Printer and His Publications, 1850-1890.”  Journalism Quarterly 44 (Winter 1967): 708-714.

Keen, Elizabeth.  ” Wyoming Frontier Newspapers.”  Annals of Wyoming 33 (October 1961): 133-158.

Keen, Elizabeth.  “Wyoming Frontier Newspapers: The Newspapermen.”  Annals of Wyoming 34 (April 1962): 61-84.

Kerstetter, Todd.  “Mobocratic Feeling”: Religious Outsiders, the Popular Press, and the American West.”  American Journalism 20:1 (Winter 2003): 57-72.

Kingenfelter, Richard E., and Karen Rix Gash.  The Newspapers of Nevada: A History and Bibliography, 1854-1979.  Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1984.

Kinley, Kylie. “Growing Up on the Farm: Nebraska Farm Youth Pages, 1904–1965.” Nebraska History 90 (Winter 2009): 170–179. 

Kirk, Andrew Taylor.  “Dens of Hell in the Cities of Zion: Newspaper Coverage of Opium Abuse in Territorial Utah, 1869-96.” Journalism History 35:4 (Winter 2010): 229-237.

Knight, Oliver.  “The Owyhee Avalanche: The Frontier Newspaper as Catalyst in Social Change.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 58 (April 1967): 74-81.

Kokeny, Andrea.  “The Construction of Anglo-American Identity in the Republic of Texas, as Reflected in the Telegraph and Texas Register.”  Journal of the Southwest 46:2 (Summer 2004): 282-308.

Lent, John A.  “The Press on Wheels: A History of the Frontier Index.” Journal of the West 10 (1971): 662-699.

Lingenfelter, Richard E., and Karen Rix Gash.  The Newspapers of Nevada: A History and Bibliography.  Salt Lake City: University of Nevada Press, 1984.

Lorenz, Alfred Lawrence.  “Out of Sorts and Out of Cash:’  Problems of Publishing in Wisconsin Territory, 1833-1848.”  Journalism History 3 (Summer 1976): 34-39, 63.

Lutrell, Estelle.  Newspapers and Periodicals of Arizona, 1859-1911.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1950.

Lynn, William H.  The Pioneer Editor in Missouri.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1965.

Lyon, William H.  “The Significance of Newspapers on the American Frontier.”  Journal of the West (1980): 3-13.

Lyon, William H.  Those Old Yellow Dog Days: Frontier Journalism in Arizona 1859-1912.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

McEnteer, James.  Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.

McLaws, Monte B.  Spokesman for the Kingdom: Early Mormon Journalism and Desert News, 1830-1898.  Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1977.

McMurtrie, Douglas C. “The History of Early Printing in New Mexico, with a Bibliography of Known Issues, 1834-1860.” New Mexico Historical Review 4 (October 1929): 372-410.

McMurtrie, Douglas C., and Albert H. Allen.  Early Printing in Colorado.  Denver: Hirschfield Press, 1935.

McMurtrie, Douglas C. “The Public Printing of the First Territorial Legislature of Colorado.” Colorado Magazine 13 (March 1936): 72-78.

McNay, John T.  “Breaking the Copper Collars: Press Freedom, Professionalism, and the History of Montana Journalism.”  American Journalism 25:1 (winter 2008): 99-123.

McWilliams, James.  Mark Twain in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1874-1891.  Albany: Winston Publishing Co., 1997.

Mahoney, Timothy R.  “The Rise and Fall of the Booster Ethos in Dubuque, 1850-1861.”  Annals of Iowa 61 (Fall 2002): 371-419.

Marshall, Lawrence W.  “Early Denver History as Told by Contemporary Newspaper Advertisements.” Colorado Magazine 8 (September 1931): 161-173.

Meyers, John M.  Print in a Wild Land.  Garden City: Doubleday, 1967.   

Miles, George.  “The Press in the West: A Roundup of Recent Work.”  Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 99 (September 2005): 445–58.

