(1886–1964), professor and later dean of the School of Journalism at Missouri (1925–51). His books include Six Prophets out of the Middle West (1917); The Literature of Pioneer Life in Iowa (1923); A History of American Magazines (3 vols., 1930–38, Pulitzer Prize; vol. IV, 1957; vol. V, 1968); American Journalism (1941); Jefferson and the Press (1943); Golden Multitudes (1947), on American best sellers; and The News in America (1952).
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.