Seattle, WA 98195
In 1972, Baldasty received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in 1978.
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
In 1974, Baldasty received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From left: UW President Ana Mari Cauce, UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Paulo Barreto, UW Provost Gerald Baldasty, UW Graduate School Dean David Eaton at 2017 Latinx Faculty Recognition Event.
(This riveting work of social history documents the role t...)
This riveting work of social history documents the role the news media played in spurring two murders revolving around Edmund Creffield, a charismatic "Holy Roller" evangelist who arrived in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1903 and quickly enraged the citizenry by defiantly challenging the religious and sexual mores of the time. When ardent female followers began refusing to speak to their nonbelieving husbands, vigilantes tarred and feathered Creffield, eventually forcing him to flee to Seattle.
In 1972, Baldasty received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in 1978. In 1974, he received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gerald Baldasty became a professor of communications and adjunct professor of women’s studies at the University of Washington in Seattle 1974. Nowadays Baldasty is Professor Emeritus, and UW Provost and Executive Vice President Emeritus at the university. He has focused his publications and teaching primarily in media economics, media organizations; media and politics, and media, gender and ethnicity. He has also taught courses in career development for students (both graduate and undergraduate).
Baldasty is the author of such books as The Commercialization of News in the Nineteenth Century (1992) and Vigilante Newspapers: A Tale of Sex, Religion, and Murder in the Northwest (Washington, 2005).
(This riveting work of social history documents the role t...)2010
Gerald J. Baldasty believes that in the nineteenth century, America changed so rapidly that even the business of news and newspapers was altered. American news was once guided by politics and party affiliation, but as newspaper moguls became more interested in generating revenue, they focused on pleasing consumers and advertisers. Hence, the news was transformed from political to commercial.