Miner, Craig.  “Editor Clumer Buys a Press.” Kansas History 30 (Summer 2007): 92–111.

Moehring, Eugene P.  “Promoting the Varied Interests of the New and Rising Community: The Booster Press on Nevada’s Mining Frontier, 1859-1885.”  Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 42 (Summer 1999): 91-118.

Mueller, James E.  Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.

Myers, Rex.  “Montana Editors and the Custer Battle.” Montana: A Magazine of Western History 26 (April 1976): 18-31.

Nichols, Roger L.  “Printers’ Ink and Red Skins: Western Newspapermen and the Indians.”  Kansas Quarterly 3 (Fall 1971): 82-88.

Norris, Wendell W.  “The Transient Frontier Weekly as a Stimulant to Homesteading.” Journalism Quarterly 30 (Winter 1953): 44-48.

Norton, Wesley.  Religious Newspapers of the Old Northwest to 1861.  Athens: Ohio University Press, 1977.

Oehlerts, Donald E., Comp.  A Guide to Colorado Newspapers, 1859-1963.  Denver: Bibliographical Center For Research, 1964.

Oehlerts, Donald E.  Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers: 1833-2000.  Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2002.

Perkin, Robert L.  The First Hundred Years: An Informal History of Denver and the Rocky Mountain News. New York: Doubleday, 1959.

Pfeiffer, Benjamin. “The Role of Joseph E. Jonson and His Pioneer Newspapers in the Development of Territorial Nebraska.” Nebraska History 40 (June 1979): 119-136.

Purcell, George W. “A Survey of Early Newspapers in the Middle Western States.” Indiana Magazine of History 20:4 (December 1924): 347-363.

Reed, V. Delbert.  “A Last Hurrah for the Frontier Press.” American Journalism 6 (1989): 65-85.

Reilly, Hugh J. Native American: Yesterday and Today: The Frontier Newspapers and the Convergence of the Plains Indian Wars. (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010)

Russell, F.A.  “The Newspaper and Periodical Publishing Industry in Illinois from 1880-1915.”  PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, 1916.

Russo, David J. “The Origins of Local News in the U.S. Country Press, 1840s-1870s.” Journalism Monographs, no. 65 (Feb. 1980).

Savage, William W.  “Newspapers and Local History: A Critique of Robert R. Dykstra’s The Cattle Towns.” Journal of the West 10 (July 1971): 572-577.

Scharlott, Bradford W.  “The Influence of the Telegraph on Wisconsin Newspaper Growth.”  Journalism Quarterly 66 (Autumn 1989): 710-715.

Schmitt, Jo Ann.  Fighting Editors: The Story of Editors Who Faced Six-shooters with Pens and Won.  San Antonio: The Nagler Co., 1958.

Scott, Frank W.  Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879.  Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910.

Seigel, Peggy.  “A ‘Fearless Editor’ in a Changing World: Fort Wayne’s Jesse Greene.”  Indiana Magazine of History 113:4 (December 2017): 309-340.

Shulman, Stuart W. “The Progressive Era Farm Press: A Primer on a Neglected Source of Journalism History.” Journalism History 25:1 (Spring 1999): 26-35.

Sibley, Marilyn M.  Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers Before the Civil War.  College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1983.

Sim, John C.  The Grass Roots Press: America’s Community Press.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1969.

Simpson, Lee M. A., ed.  “Boosterism in the West.”  Journal of the West 42 (Fall 2003).  Special Issue

Sloan, Wm. David. “The Frontier Press, 1800-1900: Personal Journalism or Paltry Business?” in Perspectives in Mass Communication History.  Hillsdale, NJ, 1991.

Stratton, Porter A.  The Territorial Press of New Mexico, 1834-1912.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1969.

Swibold, Dennis.  “Anaconda Sheds Its Press: The Story behind the Company’s Decision to Sell Its Newspapers.”  Montana 56 (Summer 2006): 2–15.

