Robert Rabe, Ph.D.

Welcome to my home page.  I am an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  I teach mass communication history, media and cultural studies, reporting and writing, and a number of other special topics courses and seminars.  My primary research interest is the history of mass communication and most of my scholarly work involves topics related to journalism and politics in the 20th century.  I have done other research in the history of advertising and the development of new media technologies.

The page contains information related to my teaching and research projects at Marshall, as well as links to resources for students and scholars interested in journalism, mass media, and history.

I am also the graduate coordinator for the SOJMC master's degree program.  Please feel free to contact me with questions about our graduate program.

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

  Monday 2:30-4
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-2:30

Syllabi for Fall 2014 courses:

JMC 102 - Information Gathering and Research Sect. 101 Sect. 102

JMC 404/505 History of Mass Communication

JMC 600 - Proseminar in Mass Communication


Dr. Robert Rabe
Marshall University
122A Communications Building
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV  25755

(304) 696-4636


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Recent Courses


Marquis Childs Book Project

Other Research



Mass Communication History Bibliography


Journalism and History Links

News Reporting Resources List

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