Resources & Archives
300 years of American newspapers
David Sloan of the University of Alabama has allowed us to archive a
copy of his history of the first continuously-published colonial newspaper,
founded in April 1703. See: John
Campbell and the Boston News-Letter
connection hosts this page and has provided a new e-mail
and pieces about newspaper journalism
division's website editor also keeps an AEJMC-newspaper
division section of his Other
Journalism Weblog. (A "blogroll" of newspaper-related
weblogs will be added here on request if there are other division members
frittering away time on such things -- send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
for research were
given to the division in 2003 by Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director
of the International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA), based
on a survey
of newspaper industry executives.
As noted in his cover letter,
the survey was the result of discussions about the possibility of
closer connections between academic researchers and the industry.
His report contains both the survey's core findings and verbatim responses
-- approaching 20 pages -- loosely organized into eight categories.
(Also see below for the Newspaper Division's own survey results, reported
before the convention.)
- INMA's favorite AEJMC research papers, 1993-2003
research paper listings
for AEJMC 2003: Browse paper Titles
here or Abstracts
on the AEJMC.org site.
and ethics headed the list of topics members said the division
should focus on in the division's spring 2003 Web survey: See
the survey results.The
same survey included an open-ended question, "What issues or
topics should the Newspaper Division look at in the coming year?"
Full-text answers are here, as sent to
the division e-mail list.
What would you like
to see here that is not available at AEJMC.org
or elsewhere? Lists of research bookmarks, newspaper-related weblogs
and other features are possible. Here is an early list
of possible site contents.More suggestions are always welcome. Write
to Bob Stepno, mild-mannered webmaster: as AEJnews @ stepno.com
This site wouldn't exist without the efforts of Randy Reddick at Texas
Tech, proprietor of the Web server for the "aejmc.net"
update to this page, Dec. 16, 2004