2015 Canadian Studies Center Advisory Board Members

Michael
  • Michael Stamm, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, MSU Department of History
  • Department of History and School of Journalism
  • 402 Morrill Hall
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-8222, Ext.134
  • stamm@msu.edu

Michael Stamm is a political and cultural historian, whose research focuses on two primary topics: the political economy of news and journalism, and the consideration of "new media" in historical perspective. His explorations of these subjects have resulted in published scholarship on the relationship between radio sound and printed text in the 1930s, media reform campaigns in the 1960s and 1970s, the intellectual history of communication theory, and religious broadcasting.

Stamm's book, Sound Business: Newspapers, Radio, and the Politics of New Media (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), traces how American newspapers have responded to competition from "new media," which in the few decades after 1920 meant radio broadcasting.

As a faculty member with a joint appointment in the Department of History and the School of Journalism, Stamm teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on post-Reconstruction United States history, as well as more specialized courses on media and journalism history.

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