Thomas C. Leonard

emeritus journalism professor and University Librarian emeritus

Thomas C. Leonard served as UC Berkeley's University Librarian and as a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism. He has published several books on the role of the press in society and on the origins of modern American journalism. Author of Above the Battle: War-Making in America from Appomattox to Versailles, The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting, and News for All, Leonard focuses much of his research and teaching on the role of the press in society. He is working on a book about "notorious Americans" and how journalists and historians have helped to build them up and tear them down.