Thomas Terry

Journalism & Communication

Professor


Thomas Terry

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 318
Phone: 435-797-3002
Email: thomas.terry@usu.edu

Educational Background

Other, Post-doctoral Fellowship: Department of Defense - Intelligence Community program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
“Message Allocation Practices and Influence Agency in the Emerging Papyrus Society of Vertical and Horizontal Media.”
PhD, Mass Communications (history), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
“That Old-Time Religion: Three Journalists in the Triangle of Race, Religion, and Liberalism in the South at the Cusp of the Modern Civil Rights Era,1950-1953.”
MA, Mass Communications (history), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
“W. Horace Carter – The Life Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman’s Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953.”
BA, Journalism (and history), University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1900

Biography

Thomas C. Terry, Ph.D., owned and edited a small group of newspapers in Illinois and launched two newspapers from scratch. He founded and led a Shakespearean Festival and is past president of the Illinois Press Association, and a private pilot. Dr. Terry plays the bagpipes and collects presidential campaign buttons. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he pursued his post-doctoral studies in the Department of Defense's Intelligence Community program, and his B.A. from the University of Iowa at Iowa City.

Teaching Interests

History, mass communication effects (emphasis on agenda setting), media law and ethics, and advanced reporting.

Research Interests

Race and the media, First Amendment rights of free expression and access, agenda setting, and history.

Awards

Top Paper Award, 2021

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression


Publications | Books

  • Terry, T.C, (1983). Photolio: Photographs 1970-1983. Geneseo Republic *
  • Terry, T.C, (1977). The Champions: A Pictorial History of Geneseo's 1976 & 1977 3A State Football Champions. Geneseo Republic *

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “Custer and the ‘Savages:’ Newspaper Coverage of the Indian War, Summer 1876” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “Rebel Yells and Idle Vaporings: The Lost Cause Rises and Dissipates in the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, and New York Times, 1860-1914” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, (2017). “To Always Be the Tocsin: Josephus Daniels, the News & Observer, and the Beginnings of Jim Crow” : After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. Transaction Publishers
  • Terry, T.C, (2014). "African-Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader": "Visions of Jubilee: Looking to Emancipation and Beyond in the Pacific Appeal 1862-1863". Peter Lang Publishing
  • Terry, T.C, (2014). "Visions of Jubilee: Looking to Emancipation and Beyond in the Pacific Appeal 1862-1863": African-Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D.L, Minooie, M., "Communication is Community: How We (Soldiers, too) Mix Traditional and Social Media Messages to Connect with Each Other". Military Review
  • Shaw, D.L, Terry, T.C, M.M, (2015). Military Communication Strategies Based on How Audiences Meld Media and Agendas. Military Review / U.S. Army, 95:6, 16-27.
  • Terry, T.C, (2015). Of Foreign Fevers, Shot, and Shell: Constitutional Rights of Media Access to the Battlefield after Flynt v. Rumsfeld. National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review, V:2014-15, 95-116. *
  • Terry, T.C, (2013). "Pacific Appeal Campaigns for Black Man’s Role in Civil War”. Newspaper Research Journal Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 34:3/Summer, 22-35.
  • Terry, T.C, D., B., (2012). “Pious, Pure, Submissive, and Domestic? The Transformation and Representation of Women in American Newspapers, 1820-1860". The Atlanta Review of Journalism History, 10:1, 1-24.
  • Terry, T.C, (2011). "Community Journalism Provides Model for Future". Newspaper Research Journal , 32:1, 71-83.
  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., El-Toukhy, S., (2010). "Seeking the H Zone: How We Mix Media Messages to Create Compatible Community in the Emerging Papyrus Society". Central European Journal of Communication, 2:5, 23-36.
  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., Hamm, B., (2006). "Vertical Versus Horizontal Media: Using Agenda Setting and Audience Agendamelding to Create Public Information Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society". Military Review, 86:6, 13-25.
  • Terry, T.C, (2005). "The First Amendment Grounded: Constitutional Implications of Federal Air Regulations on Airborne Newsgathering". Communication Law and Policy, 10:1, 241-265.
  • Terry, T.C, (2003). "W. Horace Carter- The LIfe Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman's Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953". Grassroots Editor, 44:3, 10-16.

