KIMBERLEY MANGUN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Communication

Research Statement

I study the Black press; advocacy journalism for social change; and women and minorities in communication history.

Presentations

  • “Celebrating Our Online Success Stories.” Invited to discuss how I reimagined my large-lecture mass communication history class for an asynchronous virtual platform and share details of my innovative assignments. Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, The University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 12/2020.
  • Keynote speaker, “Reflecting on the Legacy of Emory O. Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr.” 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2020.
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  • Invited to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 29, 2019, for the Beatrice Morrow Cannady Elementary School in the North Clackamas School District in Oregon (Portland area). The district voted in Fall 2018 to honor the journalist and civil-rights advocate by naming a new, 550-pupil school after her. The designation is a result of my research on Cannady (book, documentary, and online articles). The school is the first in the district to be named after a woman. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2019.
  • Kimberley Mangun. "Florabel Muir, the 'newspaperman in skirts' (1889-1970." Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Kimberley Mangun. "Teaching Information and Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News." Invited panel presentation, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2017.
  • “‘The issue of our time is civil rights’: Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement in The Nation, 1955-1960.” Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Teaching the Long Struggle for Civil Rights in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” Refereed panel presentation. American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “‘Montgomery is the Happiest City in the World’: How Almena Lomax Covered the Bus Boycott.” Research-in-progress presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Audiences: Thinking About Them, Reaching Them, Keeping Them.” Invited presentation, Daily Utah Chronicle, The University of Utah, March 25, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Covering a Protest, Rallying a People: Editor Emory O. Jackson and the Birmingham Bus Boycott.” Refereed panel presentation. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, January 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • “The National Newspaper Publishers Association: Seventy-five Years of Advocacy.” Paper presented to the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2015 (award winner). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • “‘Project Transportation’: How Emory O. Jackson and the Birmingham (AL) World Covered the Birmingham Bus Boycott and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.” Research-in-progress presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2014.
  • “The ‘eloquent Dr. King’: How Emory O. Jackson and the Birmingham (AL) World Covered Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott." Top Faculty Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference, History Division, Montréal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2014.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Shifting History from Relevance to Resonance.” Presidential address, American Journalism Historians Association annual convention, New Orleans, September 26, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Abe ‘the Newsboy’ Hollandersky: Self-Promotion and the Hero Myth in Newspaper Coverage of the Jewish Boxer.” Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, New Orleans . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “Plagiarism Primer.” Invited presentation, Daily Utah Chronicle, The University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • “Publishing, Portfolios and WordPress.” Invited presentation, Technology and Teaching Day, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, The University of Utah . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Lisa M. Parcell. “The Pet Milk Company ‘Happy Family’ Advertising Campaign: A Groundbreaking Appeal to the Negro Market of the 1950s.” American Journalism Historians Association (National Conference, Raleigh, NC). Award winner. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “The Harlem Renaissance.” Refereed panel presentation, Western History Association (National Conference, Denver). Presentation, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Jeremy Chatelain. “For ‘the cause of civil and religious liberty’: Abner Cole and the Palmyra, NY, Reflector (1829-1831).” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (National Conference, History Division, Chicago). Award winner. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “‘A Giant in Birmingham’: Editor Emory Overton Jackson and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama in 1950.” American Journalism Historians Association (National Conference, Kansas City, MO). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor and the Summer of 1910: Salt Lake City Newspapers Cover the Bicycle Racer’s Final Season.” History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (National Conference, St. Louis, MO). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “The Harlem Renaissance in the Pacific Northwest.” Research-in-progress. American Journalism Historians Association (National Conference, Tucson, AZ). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “On To St. Louis: The Expedition of the Black Bicycle Corps, 1897.” American Journalism Historians Association (National Conference, Birmingham, AL). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “The Japanese ‘Problem’ During World War II and the Central Utah Relocation Center: Reaction and Response in The Salt Lake Tribune.” History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (National Conference, Boston). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Voices of Utah,” online multimedia reporting project, Teaching Panel Session for Best Practices in the Teaching of Diversity Competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference, Boston, August 2009 (award winner). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • “Research Opportunities in Community Journalism.” Panel presentation, Community Journalism Interest Group and Newspaper Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference, Boston, August 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • “The Prism of Identity: The Challenge of Isolating Social Position in Media History.” Panel presentation, American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, October 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • “The Japanese ‘Problem’ During World War II and the Central Utah Relocation Center: Reaction and Response in The Salt Lake Tribune.” Colloquium presentation, Department of Communication, The University of Utah, September 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Larry R. Gerlach. “An ‘Evil Thing’ in Price, Utah: The Lynching of Robert Marshall.” Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association National Conference, Seattle, October 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “The Western Outlook, 1894-1928: A Newspaper ‘Devoted to the Interests of the Negro on the Pacific Coast.’” Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journal-ism and Mass Communication National Conference, History Division, Chicago, August 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.

