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 reporting and writing,  mass communication history, media and cultural studies, and a number of 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 coordinator of the SOJMC master's degree program.  Please feel free to contact me with questions about our graduate program.

My major project right now is a book about the newspaper columnist Marquis W. Childs.   I will also be presenting a paper on public reaction to news coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention at the American Historians Association conference in New York in early January 2015.

Spring 2015 Office Hours: TBA

Syllabi for Spring 2015 courses: (coming soon)

JMC 102 - Information Gathering and Research
JMC 455/555 - Race, Gender, and Mass Media
JMC 612 - History of Mass Communication
Honors Seminar- Mass Media of the Civil Rights Era


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 and Research Links

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