Dr. Julie Lane

Associate Professor 
Office: C-105
Phone: (208) 426-1906
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:15-1:15 p.m., and by appointment

Spring 2019 Courses

MEDIA 453 Communication Technology and Social Change
MEDIA 499 Media Arts Seminar
MEDIA 480 Studies in Media Theory
COMM 508 Media Theory and Criticism
COMM 593 Thesis

Research Interests/Activities:

Dr. Julie Lane is a mass communication historian and teaches courses in media studies and public relations. She investigates the construction of narratives by and about journalists, news institutions, and the coverage they produced. Her work has been published in Journalism HistoryAmerican JournalismThe Blue Review, and Communication & Sport.

Dr. Lane earned her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and her B.A. in journalism and history from Indiana University Bloomington. She formerly worked as an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as an associate for a Washington-D.C. public affairs firm, and as a communications manager for a large law firm.

Selected Publications

Lane, Julie B. “The Establishment roots of the liberal media critique.” In News on the Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Lane, Julie B. “‘Women are a problem’: Title IX Narratives in the New York Times and the Washington Post, 1974-1975.” Communication & Sport 6 (February 2018), 25-40; prepublished December 28, 2016, DOI:  10.1177/2167479516685578

Lane, Julie. “Fulfilling his duty: Senator Frank Church’s use of media to oppose the Vietnam War.” The Blue Review, Feb. 20, 2017. https://thebluereview.org/fulfilling-his-duty/

Lane, Julie B. “Positioning for battle: The ideological struggle over Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American Establishment.” American Journalism 33 (Winter 2016), 61-85.

Lane, Julie B. “From cab rides to Cold War: Richard Rovere, The New Yorker, and postwar Washington.” Journalism History 36 (Spring 2010), 2-12.

Lane, Julie B. “Murrow, Edward R., and the McCarthy Era,” in Encyclopedia of American Journalism, ed. Stephen Vaughn, (New York: Routledge, 2008), 314-316.