Swibold, Dennis L.  Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics, and the Montana Press, 1889-1959.  Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2006.

Thornton, Vic.  “Tucson’s Pioneer Newspaper.” Arizona Highways 20 (January 1944): 37-40.

Tórrez, Robert J., ed.  New Mexico in 1876-1877: A Newspaperman’s View; The Travels and Reports of William D. Dawson. Los Ranchos de Albuquerque: Rio Grande Books, 2007.

Towne, Jackson E.  “Some Suggestive Characteristics of Early Western Journalism.” Arizona and the West 1 (Winter 1959): 352-357.

Towne, Jackson E.  “Printing in New Mexico Beyond Santa Fe and Taos, 1848-1875.” New Mexico Historical Review 35 (April 1960): 109-117.

Tracy, James F.  “From Blueprint to Reality: The Dubuque Leader‘s Transformation under Cooperative Ownership.”  American Journalism 19 (Fall 2002): 95-119.

Turner, Wallace R.  “Frank Hall: Colorado Journalist, Public Servant, and Historian.” Colorado Magazine 53 (Fall 1976): 328-351.

Underhill, Lonnie E.  “The Autobiography of a Frontier Newspaper.”  Journal of Arizona History 56:2 (Summer 2015): 111-144.  Weekly Epitaph of Tombstone, AZ

Underhill, Lonnie E.  “Thomas Gardiner: Pioneer Journalist.”  Journal of the West 56:4 (Fall 2017): 97-107.   Arizona Quarterly Illustrated

Vergobbi, David J.  “Oh, That Proper Mix: Selective Boosterism on the North Idaho Mining Frontier Society.” American Journalism 14:3-4 (1997): 475-94. 

Von Ende Lappin, Zoe.  “Pete Savage and the Iron River Pioneer.”  Wisconsin Magazine of History 101:1 (Autumn 2017): 4-13.

Wagner, Henry R.  “The New Mexico Spanish Press.” New Mexico Historical Review 12: January 1937): 1-40.

Watson, Elmo Scott.  “The Indian Wars and the Press, 1866-1867.” Journalism Quarterly 17 (December 1940): 301-312.

Wells, Jeff.  “J.N. Rogers, the Jacksboro Rural Citizen, and the Roots of Farmers’ Alliance Journalism in Texas, 1881-1886.”  Southwestern Historical Quarterly 121:1 (July 2017): 29-56.

Willard, James F.  “Spreading the News of the Early Discoveries of Gold in Colorado.” Colorado Magazine 6 (May 1929): 98-104.

Wirth, Eileen.  From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism.  Lincoln: Bison Books, 2013.

Zimmerman, Richard Z.  Plain Dealing: Ohio Politics and Journalism.  Kent: Kent State University Press, 2006. 

Pacific Coast

Baldasty, Gerald J.  Vigilante Newspapers: A Tale of Sex, Religion, and Murder in the Northwest.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Belknap, George N.  “Oregon Sentinel Extras, 1858-1864.”  Pacific Northwest Quarterly 70 (October 1979): 178-

Brier, Warren J.  “A History of Newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-1896.”  PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 1967.

Bruce, John R.  Gaudy Century: The Story of San Francisco’s Hundred Years of Robust Journalism.  New York: Random House, 1943.

Carey, Arthur C.  “Effects of the Pony Express and the Transcontinental Telegraph Upon Selected California Newspapers.” Journalism Quarterly 51 (Summer 1974): 320-323.

Carter, John Benton.  “Before the Telegraph: The News Service of the San Francisco Bulletin, 1855-1861.”  Pacific Historical Review 11 (September 1942): 301-317.

Chandler, Robert J.  “The California News-Telegraph Monopoly 1860-1870.”  Southern California Quarterly 58 (Winter 1976): 459-484.

Chapin, Helen Geracimos.  “From Makaweki to Kohala: The Plantation Newspapers of Hawaii.”  Hawaiian Journal of History 23 (1989): 170-195.

