Louis Liebovich

Professor Emeritus
334 Gregory Hall
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mass Communications)
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Professor of Journalism (retired)
  • Professor of Communications
  • Professor of Media Studies
Course Specialties
  • History of American Journalism
  • The Press and the Modern Presidency
  • Issues in Journalism

Liebovich was formerly a reporter and editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel, a reporter/editor for the Rockford (Ill.) Register-Republic, and a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana Courier. He won several awards as a reporter. He has written five books on the press the presidency and the press and foreign policy. He previously was an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater.

Research/Creative Endeavor

Liebovich is the author of “Abraham’s Rhyme” (Nightengale Press, 2007); “Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Press: A Historical Retrospective” (Praeger, 2003); “The Press and the Modern Presidency” (Praeger, 1998, 2nd edition in 2001); “Bylines in Despair: Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression and the U.S. News Media” (Praeger, 1994), and “The Press and the Origins of the Cold War 1944-‘47” (Praeger, 1988). He is a co-author (with Shraga Feivel Bielawski) and editor of “The Last Jew From Wegrow” (Praeger, 1991). His fourth book, “The Press and the Modern Presidency,” won the Choice Magazine Award as one of the outstanding academic books of 1998. His areas of interest include media history, the press and the presidency, media economic history, politics and the media.