Publications

  • Kimberley Mangun & Earnest L. Perry (2020). The Negro/National Newspaper Publishers Association and its Dual Roles As a Trade and Advocacy Organization, 1940–2020. (pp. 264-336). Vol. 22, Journalism & Communication Monographs. Published, 12/2020.
  • Kimberley Mangun (2020). Researching the Life and Career of Birmingham World Editor Emory O. Jackson. [Website/Blog] URL https://bit.ly/3k4X2sz. Published, 08/2020.
    https://bit.ly/3k4X2sz
  • Kimberley Mangun (2020). Help keep journalism alive in Salt Lake City and other communities. The Salt Lake Tribune. Published, 04/15/2020.
    https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2020/04/...
  • Kimberley Mangun (2020). Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement. (pp. 1097-1098). Vol. 106. Journal of American History. Published, 03/2020.
  • Kimberley Mangun (2020). Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History at the University of Utah. [Website/Blog] URL https://bit.ly/3ugXYyM. Published, 02/2020.
    https://bit.ly/3ugXYyM
  • Kimberley Mangun (2020). How Birmingham Editor Emory O. Jackson Paved Way for Black Press. Birmingham Times. Published, 01/2020.
    https://bit.ly/38hMgIS
  • Kimberley Mangun (2019). Editor Emory Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama, 1940-1975. Peter Lang Publishing Inc.. Published, 08/2019.
  • Kimberley Mangun (2017). The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation . Jhistory, an H-Net listserv for the discussion of the history of journalism and mass communication. Published, 10/2017.
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  • Kimberley Mangun (2017). The Riot Report and the News: How the Kerner Commission Changed Media Coverage of Black America . (pp. 252-53). Vol. 34. American Journalism. Published, 06/2017.
  • Review of Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press by James McGrath Morris (New York: Amistad, 2015). Review published November 2016 on Jhistory. (http://bit.ly/2eAHHNi). Published, 11/2016.
    http://bit.ly/2eAHHNi
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama.” Article published in 2016 on BlackPast.org, an online reference guide to African American history that has millions of annual visitors (per analytics). (http://bit.ly/29YJAmN). Published, 06/2016.
    http://bit.ly/29YJAmN
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Jeremy J. Chatelain. “For ‘the cause of civil and religious liberty’: Abner Cole and the Palmyra, NY, Reflector (1829-1831).” American Journalism 32, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 184-205. Published, 07/2015.
  • Review of James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation by William P. Hustwit (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013) in Journalism History 39, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 259-60. Published, 10/2014.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Driving the Discussion from Relevance to Resonance: How Historians Can Inspire Passion for Place and People.” American Journalism 31, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 150–60. Published, 10/2014.
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Lisa M. Parcell. “The Pet Milk Company ‘Happy Family’ Advertising Campaign: A Groundbreaking Appeal to the Negro Market of the 1950s.” Journalism History 40, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 70-84. Published, 06/2014.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “The Western Outlook: ‘A Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Negro on the Pacific Coast and the Betterment of His Condition.’” In African Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader, ed. and with an introduction by Naeemah Clark (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2014): 23-52. My original essay, “Reflections on the Research Process,” also was published in this volume (pages 165-69). Published, 05/2014.
  • Mangun, Kimberley and Lisa M. Parcell. “The Pet Milk Company ‘Happy Family’ Advertising Campaign: A Groundbreaking Appeal to the Negro Market of the 1950s.” Article accepted for publication in Journalism History (Summer 2014). During the 1950s, a Pet Milk Company photographer traveled the country from Los Angeles to Harlem to photograph Black families for ads that appeared in the Birmingham (AL) World, Washington (D.C.) Afro-American, Los Angeles Sentinel, and other Black periodicals. This article is the first to analyze Pet Milk’s groundbreaking “happy family” advertising campaign, which used Black spokespeople and unique ad copy to reach the so-called Negro market in the 1950s. The campaign, led by a Black ad executive, reflected the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and illustrated socioeconomic gains some families had achieved by that decade. A total of 107 ads were located in newspapers. Of those, thirty-five discrete ads published between November 5, 1949, and March 29, 1958, were analyzed for this qualitative study. The scope and number suggests that this was a major campaign that aimed to regularly expose Black consumers to PET Milk and promote brand loyalty. Accepted, 09/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor and the Summer of 1910: How Salt Lake City Newspapers Framed the Bicycle Racer’s Final Season.” Newspaper Research Journal 34, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 36-59. Marshall “Major” Taylor concluded his illustrious racing career in 1910 in Salt Lake City, where he spent the summer competing at the Salt Palace Saucer