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News: Reporting and Writing (with John Vivian). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996.

Hugh Gaine: A Colonial Printer-Editor's Odyssey to Loyalism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.



Writing Guide for Technical Publications. Edgewood Arsenal Special Publication, EASP 400-25). Edgewood Arsenal, MD: Department of the Army, 1969.



"The Press and Society," Chicago Tribune Weekly Report, Educational Services Division, Chicago Tribune, 1973.



"'With bowed heads and brows abashed': The Press of New Orleans Under General Benjamin Butler," Journalism History, 36:2 (Summer, 2010, 72-82.

“Journalism and Jesuit Mission,” Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. 35 (Spring, 2009), 16-17.

“Katrina Strikes and Southern Jesuit Colleges Survive,” Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education,” 29 (Spring, 2006), 28-31.

"Ralph W. Tyler: The Unknown Correspondent of World War I," Journalism History, 31:1 (Spring, 2005), 2-12.

"The Whitechapel Club: Defining Chicago's Newspapermen in the 19th Century," American Journalism, 15:1 (Winter, 1998), 83-102.

"The Joseph Medill Patterson Papers: A Publisher's View of the 20th Century," American Journalism, 14:2 (Spring, 1997), 205-208.

"Alexander Woollcott," American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 844-6.

"Of Memory and Love," in The Loyola Personal Reading List: A Faculty Guide to 100 Books Which Have Touched Their Lives, ed. by Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (New Orleans: Loyola University, 1995), 69-72.

"Cuba is open, but isn't your typical tourist destination," Rocky Mountain News (July 18, 1993). "Cuba: A Land of Faded Memories and Unfulfilled Promise," Travel Counselor Magazine (June 28, 1993), 28, 30, 32.

"Si, Cuba: Going with an official group," The Times-Picayune , Travel section (Mar. 14, 1993).

"Let's re-evaluate our Cuban policy," The Times-Picayune, Op ed page (Jan. 26, 1993).

"Frank Bartholomew," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 127, American Newspaper Publishers, 1900-1990 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1993), 3-7.

"Samuel I. Newhouse," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 127, American Newspaper Publishers, 1900-1990 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1993), 208-12.

"'In the Wake of the News': The Beginnings of a Sports Column, by HEK," American Journalism, 9:1,2 (Winter-Spring, 1992), 65-86.

"Expanding the Curriculum: Media Field Programs Abroad," Cross-Cultural Curriculum and the Study Abroad Program, ed. by Deborah J. Hill (Worthington, OH: Renaissance Publications, 1991).

"Hugh Gaine," Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism, ed. by Joseph P. McKerns (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989), 251-2.

"Hugh Gaine," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 43: American Newspaper Journalists, 1926-50 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1985), 226-32.

"Roy Wilson Howard," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 29: American Newspaper Journalists, 1926-50 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1984), 123-31.

"Ring Lardner," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 25: American Newspaper Journalists, 1926-50 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1984), 155-60.

"Rufus King: Politics and Journalism in Early Milwaukee," Milwaukee County Historical Society Historical Messenger, 33:3 (Autumn, 1977), 66-76.

"Those News Chains Revisited," National Observer, Op ed page (Mar. 5, 1977).

"Harrison Reed: An Editor's Trials on the Wisconsin Frontier," Journalism Quarterly, 53:3 (Autumn, 1976), 417-22; 462.

"'Out of Sorts and Out of Cash: Problems of Publishing in Wisconsin Territory, 1833-1848," Journalism History, 3:2 (Summer, 1976), 34-9; 63.

"Where It All Began: East vs. West in Old Milwaukee," Once a Year, 80 (1976), 12-13.

"A Brief List of Sources for the History of Journalism in the United States," CLIO (Spring, 1976), 12-13.

"When Democrats Stole the Sentinel," Milwaukee County Historical Society Historical Messenger, 31:3 (Autumn, 1975), 70-75.

"Prof uses 'time machine' to stir interest in J-history," Journalism Educator, 30:3 (Oct., 1975), 22-3.

"Who Is to Blame for Lack of Access to the Press?" Grassroots Editor, 15:4 (July-Aug., 1974), 16-18.

"Obit for a Flower Child," Grassroots Editor, (Jan.-Feb., 1972), 10-13.

"Origins of Pan American Copyright Protection, 1889-1910," Journalism Quarterly, 49:4 (Winter, 1972), 717-20.

"Truman and the Broadcaster," Journal of Broadcasting, 13:1 (Winter, 1968-69), 17-22.