Chapin, Helen Geracimos.  Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawaii.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.

Chiu, Herman B. “Power of the Press: How Newspapers in Four Communities Erased Thousands of Chinese From Oregon History.” American Journalism 16:1 (1999): 59-77.

Corr, O. Casey.  King: The Bullitts of Seattle and Their Communications Empire. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.

Cronin Lamonica, Mary. “Fighting for the Farmers: The Pacific Northwest’s Nonpartisan League Newspapers.”  Journalism History 23:3 (Summer 1997): 126-136.

Ethington, Philip J.  The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. (Chapter on newspaper press)

Firebaugh, Dorothy Gile.  “The Sacramento Union: Voice of California, 1851-1875.”  Journalism Quarterly 30 (Summer 1953): 321-330.

Gottlieb, Robert, and Irene Wolt.  Thinking Big: The Story of the Los Angeles Times, Its Publishers, and Their Influence on Southern California.  New York: Putnam, 1977. 

Hall, Mark W.  “The San Francisco Chronicle: Its Fight for the 1879 Constitution.”  Journalism Quarterly 46 (Autumn 1969): 505-510.

Hall, Mark W.  “Journalism in California: The Pioneer Period, 1831-1849.”  Journal of the West 10 (October 1971): 624-636.

Hall, Mark W.  “1831-49: The Pioneer Period for Newspapers in California.”  Journalism Quarterly 49 (Winter 1972): 648-655.

Jacoby, Alfred.  “A Faithful Mirror: The Founding of the San Diego Union.”  Journal of San Diego History 64:1 (Winter 2018): 45-68.

Jolly, Michelle E.  “The Price of Vigilance: Gender, Politics, and the Press in Early San Francisco.”  Pacific Historical Review 73 (November 2004): 541-579.

Kemble, Edward C.  A History of California Newspapers 1846-1858.  Los Gatos: Talisman Press, 1962.

McKay, Floyd J.  Reporting the Pacific Northwest: An Annotated Bibliography of Journalism History in Oregon and Washington.  Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 2004.

McKay, Floyd J.  An Editor for Oregon: Charles A. Sprague and the Politics of Change. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1998.

Meany, Edmond S.  Newspapers of the Washington Territory.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1923.

Norton McCorkle, Julia.  “A History of Los Angeles Journalism.”  Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California 10: 1/2 (1915-1916): 24-43.

Ponder, Stephen E.  “Conservation, Community Economics, and Newspapering: The Seattle Press and the Forest Reserves Controversy of 1897.” American Journalism 3:1 (1986): 50-60.

Pratte, Alf.  “Ke Alaka’i: The Leadership Role of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in the Hawaiian Statehood Movement.” American Journalism 2:1 (1985): 65-78.

Read, Simon.  War of Words: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder.  New York: Union Square Press, 2009.  (SF Chronicle)

Rutenbeck, Jeffrey B. “The Rhetoric of Independence and Boosterism in Late Nineteenth-Century California Journalism.” American Journalism 13:4 (1996): 456-474.

Simpson, Roger. “Seattle Newsboys.” Journalism History 18 (January 1992): 18-25.

Splitter, Henry W.  “Newspapers of Los Angeles: The First Fifty Years, 1851-1900.”  Journal of the West 2 (October 1963): 435-458.

Stein, Harry H.  “Printers and Press Operators: The Oregonian Remembered.”  Oregon Historical Quarterly 115:2 (Summer 2014): 208-223.

Stevens, Errol Wayne. “Two Radicals and Their Los Angeles: Harrison Gray Otis and Job Harriman.” California History 86: 3 (2009): 44–64.

Turnbull, George S.  A History of Oregon Newspapers.  Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1936.

Wagner, Rob L.  Red Ink, White Lies: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles Newspapers, 1920-1962. Upland, CA: Dragonfly Press, 2000.

Young, John P.  Journalism in California.  San Francisco: Chronicle Publishing, 1915.

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