Dr. Bonnie Brennen
Nieman Professor of Journalism, Journalism and Media Studies
COMM 3900: Ethical Problems in Mass Communication
COMM 6000: Communication Theory
JOUR 4600: History of American News Media
COMM 6050: Humanistic Theories and Qualitative Methods
COMM 6900: Storytelling in Public Life
COMM 4750/5750: Media, Technology and Society
Mass Media and Society
Ph.D. University of Iowa
I am particularly interested in the integration of theory with practice at Marquette University. The social responsibility mission coupled with a focus on teacher-scholars also resonates with my personal teaching philosophy.
Cultural history of media, social and cultural communication theory, media studies and popular culture
Professional Service and Affiliations:
Contributing Editor, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism
Editorial Board Member, Journalism Studies, Democratic Communique, Journalism Practice, Communication Methods and Measures, Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture, Journal of Communication Inquiry
Associate Editor, Journalism & Communication Monographs
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Communication Association
American Journalism Historians Association
Professional Leadership Experience
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Temple University
Chair, Department of Journalism, Temple University
Director of Production Services, ADVO Publications
Production Manager, Daily News Greensheet Shopper
Production Manager, Sun Flair
Brennen, Bonnie, ed. (2013). Assessing evidence in a postmodern world. Marquette University Press.
Brennen, Bonnie (2013). Contradictions. Strategic Publications.
Brennen, Bonnie (2012). Qualitative research methods for media studies. Routledge.
Brennen, Bonnie S.and Hanno Hardt, eds. (2010). The American journalism history reader. Routledge.
Brennen, Bonnie (2001). For the record: An oral history of Rochester, New York newsworkers. NY: Fordham University Press.
Brennen, Bonnie and Hanno Hardt, eds. (1999). Picturing the past: Media, history, and photography.Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
Brennen, Bonnie and Hanno Hardt, eds. (1995). Newsworkers: Towards a history of the rank and file. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Brennen, Bonnie (2008). From Religiosity to consumerism: Press coverage of Thanksgiving, 1905 to 2005. Journalism Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, 21-37.
Brennen, Bonnie, (2008). Labor and the press in 1908. 1908: An auspicious year in journalism. University of Missouri Press.
Brennen, Bonnie, (2008). Communication and the knowable community. Asian Communication Research Journal (3), 31-42.
Brennen, Bonnie (2006). Searching for ‘the sane society’: Eric Fromm’s contributions to social theory. Javnost/The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, Vol. 12, No. 3, 7-16.
Brennen, Bonnie (2005). Lockouts, protests, and scabs: A critical assessment of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner strike. Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 22, No. 1, 64-81.
Brennen, Bonnie, Miller, L. and and Edgerton-Webster, B. (2005). The construction of readership in Ebony, Essence and O, The Oprah Magazine. Media Report to Women, Vol. 33, No. 1, 5-13.
Brennen, Bonnie (2004). From headline shooter to picture snatcher: The construction of photojournalists in American film, 1928-1939. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 5, No. 4, 423-439.
Brennen, Bonnie and Wilkins, L. (2004). Conflicted interests, contested terrain: Journalism ethics then & now. Journalism Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 297-309.
Brennen, Bonnie (2004). The emergence of class consciousness in the American Newspaper Guild. In D. Heider (Ed.) Class & news (pp. 233-247). Roman & Littlefield.
Brennen, Bonnie (2004). Provocative interventions: Celebrating the work of Hanno Hardt. Journal of Communication Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 269-277.
Brennen, Bonnie (2003). Sweat not melodrama: Reading the structure of feeling in 'All the President’s Men.' Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 4, No. 1, 113-131.
Brennen, Bonnie and Duffy, Margaret (2003). If a problem cannot be resolved, enlarge it. An ideological critique of the other in Pearl Harbor and September 11, New York Times coverage. Journalism Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 3-14.
Brennen, Bonnie (2003). Remembering a mentor. In Michael Murray (Ed.) Mass communication education (pp. 119-120). Iowa State University Pres.
Brennen, Bonnie and Wilkins, L. (2002). History, hate and hegemony: What’s a journalist to do? International Journal of Politics and Ethics, Vol. 2, 37-48.
Brennen, Bonnie (2000). Communication & freedom: An Althusserian reading of media-government relations. Javnost/The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, Vol VII, No. 4, 5-15.
Brennen, Bonnie, (2000). What the hacks say. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring edition, 106-113.
Brennen, Bonnie (2000). Fictional journalists. Newswork in American novels. In H. Hardt In the company of media: Cultural constructions of communication, 1920s-1930s (pp. 101-115, 169-174). Westview Press.
Brennen, Bonnie (2000). Billboards of the dream. Walker Evans on 1930s U.S. advertising. In H. Hardt In the company of media: Cultural constructions of communication, 1920s-1930s (pp. 116-128, 175-176). Westview Press.