Dr. Jennifer Moore

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Professional Title
Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

M.A. in Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

B.A. in Communication Studies (minor in History), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Interests

My research interests include journalism history, visual communication, digital news preservation and participatory news practices. My work on the nineteenth century illustrated press appears in issues of Journalism History, and I have several chapters in media history collections, including Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting and After the War: The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. I am passionate about teaching my students about journalism and media history and help them make connections to our current media environment.

I currently serve as the treasurer for the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, held annually at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My past national service includes serving as a co-organizer of the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference (JJCHC) that meets annually in New York City. Prior to UMD, I spent three years as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine.

Personal Interests

I am lucky to live in a community on the shore of Lake Superior that embraces all four seasons. I recently joined the board of Duluth Bikes to help share my passion to make biking more accessible and fun at any age. I’m an avid music fan and feel lucky to live in a community with a vibrant music scene. I enjoy volunteering for Sacred Heart Music CenterHomegrown Music Festival, and Heck of the North Production.

Selected Publications

  • Moore, Jennifer E. “Picturing Nationalism: The Politics of Illustrated News During the Civil War Era.” Journalism History. 44, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 2-11.

  • Moore, Jennifer E. and John A. Hatcher. “Disrupting Traditional News Routines Through Community Engagement: The One River, Many Stories Media Collaboration Project." Journalism Studies. (2018): 1-16.

  • Moore, Jennifer E. "'Running the Gauntlet': Representations of Women in the Gilded Age Press." In After the War: The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. New York: Routledge, 2017.

  • Peterson, Scott D. and Jennifer E. Moore. “Picturing Sports: Finding the ‘Actual’ in Nineteenth Century Illustrated Sporting News” Journalism History. 41, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 129-138.

  • Moore, Jennifer E. and Jennifer L. Bonnet. “Preserving News as History: Perspectives on Born Digital News in the Pine Tree State.” Newspaper Research Journal. 36 no. 3 (2015): 348-362.

  • Moore, Jennifer E. “Ours Has Been No Pleasing Task’: Sensationalism in Frank Leslie’s Campaign Against Swill Milk.” In Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th Century Reporting. Transaction Publishers. July 2013.

Public Scholarship

Grant Team, One River, Many Stories. This is a community storytelling project supported by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Courses Taught

JOUR 2300 - Visual Journalism
JOUR 2501 - History of American Media
JOUR 3401 - Digital Storytelling
JOUR 4102 - Newsroom Practicum
JOUR 4200 - Social Media in the Digital Age

Social Media

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