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Thomas Terry

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Journalism & Communication

Professor

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 318
DialPhone: 435-797-3002
SendEmail: thomas.terry@usu.edu


Educational Background

Other, Sponsored by Department of Defense - Intelligence Community program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
“Message Allocation Practices and Influence Agency in the Emerging Papyrus Society of Vertical and Horizontal Media.”
PhD, Mass Communication, (media history), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
“That Old-Time Religion: Three Journalists in the Triangle of Race, Religion, and Liberalism in the South at the Cusp of the Modern Civil Rights Era,1950-1953.”
MA, Mass Communication, (media history), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
“W. Horace Carter – The Life Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman’s Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953.”
BA, Journalism, University of Iowa

Biography

Thomas Terry owned and edited a small group of newspapers in Illinois. Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Past president of the Illinois Press Association. Pilot, plays bagpipes.


Teaching Interests

Media history, free expression and censorship, editorial writing, mass communication effects (emphasis on agenda setting), photojournalism, magazine writing, media law, reporting, editing, news writing,and mass communication and society (introductory and advanced).

Research Interests

Race and the media, First Amendment rights of free expression and access, agenda setting, and media history.

Awards

Keynote Dinner presentation, 2016

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Keynote Speech for international conference in Turkey. Titled: Towards a Fourth Level of Agenda Setting in a Post-Mass Media World., 2014

Sponsored by Anadolu University and the University of Texas at Austin, and Istanbul University

Keynote Dinner presentation, 2013

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Top Paper Award , 2010

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

Second place student paper , 2005

History Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention

Recognition for Thesis and Impact Award by Senate of the State of North Carolina, 2005

North Carolina Senate

First place student paper, 2005

History Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Impact Award for Exceptional Graduate Research with Direct Benefits to North Carolina , 2005

Graduate School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Terry, T.C, (1983). Photolio: Photographs 1970-1983. Geneseo Republic *
    • Terry, T.C, (1977). The Champions: A Pictorial History of Geneseo's 1976 & 1977 3A State Football Champions. Geneseo Republic *
    • Book Chapters

    • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “Custer and the ‘Savages:’ Newspaper Coverage of the Indian War, Summer 1876” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
    • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “Rebel Yells and Idle Vaporings: The Lost Cause Rises and Dissipates in the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, and New York Times, 1860-1914” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
    • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “To Always Be the Tocsin: Josephus Daniels, the News & Observer, and the Beginnings of Jim Crow” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
    • Terry, T.C, (2014). "African-Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader": "Visions of Jubilee: Looking to Emancipation and Beyond in the Pacific Appeal 1862-1863". Peter Lang Publishing
    • Terry, T.C, (2014). "Visions of Jubilee: Looking to Emancipation and Beyond in the Pacific Appeal 1862-1863": African-Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, Minooie, M., "Communication is Community: How We (Soldiers, too) Mix Traditional and Social Media Messages to Connect with Each Other". Military Review
        • Shaw, D.L, Terry, T.C, M.M, (2015). Military Communication Strategies Based on How Audiences Meld Media and Agendas. Military Review / U.S. Army, 95:6, 16-27.
        • Terry, T.C, (2015). Of Foreign Fevers, Shot, and Shell: Constitutional Rights of Media Access to the Battlefield after Flynt v. Rumsfeld. National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review, V:2014-15, 95-116. *
        • Terry, T.C, (2013). "Pacific Appeal Campaigns for Black Man’s Role in Civil War”. Newspaper Research Journal Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 34:3/Summer, 22-35.
        • Terry, T.C, D., B., (2012). “Pious, Pure, Submissive, and Domestic? The Transformation and Representation of Women in American Newspapers, 1820-1860". The Atlanta Review of Journalism History, 10:1, 1-24.
        • Terry, T.C, (2011). "Community Journalism Provides Model for Future". Newspaper Research Journal , 32:1, 71-83.
        • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., El-Toukhy, S., (2010). "Seeking the H Zone: How We Mix Media Messages to Create Compatible Community in the Emerging Papyrus Society". Central European Journal of Communication, 2:5, 23-36.
        • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., Hamm, B., (2006). "Vertical Versus Horizontal Media: Using Agenda Setting and Audience Agendamelding to Create Public Information Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society". Military Review, 86:6, 13-25.
        • Terry, T.C, (2005). "The First Amendment Grounded: Constitutional Implications of Federal Air Regulations on Airborne Newsgathering". Communication Law and Policy, 10:1, 241-265.
        • Terry, T.C, (2003). "W. Horace Carter- The LIfe Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman's Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953". Grassroots Editor, 44:3, 10-16.
        • Professional Journal

