Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Mass Communication Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Theses and Dissertations

2001

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Mass Communication

Black And White: A Historical Examination Of Lynching Coverage And Editorial Impact In Select Virginia Newspapers, James E. Hall Jan 2001

Black And White: A Historical Examination Of Lynching Coverage And Editorial Impact In Select Virginia Newspapers, James E. Hall

Theses and Dissertations

This is a historical examination of how select Virginia newspapers covered lynching during two time periods, 1880 to 1900 and 1920 to 1932. The newspapers include white-owned and black-owned publications. The study features the owners/editors of four papers, one black and one white from each period. They are Joseph Bryan, John Mitchell, Jr., Douglas Southall Freeman and P.B. Young. The study also examines the standards of journalistic conduct that prevailed during the time periods, and how the selected editors met these expectations. The study concludes that white-owned papers, during the early period, reflected the racism that existed in ...