About the Author

Donald G. Godfrey, PhD, is a professor emeritus of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He was the recipient of the Mormon History Association’s Christensen Best Documentary Award in 2007. He is an LDS and media historian whose articles on Mormon history have appeared in the Journal of Mormon History, the American Review of Canadian Studies, Pioneer, This People, and the Ensign. He is the author of many books, notably The Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Canadian Years and The Utah Years, as well as biographies on Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television and C. Francis Jenkins: Film and Television Pioneer. Godfrey is a past president of the Broadcast Education Association, former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and past president of the National Council of Communications Associations. He is the founding director of the ASU School of Journalism’s doctoral program. He is the 2017 BEA recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Scholarship. He is retired and writing from his home in Arizona.