"Does a Printer Have the Right to Print What He Chooses?" Grassroots Editor, 10-6 (Nov.- Dec., 1969), 8-11. Reprinted in Main Street Militants: An Anthology from Grassroots Editor, ed. by Howard R. Long (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1977), pp. 138-144.

"Jack Blum: Sleuthing in the Monopolies," Grassroots Editor, 9:4 (July-Aug., 1968), 6-8.

"Dog on the Field," Grassroots Editor, 8:5 (Sept.-Oct., 1967), 13-14; 30.

"Lincoln, Medill and the Republican Nomination of 1860," Lincoln Herald, 68:4 (Winter, 1966), 199-205.

"Truman and the Press Conference," Journalism Quarterly, 43:4 (Winter, 1966), 671-79; 708.


Research Papers

"The New Orleans Press Under Ben Butler’s Thumb,” paper delivered before the Louisiana Historical Association, March 20, 2009.

“Ralph W. Tyler: The Unknown Correspondent of World War I,” paper delivered before the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation, Seattle, February 5, 2005.

"The Search for Professionalism in Journalism: The Perspective of Two Cultures," paper presented at the conference The Mexican Media in Transition, sponsored by the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, January 24, 1998 (with Maurice P. Brungardt).

The Social Responsibility of the Press," paper delivered at the conference La Autoridad Moral del Periodismo, Mexico City, Oct. 4, 1994.

"Special International Components and Academic Excellence: A Case Study of an On-Site Course in a Study Abroad Program," paper delivered at the conference of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Feb. 23, 1990.

"The Computer in Today's Communication Department," paper delivered as part of session on "The Implication of Technology in the Classroom," Southern Speech Communication Association, Baton Rouge, Apr. 6, 1984.

"Milwaukee Media Competition," delivered before a joint session of the Radio-TV Journalism, Mass Communications and Society, and Newspaper Divisions, Association for Education in Journalism, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Aug. 23, 1977.

"The Press in a 19th Century Community," paper delivered before the Family and Community History Center, Newberry Library, Chicago, May 7, 1977.

"'Out of Sorts and Out of Cash: Problems of Newspaper Publishing on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1833-1848," paper delivered before the History Division, Association for Education in Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Aug. 3, 1976.

"Fresh Sources for Communications History," panel chair, Seminar on Teaching Communications History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 12, 1975.

"Obscenity," panelist, Central States Speech Association, Milwaukee, April 5, 1974.

"Report of a Readership Study of New Day," submitted to the Model Cities Agency, City of Milwaukee, July 10, 1972.

"The New Journalism in a Real Reporting Situation," Journalism Education Administrators' Workshop, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Mar. 8, 1972.



Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, by Eric Burns (New York: Public Affairs, 2006). American Journalism, 24:1 (Winter, 2007), 112-113.

A Chronology and Glossary of Propaganda in the United States, by Richard Alan Nelson (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996). American Journalism, 14:2 (Spring, 1997), 241-43.

Franklin and Bache: Envisioning the Enlightened Republic, by Jeffery A. Smith (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990). Journalism Quarterly, 70:1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 189-90.

Media: An Introductory Analysis of American Mass Communications; Media Casebook: an Introductory Reader in American Mass Communications , by Peter M. Sandman, David M. Rubin and David B. Sachsman, and [Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972]. Journal of Broadcasting, 17:1 (Winter, 1972-73), pp. 105-6.

The Kingdom and the Power, by Gay Talese [New York: Bantam Books, 1969]. Catholic School Editor, January, 1971, p. 15-16.

The Working Press, ed. by Ruth Adler. [New York: Bantam Books, 1966; paper, 1970]. Catholic School Editor, November, 1970, p. 15.

Screen Experience: An Approach to Film, ed. by Sharon Feyen and Donald Wigal [Dayton: George A. Pflaum, 1969]. Catholic School Editor, January, 1970, p. 14.



Writer, host, "Informed Sources," WYES-TV, New Orleans, 1987-present.

Writer, producer, host, "MetroVision: One Year Later," WYES-TV, New Orleans, Jan. 21, 22, 23, 24, 1992.

Writer, producer, host, "Ethics in Media," WLAE-TV, New Orleans, Dec. 26, 1988.

Narrator, "La Pharmacie Francaise," WLAE-TV, New Orleans, Aug. 3 and Aug. 8, 1988.

Writer and moderator of "Milwaukee: Behind the Headlines," WMVS-TV, Milwaukee, 1976-80.

