Journalist; professor of journalism.  Born–September 8, 1948.  Married– Sally McMillan. Children–one.  Education:  University of Tennessee, B.A., 1970; American University, M. A., 1973; University of Tennessee, Ph. D., 1978.  Professor of journalism, University of Alabama, 1978-2003; visiting professor of mass communications, Emory and Henry College, 2003-2006; Edward J. Meeman Distinguished Professor of Journalism, University of Tennessee, 2006-    .   Co-director of Capstone Poll, 1983-87, and Southern Opinion Research, 1987-2008.  Worked for several newspapers and political campaigns.  Creator and managing director of journalism education blog  Awarded professor emeritus status at the University of Alabama on his retirement in 203.


Contemporary authors online


Infographics: A Journalist’s Guide.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.  Boston:  Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

Seeing Suffrage:  The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effects on the American Political Landscape.  Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 2013.

Web Journalism:  Practice and Promise of a New Medium.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 2004.

Writing for the Mass Media.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1985.

Published under the name Jim Stovall:

Kill the Quarterback, A Novel.  Greyhound Books, 2008.

Writing Wright.  Greyhound Books, 2008.


After Wallace:  The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama.  University of Alabama Press, 1989.

The Complete Editor.  Boston:  Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

Disconnected: Public Opinion and Politics in Alabama.  Vision Press, 1994.

Watergate, A Crisis for the World: A Survey of British and French Press Reaction toward an American Political Crisis.  New York: Pergamon Press, 1980.


The Media in America: A History.  Publishing Horizons, 1989. 2nd ed. 1993.

On-Line Editing.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984. (Rev. ed. Vision Press, 1994).