Professional Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., Gercken, D., Carroll, C., Hamm, B., (2007). "Business Communication: Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society- Agenda Setting, Agenda Cutting and Audience Agendamelding in the New Century". Agenda Setting: Media Tenor Research Report Nr. 157

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Newsletter

  • Terry, T.C, (2001). "Accommodation is Surrender: Newspapers Must Hold Fast to their Principles". Illinois Presslines *

Other

  • Terry, T.C, (2016). “Weekly or Weakly Quality? A Comparative Analysis of Circulation, Penetration, Quality, and Prizewinning at North Carolina Community Newspapers” . Community Journalism
  • Terry, T.C, Shaw, D., (2008). "Separation of News and Comment": International Encyclopedia of Communcation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing *
  • Terry, T.C, (1990). Looking Back: The Photographs of E. H. Harrington. Terry Newspapers *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2022
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2021
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2021
, Spring 2021
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2021
JCOM 4030/6430 - Media Law, Spring 2021
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2021
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2021
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2020
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2020
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2020
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2020
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2019
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2019
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2019
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2019
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2018
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2018
JCOM 4030, 6430 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2018
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2018
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2017
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2017
JCOM 4030, 6430 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2017
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2017
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2016
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Fall 2016
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2016
JCOM 3100 - Reporting Public Affairs, Spring 2016
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2015
JCOM 4530 - Special Topics in Communication, Fall 2015
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Summer 2015
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2015
JCOM 6510 - Directed Readings in Mass Communication, Spring 2015
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2015
JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Spring 2015
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2014
JCOM 4510 - Communication Internship, Fall 2014
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2014
JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Fall 2014
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Summer 2014
CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2014
JCOM 4510 - Communication Internship, Spring 2014
JCOM 6510 - Directed Readings in Mass Communication, Spring 2014
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Spring 2014
JCOM 4500 - Projects in Communication, Spring 2014
JCOM 4030 - Mass Media Law, Fall 2013
Newswriting and Reporting , Spring 2013
Advanced Reporting, Fall 2012
Media Law and History, Fall 2012
Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2012
Agenda Setting Doctoral Seminar, Spring 2012
Editing for Print Media, Spring 2012
Magazine Writing , Spring 2012
Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2011
Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2011
Magazine Writing , Spring 2011
Media Law and History, Spring 2011
Newswriting and Reporting , Fall 2010

Creative Works | Critique

  • "Tippecanoe and Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Reagan, Too: To Celebrate the 56th Presidential Election", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2012
  • "Verbum Dei Manet Aeternum: The King James Bible - 400th Anniversary 1611-2011", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2011
  • "Clamshells: Photographs, iPhones, and Macintoshes", Art - Exhibition, Curator, - 2011
  • “Pauses: Photographs 1989-2009”, Art - Creative Work, - 2010

Creative Works | Exhibitions

    Monographs

    • “His Criticism Never Ceased: Willard Cole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-53.” Media History Monographs, 2017-2018; 20:1.
    • “Celebrating Forefathers . . . Or Picnicking with Firecrackers? A Content Analysis Study of American Newspaper Celebrations of the July 4th Independence Day, 1820-1860.” Media History Monographs, 2013-2014; 16:1. Co-author with Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D., and Caitlin Hourigan.

    Chapter In-press

    • “Our Greatest and Only Aid: Conscription in the Civil War through the Pages of Federal and Confederate Newspapers in 1863,” The Civil War Soldier in the Press: In Life, In Death, and In Memory. Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. Edited by David Sachsman and Katrina Quinn. New York and London: Routledge Press. Scheduled for publication in late 2021.