Writer, co-producer, host, "A Day in the Life of the Milwaukee Journal, WMVS-TV, Milwaukee, Apr. 19, 1979.

Writer, co-producer, host, "Anatomy of a Newscast," WMVS-TV, Milwaukee, May 17, 1979.

Writer, host, "Satellite Forum: The Economy," WMVS-TV, Milwaukee, Jan. 25, 1979.

Writer, host, "Marquette on Camera," WISN-TV, 1977-80.

Writer, producer, host, "Milwaukee Media Review," WISN-TV, Milwaukee, 1972-73.




“General Butler’s Censorship of the New Orleans Newspapers,” Col. Dreux Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, May 1, 2009.

“Stop the presses…but not quite yet,” Le Petit Salon, New Orleans, April 23, 2009.

Panelist, “Globalization and Media Education: Mexico, Latin America, and the United States," Journalism and Mass Communication Education in Mexico and Latin America, ASJMC Winter Workshop, Jan. 29, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico.


“Media Coverage of Katrina: What went right and what went wrong,” faculty/professional journalists discussion, Loyola University, New Orleans, February 2, 2006.

“Why Ethics?,” panel discussion, Society of Professional Journalists regional conference, New Orleans, March 5, 2005.

“Natural Disasters and the Media,” panel discussion, Easter Jefferson Public Library, Metairie, LA, March 10, 2005.

“9/11: How the Media Performed,” 9/11 One Year After: Reflections on September 11, faculty panel discussion, Loyola University, New Orleans, September 11, 2002.

“Press Coverage of Local Politics,” F. Harold Wirth Study Club, New Orleans, March 14, 2002.

“Library Resources for Communications Courses,” college library directors, Loyola University, New Orleans, January 16, 2002.

 “The Media and 3T: On the Mark (or on the Marc)?” Orleans Club, New Orleans, October 23, 2001.

“The Press and the Education Problem in New Orleans,” Stuart Clan, Covington, LA, April 11, 2001.

“Where is the virtue in the media,” Le Petit Salon, New Orleans, July 16, 1998.

“Using the World Wide Web,” Catholic Press Association national convention, New Orleans, June 4, 1998.

"Improving Environmental Communication," Communications Conference, National Mining Association, New Orleans, Nov. 9, 1995.

"The Press and Public Relations: Credibility Goes a Long Way," The Challenge of Media Relations, a professional development seminar and Public Relations Society of America Southwest District Leadership Conference, New Orleans, Jan. 27, 1995.

"News Media and Public Relations--In Conflict?" panelist, Press Club of New Orleans, Aug. 31, 1993.

"Cuba Today: Its Media and Other Problems," Communication Conference, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Santa Clara University, July 16, 1993.

"Castro's Cuba Today," Foreign Relations Association of New Orleans, Apr. 13, 1993.

"Cuba Today," International Students Association, Loyola University, Feb. 10, 1993.

"Is There a Free Press on a Jesuit Campus?" panelist, Communication Conference, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Marquette University, July 18, 1992.

"Building Media Relations," panelist, annual meeting, Commission on Occupational Education Institutions, New Orleans, Dec. 6, 1991.

"Public Relations in Latin America," presented to "Marketing in the Americas" seminar sponsored by Public Relations Society of America, New Orleans Chapter, MetroVision Partnership Foundation, and Tulane University, New Orleans, Dec. 4, 1991.

"What Now? The Tough Questions Ahead," second segment of a two-part lecture- discussion program, "After the War," Metropolitan College, University of New Orleans, April 4, 1991.

"The press and business," graduate course in Business Strategy, University of New Orleans, April 4, 1991.

"Newspapers in the American Revolution," 5th grade classes, St. Catherine of Siena School, Feb. 15, 1991.

"The Press and the Gulf War," Quelles Nouvelles chapter, American Business Women's Association, Feb. 13, 1991.

"Communications Graduate Programs," Society of Technical Communicators, New Orleans chapter," Sept. 6, 1990

"Department Programs and Concerns: Internships, Creative Projects, Innovative Research, Graduate Education., panel, Communication Conference, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, John Carroll University, Aug. 4, 1990.

"Your Satellite Dish and the Tower of Babel," address to the Science Encounters program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1990.

"The Communications Graduate Program," New Orleans Health Communicators, Feb. 13, 1990.

"North Americans and Latin Americans," Cristina, Univision network, Jan. 29, 1990.

"University Internships," International Television Association, Nov. 15, 1989.

