Journalism History
Episode 62: Copyrighting the News

Episode 62: Copyrighting the News

October 19, 2020

Award-winning author Will Slauter traces the intertwining histories of journalism and copyright law in the United States and Great Britain, revealing how shifts in technology, government policy, and publishing strategy have shaped the media landscape. Transcripts of the show are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

Episode 61: A True Newspaper Woman

Episode 61: A True Newspaper Woman

October 5, 2020

Researcher Carolina Velloso explores the career of sports reporter, photojournalist and national magazine writer Sadie Kneller Miller, a trailblazing journalist at the turn of the 20th century whose story had been lost to history. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 60: Ernie Pyle, WWII and Telling It Like It Is

Episode 60: Ernie Pyle, WWII and Telling It Like It Is

September 28, 2020

Historian Owen Johnson charts the journey in journalism taken by war correspondent Ernie Pyle, from growing up in rural Indiana to his must-read journalism during World War II. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 59: The History of Food Journalism

Episode 59: The History of Food Journalism

September 14, 2020

Food journalism expert Kim Voss discusses the significance of food history and the story behind New York Times food writer Jane Nickerson and her food section from 1942-1957. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

 

Episode 58: Jackie Robinson After Baseball

Episode 58: Jackie Robinson After Baseball

August 31, 2020

Historian Ray McCaffrey describes the activism of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson after he retired from the game that he integrated, including his newspaper columns in support of Muhammad Ali’s right to refuse military service and a boycott of the 1968 Summer Olympics. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 57: America’s Last Great Newspaper War

Episode 57: America’s Last Great Newspaper War

August 17, 2020

Journalist Mike Jaccarino recalls his colorful stint as a reporter for the New York Daily News from 2006 to 2011, during its fight with the New York Post for exclusive interviews and information. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 56: Intimidation Through Libel Law

Episode 56: Intimidation Through Libel Law

August 5, 2020

Historian Aimee Edmondson describes how opponents of the Civil Rights movement weaponized libel law for decades to squelch free speech and silence African American dissent. Transcripts of the show are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

Episode 55: The Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party

Episode 55: The Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party

August 3, 2020

Author Meg Heckman discusses her new book, "Political Godmother," about newspaper publisher Nackey Scripps Loeb, one of the most influential conservative voices in the latter half of the 20th century. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 54: The Most Trusted Man in America

Episode 54: The Most Trusted Man in America

July 19, 2020

The Journalism History podcast marks the anniversary of the death of legendary CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite with interviews with television historian Mike Conway and Amanda Morrow, curator of the Walter Cronkite Memorial in Missouri. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 53: The Problems with Polls

Episode 53: The Problems with Polls

July 6, 2020

American University associate professor Wendy Melillo explains how political polls have been used—and misused—and the election prediction mishaps in American journalism history that followed. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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