SOURCE: Washington Post
by Victor Pickard
Local democracy requires coverage of local news. As the commercial media fail to provide it, it's time to reconsider the history of municipal newspapers.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Peter Sagal
Like a good crossword, her book challenges us to back away from our assumptions, allows us to think differently and apply ourselves again.
SOURCE: Associated Press
Historian Matthew Delmont's website Black Quotidian features profiles of hundreds of African Americans taken from black newspapers mostly between the 1900s and the 1980s.
SOURCE: NY Times
For generations of black Americans, The Defender, influential and tough, was a force: “You knew it didn’t happen if it wasn’t in The Defender.”
SOURCE: The Atlantic
A new, large-format book captures the dawn of comics, when the medium had no rules and its messages were surprisingly irreverent.
by Todd Gitlin
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