Liebovich, Louis W.
Liebovich, Louis W.
PERSONAL: Born in Rockford, IL; son of Albert (a steel company owner) and Dorothy (a homemaker; maiden name, Pollard) Liebovich; married Shirley Townsend (a homemaker), June 13, 1971; children: Cynthia, Andrew, Rebecca. Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (with distinction), 1971, M.S., 1972; University of Wisconsin—Madison, Ph.D., 1986.
ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Writer. Champaign-Urbana Courier, reporter, 1971–72; Rockford Register-Republic, Rockford, IL, reporter and acting city editor, 1972–76; Milwaukee Sentinel, reporter and assistant city editor, 1976–80; University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, instructor in journalism, 1978–81; University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, instructor in journalism, 1982–85; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, assistant professor, 1985–91, associate professor, 1991–97, professor of journalism and research professor at Institute of Communications Research, 1997–, director of graduate studies in journalism, 1997–2004. Seminar presenter; speaker at academic conferences and conventions; public speaker; guest on media programs.
MEMBER: Assosciation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
AWARDS, HONORS: Journalism awards include three Pulitzer Prize nominations; first-place awards for investigative reporting, Illinois Associated Press, 1974, and Wisconsin Newspaper Association, 1977, 1978; citation for outstanding academic book of 1998, Choice, for The Press and the Modern Presidency: Myths and Mindsets from Kennedy to Clinton.
The Press and the Origins of the Cold War, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1988.
(With Shraga Feivel Bielawski) The Last Jew from Wegrow, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1991.
Bylines in Despair: Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression, and the U.S. News Media, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1994.
The Press and the Modern Presidency: Myths and Mindsets from Kennedy to Clinton, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1998, 2nd edition, 2001.
Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Press: A Historical Retrospective, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2003.
Abraham's Rhyme: The Story of an American Family, in press.
Contributor to books, including Last Rights, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1995. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journalism Educator, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Journalism Monographs. Corresponding editor, Journalism History, 1990–98; member of editorial board, Journalism Quarterly, 1995–.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, June 1, 2003, Karl Helicher, review of Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Press: A Historical Retrospective, p. 141.
Presidential Studies Quarterly, June, 2004, Michael A. Genovese, review of Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Press, p. 455.