Colonial and Early U.S. Newspapers and Their Editors


Panel organizer:  Karen Weyler, English Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This panel is open to papers discussing any aspect of early U.S. and colonial newspaper culture.  I’m interpreting colonial newspapers broadly to include not only English-language papers, but also papers written in languages other than English and those published outside of British America.  Topics might include:  editing as writing; female newspaper editors; loyalist versus patriot papers; the relationship of colonial papers to metropolitan papers; the rise of local news sections; poetry corners; circulation patterns; the relationship of newspapers to weekly magazines, etc.  

Send your 250-word abstract to Karen Weyler at by Friday, September 7, 2012.