Makemson article on 1968 cartoons publishes in Journalism History journal

An article by Harlen Makemson, assistant professor in the School of Communications, has been published in the refereed journal Journalism History.

"Beat the Press: How Leading Political Cartoonists Framed Protests at the 1968 Democratic Party Convention," examines how seven leading cartoonists portrayed anti-war demonstrations in Chicago. Strikingly absent, for the most part, from the discourse were depictions of those who caused all the security concerns in the first place – the protestors themselves. Instead, cartoonists, and the press at large, focused attention on violence that had been directed toward their own colleagues.


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