        • Terry, T.C, (2012). "An Acceptable Prejudice". Inside Higher Ed

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - MultiMedia

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., Gercken, D., Carroll, C., Hamm, B., (2007). "Business Communication: Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society- Agenda Setting, Agenda Cutting and Audience Agendamelding in the New Century". Agenda Setting: Media Tenor Research Report Nr. 157

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Newsletter

              • Terry, T.C, (2001). "Accommodation is Surrender: Newspapers Must Hold Fast to their Principles". Illinois Presslines *
              • Other

              • Terry, T.C, (2016). “Weekly or Weakly Quality? A Comparative Analysis of Circulation, Penetration, Quality, and Prizewinning at North Carolina Community Newspapers” . Community Journalism
              • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., (2008). "Separation of News and Comment": International Encyclopedia of Communcation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing *
              • Terry, T.C, (1990). Looking Back: The Photographs of E. H. Harrington. Terry Newspapers *

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Scheduled Teaching

              , Spring 2021

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2021

              JCOM 4030/6430 - Media Law, Spring 2021

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2021

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2021

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2020

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2020

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2020

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2020

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2019

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2019

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2019

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2019

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2018

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2018

              JCOM 4030, 6430 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2018

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2018

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2017

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2017

              JCOM 4030, 6430 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2017

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2017

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2016

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2016

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2016

              JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2016

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2015

              JCOM 4530 - Special Topics in Communication, Fall 2015

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Summer 2015

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2015

              JCOM 6510 - Directed Readings in Mass Communication, Spring 2015

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2015

              JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Spring 2015

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2014

              JCOM 4510 - Communication Internship, Fall 2014

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2014

              JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Fall 2014

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Summer 2014

              CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2014

              JCOM 4510 - Communication Internship, Spring 2014

              JCOM 6510 - Directed Readings in Mass Communication, Spring 2014

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2014

              JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Spring 2014

              JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2013

              Newswriting and Reporting , Spring 2013

              Advanced Reporting, Fall 2012

              Media Law and History, Fall 2012

              Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2012

              Agenda Setting Doctoral Seminar, Spring 2012

              Editing for Print Media, Spring 2012

              Magazine Writing , Spring 2012

              Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2011

              Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2011

              Magazine Writing , Spring 2011

              Media Law and History, Spring 2011

              Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2010


              Creative Works - Exhibitions

                    Creative Works - Critique

                    • "Tippecanoe and Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Reagan, Too: To Celebrate the 56th Presidential Election", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2012
                    • "Verbum Dei Manet Aeternum: The King James Bible - 400th Anniversary 1611-2011", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2011
                    • "Clamshells: Photographs, iPhones, and Macintoshes", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2011
                    • “Pauses: Photographs 1989-2009”, Art - Creative Work, - 2010

                      Graduate Students Mentored

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                      Media history, free expression and censorship, editorial writing, mass communication effects ( emphasis on agenda setting), photojournalism, magazine writing, media law, reporting, editing, news writing and mass communication and society ( introductory and advanced).

                      Race and the media, First Amendment rights of free expression and acces, agenda setting and media history.
                      • Keynote Speech for international conference in Turkey. Titled : Towards a Fourth Level of Agenda Setting in a Post-Mass Media World. - June 2014.
                      • Keynote Dinner Presentation - November 2013.
                      • Top Paper Award - November 2010
                      • Scholarly - In Thunder, Lightning or Rain :Three North Carolina Editorial Voices Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953.
                      • Non - Scholarly - Photolio : Photographs 1970-1983  - 1983
                      • Non - Scholarly - The Champions : A Pictorial History of Geneseo's 1976 & 1977 3A State Football Champions - 1977.
                      • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book - "A Tremendous and Baleful Aspect : Conscription in the Civil War through the Pages of Federal and Confederate Newspapers in 1863." - Co-authored by : Donald Shaw.
                      • Book Review - " Censors at Work : How States Shaped Literature" by Robert Darnton - Co-authored by: Donald Shaw.
                      • Journal Article, Academic Journal -"Communication is Community : How We ( Soldiers, too ) Mix Traditional and Social Media Messages to Connect with Each Other" - Co-authored by : Donald Shaw and Milad Minooie. 
                      • Rest Under the Shade of the Trees : Fourth Level Agenda Setting and Framing the Civil War and the Lost Cause through Obituaries of Union and Confederate Generals, 1863-1904 - $500 - 2015-11-30
                      • Shards and Prisms : Neville Chamberlain and the Agenda Settinf Effect of the Press on Appeasement in the Wake of munich, 1938-1939 - 2012-12-31
                      • Rebel Yells and Idle Vaporings : The Lost Cause Rises and Dissipates in The Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution and The New York Times, 1860-1914 - 2012-11-08