Jeffery A. Smith
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.S., Boston University
B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Early American press, legal history of freedom of expression, media and war, media and religion.
Media history, war and media, documentary, freedom of expression.
Associate Editor of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Editorial board member of Journalism History and Communication Law and Policy
Completing a book on the reactions of "moral guardians" to the mass media
“Lincoln’s Other War: Public Opinion, Press Issues, and Personal Pleas,” American Journalism 26 (Fall 2009): 87-117.
“Moral Guardians and the Origins of the Right to Privacy.” Journalism and Communication Monographs 10 (Spring 2008): 63-110.
“Sunday Newspapers and Lived Religion in Late Nineteenth-Century America.” Journal of Church and State 48 (Winter 2006): 127-52.
"Fredrick Siebert's Absolute, Adjustable First Amendment." Communication Law and Policy 7 (Autumn 2002): 379-99.
"Hollywood Theology: The Commodification of Religion in Twentieth-Century Films." Religion and American Culture 11 (Summer 2001): 191-231.
War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).