Tag Archives: journalism

September 20

Reading List: Vietnam

The epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten part, 18-hour documentary series The Vietnam War is visceral, immersive, and revelatory. Airing on PBS and available through desktop and mobile streaming apps, the series is engaging audiences and sparking important conversations about governments […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]

June 16

Reading List: Happy Father’s Day!

Still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq by Tom Basile “This book masterfully blends military history with politics and media studies, thus representing the truly multifaceted nature of warfare in the twenty-first century.”—Foreword Reviews Playing Through: Modern Golf’s Most Iconic Players and Moments by […]

May 04

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tonight at the Newberry Library. Ron Rapoport, editor and compiler of The Lost Journalism of Ring Larder (Nebraska, 2017), will give the keynote speech, and James Lardner will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf. Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los […]

May 01

From the desk of Amy Forss: A Triple Scoop of Mildred D. Brown

The following is a post from Amy Helene Forss, author of Black Print with a White Carnation Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 (Nebraska, 2014). Forss has a PhD in African American history and teaches at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been blogging about her experience turning her book into […]

April 10

Publicist Picks: Mega-Novels, Newspaper Empires, and other June Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with paper coffee cups. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in June. Anna Weir: So my English Major might be showing right now, […]

April 06

From the Desk of Chris Dubbs: Isolation and Image-Making

The following contribution comes from author Chris Dubbs. Dubbs served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and has worked as a newspaper journalist, editor, and publisher. He is the author of American Journalists in the Great War: Rewriting the Rules of War Reporting (Nebraska, 2017), America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I (Nebraska, 2014), and is […]

March 17

News and Reviews

Books   The Turtle’s Beating Heart Denise Low Praise from Foreword Reviews: “An accomplished poet, Low’s well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity.” There I Go Again William Daniels Book feature in People.   American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Review in Library Journal: “The correspondents sought to tell the story of the massive and destructive nature of […]

February 17

News and Reviews

Awards The Eighth Wonder of the World by Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack Winner of the 2017 SABR Seymour Medal. Books There I Go Again by William Daniels Book mention in Broadway World. Cannibal  by Safiya Sinclair Praise from Waxwing Literary Magazine: “this award-winning collection comes to eat you . . . Sinclair, in conversation with Shakespeare, Derek Walcott, […]

January 11

Excerpt: The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

The following is an excerpt from The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner, edited by Ron Rapoport (January 2017). You can listen to an interview with Rapoport on NPR Books here.  Simplicity Reigns in Washington from BELL SYNDICATE, MARCH 3, 1921 Washington, D.C.—Well, the boys wanted this inauguration to be pulled off with Jeffersonian simplicity and it looks like […]