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.
Editorial board member of Communication Law and Policy, Journalism and Communication Monographs, Journalism History, and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
Completing a book on the historical development of moral principles in American journalism.
"Writing Media History Articles: Manuscript Standards and Scholarly Objectives." Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 92 (March 2015): 12-34.
"Panel IV: The Future of the Press and Secrecy," Communication Law and Policy 19 (winter 2014): 129-39.
“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).