The first-ever History Communication course has been launched at University of Massachusetts Amherst! The course is being taught by public historian Marla Miller.
Public relations has been pivotal to Presidential campaigns since the late 19th century. Surprisingly, it was William McKinley who paved the way.
A new YouTube series by historians that reveals a complicated & intermingled past & provides context to the current moment.
Newspapers have influenced elections since 1800. We look at the election of 1800--Jefferson v. Adams--and the birth of modern presidential politics.
Television has been integral to Presidential elections since the 1950s. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first to use television to appeal directly to voters as media consumers and get elected--a lesson learned by a young JFK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eBx-kQUBI
We've launched our very own YouTube channel with a new video series that examines the role of media in presidential elections. This innovative new series showcases historical scholarship in a creative new way.
A presentation and discussion at the 2017 American Historical Association annual meeting