Barbie Zelizer published in Memory Studies


Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, published an article in Memory Studies (Vol. 1, No. 1, 79 - 87, 2008, SAGE Publications), titled "Why memory's work on journalism doe snot reflect journalism's work on memory."

Abstract: This article discusses the symbiotic, though uneven, relationship linking scholarship on journalism and memory. Though work on collective memory has yet to recognize the centrality of journalism as an institution of mnemonic record, memory creeps into journalistic relay so often that it renders journalism's memory work both widespread and multi-faceted. This renders journalism a key agent of memory work, even if journalists themselves are averse to admitting it as part of what they do and even if memory scholars have not yet given journalism its due.