Copeland, School of Communications Fletcher Chair, wrote an article
that was published in the Fall 2002 edition of American Journalism.
The article is titled "'Securing the Affections of Those People
at this Critical Juncture': Newspapers, Native Americans and the
French and Indian War, 1754-1763."
of Copeland's article reads: "In 1754, the American colonies faced
a threat to their existence as French invaders and their Native
American allies mounted a series of attacks on British American
settlements. News of these attacks and the war that was known as
the French and Indian War became vital to Americans, and newspapers
covered these events in a depth never before required of printers,
creating what one media historian has called 'the great running
story of the era.' Central to news of the war was information about
Native Americans. This study looks at the extensive coverage of
the role Native Americans played in the war as both allies of sovereign
nations and as enemies of the colonies. It also explores the changing
nature of newspapers in America."
also editing a 15-volume series titled "Media and War" for Greenwood
Press. The volumes will cover all wars from the French and Indian
War through the War on Terrorism. The books will all be released
at the same time, in 2005.
associate dean of communications, is writing a volume about World
War II in the Asian Theatre, while Brooke Barnett, assistant professor
of communications, is writing the volume about the War on Terrorism.