Journalism in the Civil War Era examines the contributions of newspapers and magazines to the American public's understanding of the nation's greatest internal conflict. It documents the effect the Civil War had on journalism, and the effect journalism had on the Civil War. It describes the politics that affected the press, the constraints placed upon it, and the influence of technology. The book discusses the editors and reporters who covered the war, profiling the typical newspaper of the era as well as the response of the press corps to wartime challenges. Providing a broad account of journalism during this period, this book serves as an important reference for scholars and students, and as a supplementary text for courses in journalism history, U.S. press history, civil rights law, and nineteenth century history.
David W. Bulla, an associate professor at Iowa State University, has researched primarily nineteenth-century journalism with an emphasis on the limitations of the performance of the press. His first book, Lincoln's Censor, explored press suppression in Indiana during the Civil War. Bulla earned a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Florida in 2004, an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University in 2001, and a B.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro in 1983. Gregory A. Borchard, an associate professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earned a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Florida in 2003. He has published work primarily about the antebellum press, including articles for American Journalism, Journalism History, and reference materials about The New York Tribune. He teaches journalism history, reporting, writing, and methods.