mediastudies.press is a scholar-led, nonprofit, diamond open access publisher in the media, film, and communication studies fields. We are excited to announce the publication of Franklin Ford Collection, edited by Dominique Trudel and Juliette De Maeyer.
The American journalist Franklin Ford (1849–1918) is remembered for his ambitious (and stillborn) Thought News periodical, hatched with philosopher John Dewey. The Franklin Ford Collection, curated and introduced by Trudel and De Maeyer, takes in the full shambolic spread of Ford's thought, across news, politics, education, finance, and society at large. The collection includes nineteen documents—letters, leaflets, editorials, and treatises—with critical annotations from Trudel and De Maeyer. The works, many unpublished or rarely circulated, illustrate the core themes that animated Ford's career, including his sweeping program of press reform and his thoughts on the interconnected flows of money, transportation, and communication.
Franklin Ford Collection appears in the Public Domain Series. Scholars interested in proposing volumes in this or other series are encouraged to reach out with a query. You can learn more about mediastudies.press, including our operations and OA principles, on our site. The press is a member of the Open Book Collective and the ScholarLed consortium, and also publishes the History of Media Studies journal. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.