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Durham tobacco ad. "The Press at the Century's Turn. Cultural icon, corporate behemoth, corrupted arbiter." Presentation for "The Coming of the Great War," symposium, National World War I Museum, Kansas City.


Media History Monographs."College President to Cattle Town Editor: Asa Mercer and Frontier Journalism on the Northern Plains." Media History Monographs 15 (2013).

Editing Across Media.Editing Across Media. Content and Process for Print and Online Publication. Like it on Facebook, learn more about editing.


Weird Ways of News.Weird Ways of News

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Choosing your career in mass media.Now available as interactive node map!
Choosing Your Career in the Mass Media

Are you confused about the many career choices available in the mass media? Of course you are! Well, why not find some answers? Consult Ross's Choosing Your Career in Mass Media node map or poster!

Children, War and Propaganda

Children, War and Propaganda.A troubling development of the brutal century recently passed has been the growing use of children for war. As the world wars changed societies in so many ways, they also changed expectations for children during wartime.

In total war, war on an immense, world-wide scale, everyone worked. Including children of all ages.


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That's a Fact! Or Is it?

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Think you know London? Take the photo quiz

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