Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South | By Brooks Blevins | University of Illinois Press | 304 pages, $29.95 The “quirky crime” story was an inescapable aspect of newspaper culture in the 1920s. Publications hundreds of miles distant, scanning for news that would entertain, would dispatch reporters to cover a trial in some forsaken crossroads,...
Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space | By Alice Fahs | University of North Carolina Press | 360 pages, $37.50 Frank Luther Mott’s once-standard history, American Journalism (1962 edition), covered... Read Post
Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson v. New Yorker and The First Amendment? By Kathy Roberts Forde? University of Massachusetts Press ?304 pages, $28.95 The Masson case was, like so many other libel cases of the last third of the la... Read Post
Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press | By James Lowell Underwood | The University of South Carolina Press | 328 pages. | $39.95 This is a day-by-day account of the notorious trial in 1903 of James Tillman, lieut... Read Post