    Chapters

    • “Like So Many Black Skeletons: The Slave Trade through American and British Newspapers, 1808-1865.” Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War, edited by David Sachsman (New York and London: Routledge Press, 2019), 125-138.
    • “Newspapers, Agenda Setting, and a Nation Under Stress.” Co-author with Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. With Milad Minooie, Ph.D. The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War, , edited by David Sachsman (New York and London: Routledge Press, 2019), 14-22.
    • “To Always Be the Tocsin: Josephus Daniels, the News & Observer, and the Beginnings of Jim Crow.” Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865-1900, edited by David Sachsman (New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2017), 89-102.
    • “Rebel Yells and Idle Vaporings: The Lost Cause Rises and Dissipates in the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, and New York Times, 1860-1914.” Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865-1900, edited by David Sachsman (New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers 2017), 3-19.
    • “Custer and the ‘Savages:’ Newspaper Coverage of the Indian War, Summer 1876.” Principal Author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. After the War: the Press in a Changing America, 1865-1900, edited by David Sachsman (New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2017), 269-295.
    • “Visions of Jubilee: Looking to Emancipation and Beyond in the Pacific Appeal 1862-1863,” African Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader, Naeemah Clark, editor (New York and Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2014), 7-22.

    Journal Articles In-press

    • “Died of a Theory: The Treason Trial of Jefferson Davis through Newspaper Coverage, 1865-1869,” Southeastern Review of Journalism History, Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D., Spring 2022.
    • “Each Fairy-tale, Each Myth: The Collapse of Vertical Media into a Welter of Disequilibrating Horizontal Media.” Co-author. With Subin Paul, Ph.D., Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain. Agenda Setting Journal. Scheduled for early 2022.
    • “Greater Rudeness: Interruptive Behavior in the Graduate School Classroom,” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. 2021. Scheduled for publication in 2022.

    Journal Articles

    • “Moving the Needle on Racial Disparity: COVID Vaccine Trust and Hesitancy, May 2020 to February 2021.” Vaccine. Co-author with Cheryl Lin, Ph.D., and Pikuei Tu, Ph.D. Both are co-directors of the Policy and Organization Management Program at Duke University.
    • “Potter’s Field? Potter Stewart’s ‘Or of the Press:’ Constitutional Redundancy or Free Press Lodestar?” Ellada Gamreklidze, Ph.D., and Thomas C. Terry, co-authors. Appalachian Journal of Law, 20:1, 2020-2021.
    • “An Embattled Terrain: Women, African Americans, Native Americans, and Immigrants at the Margins in U.S. Newspaper Stories, 1820-1860.” Journalism History. Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. and Erin Coyle, Ph.D. March 2021, 47:1, 89-106.
    • “To Protect a Scumbag: Larry Flynt as Metaphor for First Amendment Media Cravenness,” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2019 (published in 2020), 265-283.
    • “Thereby Throw Sand: Presidential Media Respect through Honorific References in White House Press Briefings, 2001-2017,” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2018 (published in 2019), 333-346.
    • “Rest Under the Shade of the Trees: The Lost Cause through Obituaries of Union and Confederate Generals, 1863-1916,” Southeastern Review of Journalism History. Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D., 13:1, Spring 2018, 1-15.
    • “The Epiphany of Tuskegee Airman Charles Sumner Stone, Jr.” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 94: 2017, 303-316.
    • “Weekly or Weakly Quality? A Comparative Analysis of Circulation, Penetration, Quality, and Prizewinning at North Carolina Community Newspapers.” Research essay, Community Journalism, 5:1 (2016), 41-47.
    • “Military Communication Strategies Based on How Audiences Meld Media and Agendas.” Military Review. Vol. 95, No. 6: Nov.-Dec. 2015, 16-27. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. and Milad Minooie, Ph.D.
    • “Of Foreign Fevers, Shot, and Shell: Constitutional Rights of Media Access to the Battlefield after Flynt v. Rumsfeld.” National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review, Vol. V: 2014-2015, 95-116.
    • Pacific Appeal Campaigns for Black Man’s Role in Civil War.” Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer 2013; 22-35.
    • “Pious, Pure, Submissive, and Domestic? The Transformation and Representation of Women in American Newspapers, 1820-1860." The Atlanta Review of Journalism History, 10:1 (Spring 2012), 1-24 With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. and Bradley J. Hamm, Ph.D.
    • “Community Journalism Provides Model for Future.” Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 32, No. 1: Winter 2011; 71-83.
    • “Seeking the H Zone: How We Mix Media Messages to Create Compatible Community in the Emerging Papyrus Society.” Central European Journal of Communication Vol. 3, No. 2 (5): Fall 2010, 23-36. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. and Sherine El-Toukhy, Ph.D.
    • “Business Communication: Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society – Agenda Setting, Agenda Cutting and Audience Agendamelding in the New Century.” Agenda Setting: Media Tenor Research Report Nr. 157; 2007, 108-114. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D., Dave Gercken, Chad Carroll, and Bradley Hamm, Ph.D.
    • “Vertical Versus Horizontal Media: Using Agenda Setting and Audience Agendamelding to Create Public Information Strategies in the Emerging Papyrus Society.” Military Review, Vol. 86, No. 6: Nov.-Dec. 2006, 13-25. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. and Bradley Hamm, Ph.D.
    • “The First Amendment Grounded: Constitutional Implications of Federal Air Regulations on Airborne Newsgathering.” Communication Law and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 1: Spring 2005, 241-265.
    • “W. Horace Carter – The Life Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman’s Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953.” Grassroots Editor, Vol. 44, No. 3: Fall 2003, 10-16.