Track. This qualitative study uses framing to explore how he and his bicycle races were covered in articles, cartoons, and advertisements published in local white newspapers. The study offers a fuller picture of the man and his career, provides insight into some of the challenges he faced as a black athlete in the Jim Crow era, and contributes historical context to research on racialized portrayals of athletes. Published, 08/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation by William P. Hustwit (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013) in Journalism History (forthcoming). Accepted, 08/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of Struggles for Equal Voice: The History of African American Media Democracy by Yuya Kiuchi (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012). Review published May 5, 2013, on Jhistory, an H-Net listserv for the discussion of the history of journalism and mass communication. Published, 05/2013.
  • Mangun, Kimberley, and Larry R. Gerlach. “Making History: Utah Press Coverage of the Robert Marshall Lynching.” Forthcoming in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South, ed. and with an introduction by Michael J. Pfeifer (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013). Published, 02/2013.
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  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., by Jennifer Petersen (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011). Review published December 10, 2012, on Jhistory, an H-Net listserv for the discussion of the history of journalism and mass communication. Published, 12/10/2012.
    https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=36388
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Technology and History [are] the Future,” The Intelligencer (quarterly newsletter of the American Journalism Historians Association), Fall 2012. The 1300-word piece incorporated details about the virtual symposium, “Astride Two Ages: Technology and the Civil War,” held at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., as well as a discussion of the “vanishing media archive" and its implications for historians. Published, 11/2012.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of Seeking A Voice: Images of Race and Gender in the 19th Century Press, edited by David B. Sachsman, S. Kittrell Rushing, and Roy Morris. Jr. (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2009). Review published January 6, 2011, on Jhistory, an H-Net listserv for the discussion of the history of journalism and mass communication. Published, 01/2011.
    https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=31764
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of African American Journalists: Autobiography as Memoir and Manifesto by Calvin L. Hall (Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press, 2009) in Journalism History 35, no. 4 (Winter 2010): 241. Accepted, 2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Kathryn Hall Bogle.” Article published in 2009 in the Oregon Encyclopedia, a comprehensive site about Oregon’s history and culture produced by Portland State University, the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon Historical Society. Accessible at http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/. Published, 2009.
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  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Editor A.D. Griffin: Envisioning a New Age for Black Oregonians (1896-1907).” American Journalism 26, no. 3 (Summer 2009): 79-116. Published, 2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Beatrice Morrow Cannady.” In Women in American History: An Encyclopedia, ed. Hasia R. Diner. New York: Facts on File, Inc. (forthcoming 2010). Accepted, 2009.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of The African American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom by Patrick S. Washburn (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2006) in Journalism Studies 9, no. 2 (April 2008): 312-14. Published, 2008.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. Review of The Freedom’s Journal: The First African-American Newspaper by Jacqueline Bacon (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2007) in Journalism Studies 9, no. 6 (October 2008): 976-79. Published, 2008.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “‘The Ku Klux Klan are still scrapping here’: African American Response to the Oregon Klan, 1922-1924.” In Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy, eds. William H. Alexander, Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, and Charles H. Ford (London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008): 254-85. Published, 2008.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Robert C. Maynard, 1937-1993.” Article published in 2008 on BlackPast.org, an online reference guide to African American history that averages about 200,000 hits monthly. Accessible at http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aaw/maynard-robert-c-1937-1993. Published, 2008.
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  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Boosting the Black Press’ Bottom Line: Beatrice Morrow Cannady’s Tactics to Promote The Advocate, 1923-1933.” American Journalism 25, no. 3 (Summer 2008): 31-69. Published, 2008.
  • Mangun, Kimberley. “Beatrice Morrow Cannady.” In African American National Biography, eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Published, 2008.