Feedback for Fellow: American Media History, 4e

Glowing Feedback for Anthony R. Fellow's American Media History (Fourth Edition)

“[The book] provides students with not just who did what, but the basic assumptions behind actions and decisions that made the press/media system develop as it did in the US. For example, with this book, I can explain why our system has never been fully publicly funded when most other systems in the world have been at some point in their histories. The key for me is the why…and this book provides enough for me to develop answers to that question for each chapter.”

—Margaret Haefner, Professor of Communications, North Park University

“I like the conciseness of the chapters. Most journalism history books are huge and hard to get through for the average student. The book highlights major events but does not get lost in the details. This book is an easy read and captures the important developments in journalism history.”

—William T. (Bill) Dean, Retired Professor of Communication, Texas Tech University

“[The book’s] focus on the impacts of the media, and not just the facts of their development, on American society are important. … This book provides an excellent overview of the development and impact of the mass media from the country’s earliest days. It is rich in detail and profiles important media figures.”

—Mark Ludwig, Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies, California State University, Sacramento

“A complete yet concise book that does a good job of covering the history of media, broadly defined. The book is generally well-organized and written at a level appropriate to varied levels of undergraduates. Its focus features on media figures and classic examples of media provide illustration and detail. Unlike some books that address only the press or the electronic media, it addresses a wide variety of media: newspapers, magazines, radio, television, advertising, and the web. [The book is] up to date. While recency may not seem like a need in a history text, it is important in media history, given the pace at which things change.”

—Bruce Drushel, Chair and Professor of Media and Culture, Miami University

“I think this textbook is the best that I’ve seen out there.”

—Andrew Harris Salomon, Associate Professor of Journalism, Purchase College