Gerald J. Baldasty

Academic Historian

Gerald J. Baldasty is professor and chair in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and adjunct professor of Women Studies and of American Ethnic Studies. He is the author of three books, including The Commercialization of News in the Nineteenth Century (Wisconsin, 1992) and Vigilante Newspapers: A Tale of Sex, Religion, and Murder in the Northwest (Washington, 2005).

Northwest Enterprise (1920-1954?)

Founded in 1920, The Northwest Enterprise served an important role in supporting and maintaining an emerging African American community in Seattle, Washington and throughout the Northwest.  The newspaper served its community in five specific ways:  visibility, success, support of black institutions, community leadership, and resistance. … Read MoreNorthwest Enterprise (1920-1954?)