    Essays (online)

    • “Teaching Essay: An Embattled Terrain Teaching,” Teaching Essay Series, Journalism History. Co-author with Donald L. Shaw, Ph..D. and Erin Coyle, Ph.D. – April 2021.
    • “The Judicial Legacy of ‘Or of the Press,’” First Amendment Essay Series, Journalism History, online at https://journalism-history.org/. Co-author with Ellada Gamreklidze – Oct. 2019.  

    Encyclopedia Entry

    • “Separation of News and Comment.” International Encyclopedia of Communication, Vol. X, Wolfgang Donsbach, ed. (Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 4576-78. Co-author with Donald Shaw.

    Awards

    • Top Paper Award – at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. “Enormous, Dreadful Wickedness: The Transatlantic Slave Trade through American and British Newspapers, 1800-1808.” Principal author with Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. – November 11-13, 2021.
    • Winner, the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper on a Minority Topic, “Its Racist Plunder: Opposing Agendas and Representations of African Americans in the Elections of 1898 and 2008 through White and Black Press Political Cartoonists,” American Journalism Historians Association national convention Oct. 2-3, 2020.
    • Top Paper Award – at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN. “A Strong Impulse: The Transatlantic Slave Trade through American Newspapers, 1808-1844.” Principal author. With Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. – Nov. 2-4, 2017.
    • Top Paper Award – at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN. “Celebrating Forefathers . . . Or Picnicking with Firecrackers? A Content Analysis Study of American Newspaper Celebrations of the July 4th Independence Day, 1820-1860.” Co-author with Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D., and Caitlin Hourigan – Nov. 11-13, 2010.
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Impact Award for Exceptional Graduate Research with Direct Benefits to North Carolina for M.A. Thesis, “W. Horace Carter – The Life Outside: A Weekly Newspaperman’s Campaign Against the Ku Klux Klan, 1950-1953” – 2005.
    • First place student paper in the History Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, March 3-5, 2005, Athens, GA: “An Awful Roar: Coverage of the Ku Klux Klan’s Resurgence in the Early 1950s through the Pages of the Black Press in North Carolina.”