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How to Build a Strong Tenure File, by Lee Jolliffe, in Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, Vol 10(2), Spring 2009, http://aejmcmagazine.asu.edu/Journal/Spring2009/Jolliffe.pdf

Having gone up for tenure at both a large university and a small college, reviewed many tenure files as an outside evaluator, and attended a number of “how to get tenured” workshops, I’ve built this list of suggestions for others. Each file you should start while in graduate school, along with the documents you should keep and how to assess your own progress and shore up areas that can readily be attacked by critical people, is detailed.

John Jolliffe's Defense of Escaped Slave Margaret Garner:
Gender, Race, Slavery, and Murder in the 19th Century Press, by Lee Jolliffe, presented at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, Nov. 10, 2006, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

When Margaret Garner escaped north across the frozen Ohio River in January of 1856, she meant to find freedom for her family. Instead, slavers and federal marshals broke into their hiding place in Cincinnati.  As they captured her husband Robert, she tried to kill her children, succeeding with the youngest, two-year-old Mary. Margaret Garner's escape attempt served as the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 
"Brilliant yet retiring Quaker attorney" John Jolliffe defended Garner. His complex strategy involved trying to have his client placed under Ohio's jurisdiction to be tried for murder, for which the Ohio Governor had already secretly agreed to pardon her.  In essence, Jolliffe's defense was that Margaret Garner was a person (capable of murder), not an object (capable of being owned).
 
This paper briefly summarizes events and explores how Margaret Garner and her defender were treated in publications of the era, including black and white newspapers of Cincinnati, the New York Times, and popular books of reminiscences. To what extent was Garner person or object? Gendered or neutral? Murderer or victim? Jolliffe was treated as a hero by the northern press, but did reporters think him as deluded as Don Quixote or was there method to his madness? This case offers us a place to explore the intersection of gender, race, slavery, and murder.

Magazine Editors and Editing, by Lee Jolliffe, chapter 4 in The American Magazine, by David Abrahamson

The chapter is summarized in Dane Claussen's article, Herculean task: Assessing the state of research needed
to tap into myriad magazine perspectives (http://aejmcmagazine.asu.edu/Newsletter/MagMatterF08.pdf):

    Chapter 4 of Abrahamson’s book, Lee Jolliffe’s review of research on magazine editors and magazine editing practices, starts off with Jolliffe observing that, “Chief areas of emphasis have been (a) biographical studies
of individual editors and (b) various types of studies of editorial practices, including surveys, magazine content
analyses, and close qualitative examinations of editors’ relationships with others....[M]ost works on magazine
editing appear through the book industry as editors’ biographies, autobiographies, and collected letters....”
    Jolliffe’s conclusion was prescriptive and, arguably, also optimistic: “future biographical studies should seek
an intellectual depth that steps back from individual personalities to show the exchange of influences between
the editor, the magazine text, the audience, and the society.” She wrote that “future magazine researchers
will have a whole range of possibilities for exploration, opened up by the current....attempts to build a platform of magazine theories....” and that:
    “Future researchers in the magazine editing subfield will explore relationships among various players in the
making of magazines. They will closely examine influence exchanges—influences of editors and influences on
editors. They will examine the effects of organizational structures and flow of communication on magazine
texts. And they will step outside the magazine to explore deliberate access attempts, as outside interest groups work to influence editors and thus magazine contents.”
    Based on my search of refereed journal articles, I (i.e., Dane Claussen) would have to say that what Jolliffe said was being published then still is being published now and that what she hoped for has hardly happened at all.

The Partnership of Telegraphy and Radio in "Re-Creating" Events for Broadcast, by J. Steven Smethers and Lee Jolliffe, Journal of Radio Studies Vol 2, # 1&2

Although historians have explored the effects of telegraphy on the newspaper, little attention has been given the relationship between telegraphy and radio broadcasting. This article explores the partnership between Western Union telegraphers and radio sportscasters in broadcasting sports event “re-creations.” Oral history interviewing is used with 10 Western Union telegraphers and 12 radio sportscasters who participated in this early method of providing “live” away-game coverage. Included are sections on Western Union services and re-creation equipment and processes.    www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a785041547~db=all

Louisa May Alcott, by Lee Jolliffe, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved

Louisa May Alcott is an unexpected inhabitant in the world of magazine editing. Her name is better known as the author of Little Women (1868-1869) and other children's stories, and her novels are now as often scrutinized by social historians as they are read with tears and laughter by youngsters. Alcott did edit a magazine, however, in the course of her long and varied career.......
Alcott's early life is familiar to most readers; she recounted it honestly in Little Women, changing only the character of the father: Bronson Alcott was more chilly and unapproachable than Mr. March. The loving Marmee, the plays in the barn, Jo's struggles to become a writer, and Beth's death all were real.

Alcott worked at any job open to women in her era; she sewed, "went out to service," minded children, taught school, and eventually managed to sell her short stories to the penny press. She describes her early struggles to support her family in Work (1873). During the Civil War she spent six weeks as a nurse at the Union Hospital in Georgetown, where she contracted typhoid fever; she also collected material for the stories in Hospital Sketches (1863), which attracted national attention and set her on the road to success as a writer.....In her journal for September 1867 she wrote: "[Thomas] Niles, partner of Roberts, asked me to write a girls' book. Said I'd try. F. [Horace B. Fuller] asked me to be the editor of 'Merry's Museum.' Said I'd try. Began at once on both new jobs; but didn't like either."

Published in Boston, Merry's Museum was a pedagogic children's magazine; text and illustrations alike were meant to teach. Boys were apparently the intended audience. (Alcott had always professed to prefer boys to girls; after writing Little Women she commented, "Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters.") The magazine contained articles on topics such as ants, bees, costumes through the ages, reindeer, the source of cinnamon, Roman emperors, British philosophers, diamonds from Brazil, Inca sculpture, classification of birds, castes in India, Robin Hood, and Henry Morgan. There were also stories: Alcott wrote many of these herself,....

The success of Little Women freed Alcott from financial need. In 1870 she resigned the editing position and went to Europe for a year in an effort to improve her health,...
Louisa May Alcott died in Boston on 6 March 1888, the day her father was buried. He had achieved the fame he sought: he was known as "the father of Little Women." Louisa, the sole support of her family, has often been called by a name he gave her: "Duty's faithful child."