Mott, Frank Luther, 1886–1964, American author and professor of journalism, b. near What Cheer, Iowa. He directed (1927–42) the school of journalism at the State Univ. of Iowa and was dean (1942–51) of the school of journalism at the Univ. of Missouri. With John T. Frederick he edited and published (1925–30) the Midland. He then served (1930–35) as editor of Journalism Quarterly. His best-known works include American Journalism (rev. ed. 1950); The News in America (1952); and A History of American Magazines (4 vol., 1930–57), for which he was awarded (1939) the Pulitzer Prize in American history.
See his Time Enough (1962), autobiographical essays.