Dave Davies, Ph.D.

Professor - School of Mass Communication and Journalism and Dean of the Honors College

I research media history, specifically American newspapers since 1945 and the interaction between the press and the Civil Rights Movement.

David R. Davies, “Bibliographies and Literature Reviews,”
in Shuhua Zhou and Wm. David Sloan, Research Methods in
Communication (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Vision Press, 2008), 77-
87.

David R. Davies, “Beat reporting and community news,” in Bruce
J. Evensen, ed., The responsible reporter: Journalism in
the information age, 3d ed. (New York: Peter Lang, 2008),
97-103.

David R. Davies, “The Postwar Decline of America’s Daily
Newspapers, 1945-1965,” Praeger, Westport, Conn., 2006.

________, “The Challenges of Civil Rights and Joseph McCarthy,”
in Steven R. Knowlton & Karen L. Freeman, Fair & Balanced:
A History of Journalistic Objectivity” (Vision Press,
Northport, Ala., 2005), 206-220.

Sonny Rhodes and David Davies, "Advanced Reporting," in Michael
D. Murray and Roy L. Moore, eds., Mass Communication
Education (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press, 2003), 207-218.

David R. Davies and Harry Marsh, “The Media in Transition,” in
Wm. David Sloan, ed., The Media in America: A History, 5th
ed. (Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, 2002), 441-464.

David R. Davies, ed., The Press and Race: Mississippi
Journalists Confront the Movement, University Press of
Mississippi, Jackson, 2001.

David R. Davies, "From Ridicule to Respect, Newspapers' Reaction
to Television, 1948-1960," American Journalism 15 (Fall
1998): 17-33.

_______, "The Contemporary Newspaper, 1945-Present," in Wm.
David Sloan, The Age of Mass Communication (Northport,
Ala.: Vision Press, 1998), 453-469.

________, "J. Oliver Emmerich and the McComb Enterprise-Journal:
Slow Change in McComb, 1964," Journal of Mississippi
History 57 (February 1995): 1-23.

________, "Southern Living Magazine," in Kathleen L. Endres and
Therese L. Lueck, eds., Women's Periodicals of the United
States: Consumer Magazines (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press,
1995), 347-350.

________, "Far and Near," in Kathleen L. Endres and Therese
L. Lueck, eds., Women's Periodicals in the United States:
Social and Political Issues (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood
Press, 1996), 78-82.

________, "Frances X. Clines," in Arthur J. Kaul, ed., American
Literary Journalists, 1945-1995, Dictionary of Literary
Biography 185 (1997): 40-45.

________, "Harry Crews," in Arthur J. Kaul, ed., American
Literary Journalists, 1945-1995, Dictionary of Literary
Biography 185 (1997): 56-62.

________, "A.J. Liebling," in Tracy Chevalier, ed., Encyclopedia
of the Essay, (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997), 485-486.