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Unformatted Document Text:  Thinking about Journalism with Superman 27 on Superman: The Ultimate Max Fleischer Cartoon Collection, VCI video); Superman from the Thirties to the Eighties, 54; “Clark Kent, Reporter,” Adventures of Superman radio series, originally aired February 14, 1940 (available from Digital Deli Online, http://digitaldeliftp.com ). 44 Jules Feiffer, The Great Comic Book Heroes (New York: Dial, 1965), 19. The audience is of course in on Kent‟s joke; the Superman animated serial cartoons often ended with Clark Kent winking at the audience. 45 See “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” parts 1 through 16, Adventures of Superman radio series, originally aired June 10-July 1, 1946 (available from Digital Deli Online, http://digitaldeliftp.com ). 46 Philip Skerry and Chris Lambert, “From Panel to Panavision,” in Superman at Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley and Gary Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 71-72. See also Superman and the Mole Men, originally released 1951 (available on Warner Home Video); the movie, starring George Reeves, later was broadcast as part of Reeves‟s Adventures of Superman TV series under the episode title “The Unknown People.” 47 O‟Neil, “The Man of Steel and Me,” 57-58. 48 “Wall of Sound,” Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, originally aired September 25, 1994 (available on Lois & Clark Season 2 DVD from Warner Home Video). 49 Engle, “What Makes Superman So Darned American?,” 85; Daniels, Superman: The Complete History, 160; Jeffrey S. Lang and Patrick Trimble, “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?: An Examination of the American Monomyth and the Comic Book Superhero,” Journal of Popular Culture 22.3 (Winter 1988): 171. 50 Susan J. Douglas, Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination (New York: Times Books, 1999), 197-98. See also Philip Seib, Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War (Washington, D.C.: Potomac, 2006). 51 Deborah Chambers and Linda Steiner, “The Changing Status of Women Journalists,” in The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, ed. Stuart Allan (London: Routledge, 2010), 52-53; Linda Steiner, “Gender in the Newsroom,” in The Handbook of Journalism Studies, ed. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch (New York: Routledge, 2009), 116. See also Chambers, Steiner, and Fleming, Women and Journalism. 52 Joe Saltzman, “Sob Sisters: The Image of the Female Journalist in Popular Culture,” IJPC.org, 2003, 1; online at http://www.ijpc.org/uploads/files/sobsessay.pdf . 53 Daniels, Superman: The Complete History, 20. For more on the Torchy Blane series and its depiction of women in journalism, see Good, Girl Reporter.

Authors: Ehrlich, Matthew.
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Thinking about Journalism with Superman 27 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                             
on Superman: The Ultimate Max Fleischer Cartoon Collection, VCI video); Superman from the Thirties to the 
Eighties, 54; “Clark Kent, Reporter,” Adventures of Superman radio series, originally aired February 14, 1940 
(available from Digital Deli Online, 
). 
44
 Jules Feiffer, The Great Comic Book Heroes (New York: Dial, 1965), 19. The audience is of course in on 
Kent‟s joke; the Superman animated serial cartoons often ended with Clark Kent winking at the audience. 
45
 See “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” parts 1 through 16, Adventures of Superman radio series, originally aired 
June 10-July 1, 1946 (available from Digital Deli Online, 
). 
46
 Philip Skerry and Chris Lambert, “From Panel to Panavision,” in Superman at Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley 
and Gary Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 71-72. See also Superman and the Mole Men, originally released 
1951 (available on Warner Home Video); the movie, starring George Reeves, later was broadcast as part of Reeves‟s 
Adventures of Superman TV series under the episode title “The Unknown People.” 
47
 O‟Neil, “The Man of Steel and Me,” 57-58. 
48
 “Wall of Sound,” Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, originally aired September 25, 1994 
(available on Lois & Clark Season 2 DVD from Warner Home Video).  
49
 Engle, “What Makes Superman So Darned American?,” 85; Daniels, Superman: The Complete History
160; Jeffrey S. Lang and Patrick Trimble, “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?: An Examination of the 
American Monomyth and the Comic Book Superhero,” Journal of Popular Culture 22.3 (Winter 1988): 171. 
50
 Susan J. Douglas, Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination (New York: Times Books, 1999), 
197-98. See also Philip Seib, Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War 
(Washington, D.C.: Potomac, 2006). 
51
 Deborah Chambers and Linda Steiner, “The Changing Status of Women Journalists,” in The Routledge 
Companion to News and Journalism, ed. Stuart Allan (London: Routledge, 2010), 52-53; Linda Steiner, “Gender in 
the Newsroom,” in The Handbook of Journalism Studies, ed. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch (New 
York: Routledge, 2009), 116. See also Chambers, Steiner, and Fleming, Women and Journalism. 
52
 Joe Saltzman, “Sob Sisters: The Image of the Female Journalist in Popular Culture,” IJPC.org, 2003, 1;  
online at 
 
53
 Daniels, Superman: The Complete History, 20. For more on the Torchy Blane series and its depiction of 
women in journalism, see Good, Girl Reporter. 


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