James McPherson

I am a professor of communication studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Publications include The Conservatism Resurgence and the Press: The Media’s Role in the Rise of the Right (Northwestern University Press, 2008); Journalism at the End of the American Century, 1965-Present (Praeger/Greenwood, 2006); chapters in four other books; articles in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism, Journalism History, and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics; and numerous other articles, conference papers and book reviews. I have a Ph.D. in journalism, history and political science from Washington State University. I study and write about media history, and am a past president of the American Journalism Historians Association. A former newspaper reporter, editor and public relations professional, I teach Mass Media History, Media Criticism, Reporting, Writing for Mass Media, and Editing, Layout & Design. I also advise Whitworth University’s award-winning student newspaper, The Whitworthian.

Homepage: http://jmcpherson.wordpress.com/

About this site:

This blog is created by students of Whitworth University visiting New York City and Washington, D.C., for a class on Media Impact in the Contemporary U.S.

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The 2013 trip

This blog is maintained by Whitworth University students who visit New York and Washington, D.C., in January of odd-numbered years. Below are some of the top posts from 2011. Some of the highlights from 2009 can be found here, here, here, here and here. Please feel free to comment.

Here’s a slide show summary of that 2009 trip:

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Welcome to the Media Impact in the U.S. blog

This blog is maintained by students who will visit with and interview media leaders in New York and Washington, D.C., in January of each odd-numbered year. The first was a 2009 blog using another platform.

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