Douglas Gomery

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Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland and Professor Emeritus at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park. He holds a doctorate in Communications from the University of Wisconsin and has taught mass media history at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, New York University, the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), and the University of Maryland.

Gomery has written for the Village Voice, Modern Maturity, The Wilson Quarterly, The Baltimore Sun and other newspapers. He is a former senior researcher for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Media Studies project, and is the author of 21 (his 22nd will be published July, 2013) books on the history and economics of the cinema and broadcasting in the United States, as well as several hundred articles. He also wrote the "Business of Broadcasting" column for the American Journalism Review (1995–2000).[1]


  • Patsy Cline: The Making of an Icon, published in March 2011[2]
  • A History of Broadcasting in the United States (2008)[3]
  • Shared Pleasures: A History Of Movie Presentation In The United States (1992)[4]
  • The Hollywood Studio System (1986)[5]
  • The Coming of Sound: A History (1975, 2005)[6]


  1. ^ American Journalism Review Archived March 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Gomery, Douglas. Patsy Cline: the Making of an Icon. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, 2011 ISBN 978-1-4269-5988-2 WorldCat
  3. ^ Gomery, Douglas A History of Broadcasting in the United States Malden, MA: Blackwell Publications, 2008. ISBN 1-4051-2281-1 WorldCat
  4. ^ Gomery, Douglas. Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States. Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992. ISBN 978-0-299-13214-9 WorldCat
  5. ^ Gomery, Douglas. The Hollywood Studio System. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. ISBN 978-0-312-38843-0 WorldCat
  6. ^ Gomery, Douglas. The Coming of Sound: A History New York: Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-96900-X WorldCat

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