"College Journalism Programs" and "College Scholarships for High School Journalists," Fall conference for newspaper students and advisers, Louisiana Scholastic Press Association and Manship School of Journalism, Louisiana State University, Oct. 4, 1989.

"Journalism Education: Some Questions for the Profession and the Academy," keynote address for the program, "Journalism Education and the Industry: How Well Are We Performing?" annual journalism seminar, Southern University at New Orleans, Apr. 21, 1989.

"How to scratch the surface and find the stories others miss," Minority Job Opportunities Conference, hosted by The Times-Picayune, Feb. 17, 1989.

WLAE-TV fund raising appeal, St. Charles Borromeo parish, June, 1988.

"The Press Today," American Business Women's Association, Mar. 21, 1988.

"Conflict of Interest," New Orleans Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi, Nov. 5, 1987.

"Trends in Media," New Orleans Association of Health Care Communicators, March 10, 1987.

"Practicing Public Relations", Overture to the Cultural Season, 1986.

"The Communications Revolution," Kiwanis of New Orleans, Apr. 30, 1985.

"National Security vs. Freedom of Expression," debate participant as part of program The Blessings of Liberty: Two Centuries of Constitutional Debate, a project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana funded by the Louisiana Committee for the Humanities, Tulane University, New Orleans, Mar. 9, 1985.

"Education of Public Relations Professionals," New Orleans chapter, Public Relations Society of America, Dec. 20, 1984.

"Access to the Press," keynote address to The Citizen's Right to Know Symposium, Marquette University, Apr. 5, 1974.



"Taming the Butterflies: Polished Business Presentations," a professional development workshop for the New Orleans chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, Oct. 18, 1995.

"Improving your speaking skills," Associated Builders and Contractors of New Orleans, Apr. 19, 24, 26, 1995.

"Improving your communication skills-writing and speaking," Associated Builders and Contractors of New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1995.

"Public relations writing," panel, United Way of Greater New Orleans, Jan. 10, 1995.

"Improving your communication/presentation skills," International Conference of Employee Benefits, New Orleans, Nov. 14, 1994.

"Public Speaking," Plumbing and Heating Contractors of California, New Orleans, May 9, 1992.

"Media Spokespersons Training," College of American Pathologists, Sept. 20, 1991.

"Radio Performance," Chevron U.S.A., for The Conner Group, Nov. 2, 1989.

"Readings for the Televised Mass," St. Rita's Church, Apr.-May, 1989.

"Advanced Media Training Seminar," College of American Pathologists, Feb. 11, 1989.

"Public Speaking," for National Catholic Education Association presenters to Pope John Paul II, Sept. 3, 1987.

"Writing a News Bulletin," LP&L/NOPSI Emergency Preparedness Seminar, June 2, 1987.

"Media Sensitivity," Jesuit Provincials of the U.S., Feb. 5, 1987.

"Newspaper in Education," Professional Improvement Program (PIP), for public school teachers, Oct.-Nov, 1984; Feb.-Mar., 1985; Jan.-Feb., 1986.

"Newspaper Skills in the Home," ECIA Chapter I Staff Development Meeting, Carver High School, Jan. 16, 1986.

"Newspaper in Education," Bell Junior High School faculty, Aug. 29, 1985.

"How To Do Video," for staff of Catechetical and Pastoral Institute, Loyola, 1982.



"Mexico: Golden Business Opportunity or Quagmire?" Alianzas International Business Conference, New Orleans, Apr. 26, 1995.

"Public Education and Economic Development: The Critical Link," Young Leadership Council, New Orleans, Sept. 28, 1994.

"Public Relations and the Media," joint meeting of New Orleans chapters, Public Relations Society of America and International Association of Business Communicators, Nov. 18, 1992.

Forum of 6th District candidates, New Orleans School Board, Sept. 21, 1992.

"Gambling on New Orleans' Future," sponsored by New Orleans chapter, Public Relations Society of America, June 17, 1992.

"The Gubernatorial Candidates and Louisiana's Economic Prospects," College of Business, Loyola University, Sept. 11, 1991.

Panel following presentation by Dr. Jose Ignacio Garcia Hamilton, Loyola University, Nov. 15, 1990.

"The Media, Public Relations and the Environment: How Can the Public Pierce the Ozone Layer of Environmental Controversy," Alumni College, Homecoming 1990, Loyola University, November, 1990.

"Ethical Issues of Whistleblowing: Business and Government Perspectives, College of Business, Loyola University, Oct. 24, 1989.

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