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co-edited with Yusuf Kalyango (Palgrave Macmillan, dEC. 2014)

Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance

There is a growing need to understand how journalism continues to be practiced around the world from those who practice and teach the craft. Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance provides an overview of new and traditional media in their political, economic and cultural contexts while exploring the role of journalism practice and media education. The authors examine media systems in 16 countries: Armenia, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Russia, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United States, and Yemen. The case studies relate performance and output within the framework of journalism's core values and its obligations for independence, responsibility, accuracy and truth, as well as monitoring powerful state actors in the sociopolitical and economic arenas.

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Read the back story to the editing process in my essay for Times Higher Education, "Cast Adrift: An Adventure in Academic Editing" (June 18, 2014)

From the introduction: When I took on the assignment in early 2013, it sounded like a worthwhile, intellectually stimulating project that would broaden my knowledge of current research on journalism and media around the world. Now, almost 18 months later, I and my co-editor Yusuf Kalyango, Jr, associate professor of journalism at Ohio University, feel as if we’ve been cast adrift, bobbing around in a sea of hazardous research, murky theory and citations that sting and bite. We finally staggered ashore—a month or so after the publisher’s absolute-definite-final-non-negotiable manuscript deadline. We nonchalantly described our voyage to colleagues as challenging, demanding or testing. It would have been much too embarrassing to admit that there were times when we didn’t think we’d make it. Read more.

Dividing Lines: Canals, Railroads and Urban Rivalry in Ohio's Hocking Valley, 18251875.   Dayton: Wright State University Press, 1994.  See Canals and Railroads for more on my research.

The Barn Builders: Pennsylvania Settlers in Ohio (with Hubert Wilhelm), second edition of study guide for video documentary.  Athens: Ohio Landscape Productions, 1994.  See Video Documentaries.

Log Cabins & Castles: Virginia Settlers in Ohio (with Hubert Wilhelm), study guide for video documentary.  Athens: Ohio Landscape Productions, 1992.  See Video Documentaries.

The Kansas Immigrantsstudy guide and scripts for public radio series.  Lawrence: Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas, 1980.  See Audio Documentaries.  

Remember Scarborough 1914!  Companion book for documentary on German World War One naval raid. Nelson (U.K.): Hendon Publishing, 1978.  See Why I Do History.