Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting

Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting

by John Maxwell Hamilton


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, June 30


Winner of the Goldsmith Prize, the Tankard Book Award, and the American Journalism Historians Association’s Book of the Year, John Maxwell Hamilton’s Journalism’s Roving Eye has quickly become the definitive history of American foreign reporting. This edition includes a new preface and updated text that reflects the most current developments in foreign reporting. Beginning with the colonial era, the book focuses on underlying factors—such as technology and public opinion—as well as a cavalcade of personalities who bring the narrative to life in arresting detail, making this an indispensable resource for anyone eager to understand the evolution of foreign newsgathering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807143599
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Series: From Our Own Correspondent
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

John Maxwell Hamilton, the Hopkins P. Breazeale Foundation Professor of Journalism at Louisiana State University, began his journalism career at the Milwaukee Journal and reported from abroad for the Christian Science Monitor and ABC Radio. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, and many other newspapers and magazines. He was a longtime commentator on public radio’s Marketplace.

Hamilton served in the Agency for International Development during the Carter administration and on the staffs of the House of Representative’s Foreign Affairs Committee and the World Bank. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy, and was a visiting professor for two years at the Washington Program of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Hamilton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of directors of the International Center for Journalists. He is the author or coauthor of five other books, as well as editor of the LSU Press book series, “From Our Own Correspondent.” He was the founding dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.

Customer Reviews