Friday, February 02, 2007

"A Dozen Best" Feature in American Journalism

Beginning with the Summer 2006 issue, American Journalism has launched a new regular feature called "A Dozen Best" wherein different scholars submit an annotated list of the twelve best books on a given topic of any aspect of journalism history. The first scholar to take a crack at this challenge was Patrick Washburn, author of the classic: A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government's Investigation of the Black Press During World War II. He selects the top twelve best books on the subject of Black Newspaper History. The latest issue, Fall 2006, has just arrived at the ASC Library and the "Dozen Best" topic this time is History of Media and Religion. The selecting scholar is John P. Ferre who has written widely on the subject. American Journalism, print only, is available at ASC.

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