Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines


Pre-registration is required no later April 10, 2020.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:00 AM -9:00 AM Pre-registration Check-in
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome
Spoke Person Elaine Charnov, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Julia Zimmerman, Dean Emeritus, Florida State University Libraries
                                Former Dean, Ohio University Libraries
Spoke Person TBD, Iron Mountain (?)
Max Lederer, Stars and Stripes
Fred Nachbaur, Fordham University Press

9:30 AM-11:30 AM - Session One
Chair:  Bob Reid, Stars and Stripes
Learning and Adapting: The American Media and the "Phony War”: September 1939-April 1940
Steven Casey, London School of Economics
Miss Bonney Reporting from the Arctic Front
Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu
‘Neutrality Irks Irish as Hate of Nazis, Grows’, Helen Kirkpatrick’s Reporting to Undercut Irish Neutrality Policy, 1939-1942
Karen K. Garner, State University of New York Empire State College
11:30 AM -1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Presentation by Adam Matthew Representative

1:15 PM-3:15 PM - Session Two
Chair:  John Whiteclay Chambers II, Rutgers University
Journalist-Operatives & Allied Secret Warfare, 1939-1945: SOE Agent Virginia Hall and the New York Post.
Claire Hubbard-Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University
What Were Women Doing There? Dickey Chapelle and Marguerite Higgins Report the War
Heather Stur, University of Southern Mississippi
Reporting from the Bureaus: The Lesser Known World War II Correspondents
Kendall Cosley, Texas A&M University
3:15 PM-3:30 PM Afternoon Break

3:30 PM-5:30 PM - Session Three
Chair:  Judy Barret Litoff, Bryant University
Two African American Journalists Confront World War II: Perspectives on Nationalism, Racism, and Identity
Larry Greene and Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University
Outstanding and Conspicuous: A Case Study of Three Women War Correspondents in the European Theater, 1944-1945
Carolyn Edy, Appalachian State University
Writing in an Old-World Language, Writing for the New World-Reader:
Reports from Jewish-American Parachutist Mayer Horowitz
Elena Hoffenberg, University of Haifa, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
5:30 PM-6:45 PM
6:45 PM-7:00 PM

Kurt Piehler, Florida State University

Ingo Trauschweizer, Ohio University

Max Lederer, Stars and Stripes

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Documentary Screening - The World's Most Dangerous Paper Route

Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 AM -9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Jessica Williams, Intrepid’s Curator of History and Collections

9:30 AM-11:30 AM - Session One
Chair:  Julia Zimmerman, Florida State University
Reporting Reconnaissance to the Public: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and American Reporting
Victoria Sotvedt, University of Calgary
A Butcher and Blot Force: Commandos, Rangers, and Newspaper Reporting in World War II
James Sandy, University of Texas at Arlington
‘A Surrounded Unit is Always a Newsworthy Object:’ Correspondents make Bastogne the Symbol of the Battle of the Bulge
James E. Mueller, University of North Texas
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM-1:15 PM Ben Reid, Stars and Stripes

1:15 PM-3:15 PM - Session Two
Chair: Sarah Myers, Messiah College
‘The History Books Will Tell It All Carefully One Day’: World War II Correspondents on Bataan and the Mediation, Meaning, and Memory of Surrender.
Elena Friot, University of New Mexico
Bylines and Bayonets:  How United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents in World War II Blended Journalism and Public Relations
Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press
Collected Truths of Iwo Jima in 1945: A U.S.-Japanese Comparative Rhetorical Analysis of Newspaper Coverage
Koji Fuse and Katharine Skinner-Luker, University of North Texas
3:15 PM-3:30 PM Afternoon Break

3:30 PM-5:30 PM - Session Three
Chair:  Max Lederer, Stars and Stripes
Omar Bradley’s War Against “Stars and Stripes”
Alexander Lovelace, Ohio University
After the Shooting Stopped: Journalism and Justice at Nuremberg
Nathaniel L. Moir, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Reporting the ‘Real War’: Discontent and Resistance in Military Newspapers
Robert Saxe, Rhodes College